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Birmingham PA Awards 2018 recognises excellence in the industry

The inaugural Birmingham PA Awards kicked off last Friday, where some exceptional PAs in the region were recognised for their achievements and efforts.

Taking place at The Vox in the NEC, Birmingham, guests were treated to a three-course meal, while British actor and presenter Des Coleman was on hand to entertain everyone throughout the evening.

There were several awards up for grabs, including the Aspiration, Motivation and Greater Birmingham PA of the Year award, where nominees from companies including KPMG UK, PwC, Cure Leukaemia and more were all in with a chance of scooping a gong.

The winners of the night were as follows:

Motivation Award: Jayne Forgham, PwC UK

Aspiration Award: Hannah Cowell, JW Hinks

Inspiration Award: Hannah Smith, Designated PA

Innovation Award: Chelsea Guerin, Trowers & Hamlins

Celebration Award: Fay Gleeson, SCC UK

“Our first PA Awards has been an overwhelming success and this year’s winners have been part of something truly special. These ladies are inspirational and powerful, yet humble. They’re often the unsung heroes of business and it was fantastic to see so many of their colleagues and peers attending to share in their achievements,” said Daniel Skermer, founder of the Birmingham PA Forum & Awards.

“We were blown away at the number of nominations and we were delighted to see some of the region’s biggest businesses putting their people forward. The calibre was exceptionally high and the judges had a very difficult task deciding the winners.

“The support that the Birmingham PA Forum has received from businesses and individuals alike shows us that we’re at the starting point of an exciting journey. We now have over 400 members from across the city and it’s safe to say that this awards ceremony is here to stay.”

The evening also saw guests raise £6,221 for Birmingham charities LoveBrum and the Sir Josiah Mason Trust.

The evening was rounded off with some live music and plenty of dancing, while everyone got their blue steel on in front of the photobooth.

It really was a fantastic evening to kickstart this event of recognition – congratulations to all of the winners!