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1. Birmingham PA Awards reveals its 25 finalists
Made up of 25 individuals from some of the region’s most prominent professionals services organisations, the winners of the inaugural awards will be unveiled by the Birmingham PA Forum during a ceremony taking place on July 20 at The Vox, Resorts World, NEC Birmingham.

Birmingham PA Awards

2. Are you looking for a Posh new job?
If you fancy a job change, there’s still time for you to apply to be Victoria Beckham’s PA.


3. Swap scrolling for strolling – how to be more ‘digitally mindful’
Rachel Hutchinson, marketing manager at The Grand Brighton, believes there are certain things we can put in place to help employees switch off. She shares her top tips.

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4. Brits prioritising work over their own health
Almost two thirds of British workers feel uncomfortable taking time off work when they’re ill, according to new research.


5. Get involved in our July/August features
We have started work on the July/August issue and are looking for members of the industry to get involved in two upcoming features: Dyslexia in the workplace and Are you left to the office housework?

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6. Why employers must do more to help productivity levels
With the average worker admitting they are unproductive for up to one and a half hours a day, employers must do more to help get the best from their employees. Darryl Brunt, country head for UK and Ireland at Fellowes shares.


7. London’s The Coal Shed opens its doors to PA Life Club members
Taking place on June 12 from 6 – 8pm, guests will be able to check out the venue’s private dining room, which can seat up to 20 guests, as well as the mezzanine, which can host up to 50.

Coal Shed food

8. The coolest thing in 2018? Reusable coffee cups
Reusable coffee cups have topped a list of the coolest things in 2018, followed by going on holiday to an unusual destination and going to the gym.


9. Networking: How creating relationships today can ensure future success
Ahead of his talk at The Meetings Show on June 28, Héctor A. Venegas’, MD of planning and consulting company Engaging Meetings Ltd, reveals why networking is such an essential skill to have and how reluctant networkers can improve.

Hector Venegas

10. Getting ready for Royal Ascot
Limo Plus offers PAs its top tips on making the classic horse racing event an unforgettable experience.

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