After receiving hundreds of entries, PAs from across the country and indeed from across the globe have been recognised as the best in the industry in Pitman Training’s SuperAchiever Awards 2016.
The nominees have now been shortlisted to reveal PAs from Croydon, Manchester, Bristol and South Africa to be in the running for the hotly contested ‘PA of the Year’ Award.
Croydon-based Jennifer Corcoran (top left), a socially connected PA, was nominated by her husband, having made a name for herself in the industry connecting with colleagues globally; Debbie Grimshaw from Manchester (top right) was nominated for this award by five of her colleagues for her unyielding support and dedication to championing the industry; Chiara Borrelli Paker from Bristol (bottom right) was recognised for her role and professionalism during a very challenging time for her employer; and South Africa-based Shirwyn Weber (bottom left) has been shortlisted, having broken through the barriers of being a male PA to open new doors for his career.
From 21 March the public is eligible to have their say on who should be crowned PA of the Year and votes can be cast with a quick click of a button at pitmansuperachievers.com, where full details of the shortlisted entrants and their stories can be found.
Leading PA Training Practitioner Adam Fidler leads the judging panel, having worked as a board-level PA for blue-chip organisations including Boots PLC and Bank of America. He sits alongside mum blogger and author Kirsty Smith and last year’s SuperAchiever of the Year, Florence Katono.
The UK’s leading independent training provider Pitman Training launched the SuperAchievers Awards, now in its 4th year, to show anything is possible and to help reward people committed to driving their careers forward in a bid to inspire more of the British workforce to strive for more.
Claire Lister, Managing Director at Pitman Training Group, says: “We love running these awards because we get to uncover amazing people, who really make this industry thrive. People who are dedicated to the PA sector and are key drivers of its growth, people who are committed to helping others evolve and connect with peers, people who show real grit and determination to reach their goals. It’s hugely inspiring and we are humbled each year.”