This week SecsintheCity, the job site for business support professionals, hosted its annual PA of the Year Awards. Now in its tenth consecutive year, the Awards are an iconic celebration of the essential role that Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants and Office Managers provide to the companies and individuals they work for.
Sarah EL-Doori, Marketing Director of Reach Work and PA of the Year Awards judge, explains that “the aim of the Awards is to champion the profession and acknowledge the significant contribution that PAs and EAs make, especially in these challenging times”.
The Awards ceremony was held virtually, with finalists and their bosses embracing the event’s traditional black-tie dress code.
SecsintheCity received over 450 nominations across three categories: PA of the Year, Legal PA of the Year, Office Manager of the Year and an Outstanding Achievement Award.
Susanna Tait, Chief Executive of event sponsor Tay Associates, offered: “We were impressed by the positivity, perseverance and professionalism shown by PAs, EAs and Office Managers from many different organisations”.
The winners of the PA of the Year Awards 2021 are:
PA of the Year – Sarah-Jayne Makin, PA to Nick Salt, CEO of SYSTRA Ltd, York
Legal PA of the Year – Breanna Worton, PA to Practice Group Managers, Business Services, at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London
Office Manager of the Year – Ruth Houlsby, Office Manager, Sir John Soanes Museum, London
Outstanding Achievement – Sangita Arya, PA to Eduardo Ustaran, Partner at Hogan Lovells LLP, London
Nominations for the SecsintheCity PA of the Year Awards 2022 will open next Spring.