WE’RE BACK! It’s no big news that the past couple of years have been tough for businesses – and, of course, individuals – due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions. At PA Life we have pushed through, keeping our audience updated daily via our website, and twice-weekly via our digital newsletter. However, we had to take the difficult decision to temporarily halt publication of our print magazine.
But now, with restrictions lifting, confidence across the market growing and a welcome return to normality, we are back with our first issue of 2022. We’re delighted to have the magazine in print once again – and look forward to your feedback going forward! But for now, we have a cracking read in store for you…
For this month’s PA Profile we sat down with Gemma Elnaugh, who is the Executive Assistant to the CEO at Women in Games, a not-for-profit organisation focused on supporting and empowering women who work in the male-dominated video games industry. She talks to us about her hugely varied role in an executive support position, as well as her work in helping to create the organisation’s global events.
But there’s more, much more. Who’s looking forward to the opportunity to network with your fellow Assistants and valued industry suppliers again? The PA Show is taking place on March 8th & 9th at ExCeL London. PA Life will be there (come and find us on Stand P13C!) and in this issue we feature a taster of what to expect at the event.
We have not one, but three big supplier executive interviews for you. First up, Nick Tipper, Butlin’s Head of Conferences and Events, talks to us about the huge investment the brand has made in its venues, and what that means for corporate event organisers like you. We also sat down with Rachel Tonge, UK Vice President & General Manager at American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), to talk about her role and the company’s ambitions for 2022, which encompass everything from Covid-safe travel to ensuring diversity across its operations and supply chain. And finally, Agiito Chief Operating Officer Donna Fitzgerald tells us how a fleet-of-foot approach, coupled with a genuine desire to help companies navigate business travel and events during the pandemic and beyond, has seen the company emerge stronger than ever from the past couple of years.
Of course, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from the best minds in the business in our regular How To expert columns, which this month tackle upslilling, wellbeing, hybrid working and summer party organising. Plus, our special features are focused on giving you everything you need to deliver successfully on business travel, outdoor venue bookings and teambuilding projects.
We’ll be back for our next print magazine issue in the summer. In the meantime we hope you enjoy the magazine and we look forward to seeing you in person at the PA Show!
Lisa Carter, Associate Editor, PA Life