Nominations are open for the sought-after West Midlands PA Awards 2021, recognising the region’s business support community.
Founded by PA Forum, the awards are now in their fourth year and celebrate the successes and achievements of executive, personal and virtual assistants across the West Midlands.
As the process begins to determine the winners for the awards ceremony taking place on November 5th at Park Regis Birmingham, members of the business support community are being asked to put forward their executive support staff across several categories including ‘PA of the Year’, ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, ‘Newcomer of the Year’ and ‘Team of the Year’.
Nominations will remain open until April 30th.
The 2020 West Midlands PA Awards took place virtually and attracted over 500 delegates, with 75 finalists chosen across 10 categories, and winners named from companies including Eversheds Sutherland, West Midlands Combined Authority, Avison Young and PwC.
Daniel Skermer, founder of PA Forum, said: “2020 was without doubt a challenging year for us all and we were so proud to still have delivered such a positive and successful awards ceremony virtually.
“We are excited to welcome personal and executive assistants along with their senior leadership teams to a special live, prestigious event for 2021 at Park Regis Birmingham, where they will be able to enjoy 360 views of firework displays across the city from the hotel rooftop and celebrate all of their achievements and the resilience they have shown over the last year.
“We have introduced new committee members from a range of sectors across the West Midlands including SCC, Jumar Solutions, McKesson UK and PWF Ltd and are determined to make this year’s awards the best yet.
“We have enlisted the help of some of the most respected industry leaders to be on our judging panel, including Victoria Wratten, founder of the Executive & Personal Assistants Association, Rosemary Parr, Global PA Association, and Andrew Jardine, Institute of Administrative Management, as well as support from partners and sponsors Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, Katie Bard and Conference Care.
“The event promises to be a night to remember and, with just a few weeks to go until nominations close, we would urge everyone to get their nominations in before it’s too late.”
Victoria Wratten, founder of the Executive & Personal Assistants Association and member of the PA Awards committee, added: “I am deeply honoured to be part of this year’s judging panel. Playing a small part in the process last year brought home the enormity and exceptionally high levels of stand in support services being delivered locally across the West Midlands.
“After a year of dealing with a global pandemic, we know many assistants have truly excelled in their work and it is really important, more than ever, that they are recognised for this. Many may not have been on the frontline in a way other professionals have, but they have utilised their skill sets to support employers to the highest of heights in the most crucial of times.”
To make a nomination for the West Midlands PA Awards 2021, visit: https://pa-forum.co.uk/nomination/