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PA Profile: Lydia McKay, Pretty Little Thing
At the time of interviewing, Lydia McKay was EA to the co-founder of Pretty Little Thing.
Having worked on the corporate side in previous job roles, McKay was ready to take on some new responsibilities as an EA at Pretty Little Thing when she landed the job a year ago.

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Interview: Arctic Fox – Intelligent, sharp, adaptable
Having launched the PA Life Club, Aimee Harvey has started a new joint venture in the events management industry, with her company Arctic Fox Events. Here, she speaks to Jade Burke about her top tips for success.

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PA Life Club Christmas Party: The event of the year
The PA Life Christmas Party, based at the Toy Room London, saw the coming together of 150 PAs, EAs, VAs, sponsors and suppliers to one of the greatest celebrations of assistant work in the UK.

Dream Job
Are dream jobs achievable or fantasy?
When you were young you always dreamt of having that one perfect job. For some it was an astronaut or a movie star, others saw their dreams a little more grounded, one day wanting to become a doctor or a writer.

GDPR out of hours
Staff working out of hours could be violating GDPR
UK workers that conduct work tasks on personal mobile phones at home and on the commute could be massively violating GDPR rules. What’s more, most employees are completely unaware that they are doing anything wrong.

Escape your desk: Win £600 of travel vouchers plus a year’s supply of Nescafe Azera coffee
Nestlé Professional understands the importance of taking a break from your desk. So, to celebrate the launch of the new NESCAFÉ Azera by Design coffee, we are offering one lucky PA Life reader the opportunity to win a prize of £600 travel vouchers plus a year’s supply of NESCAFÉ® Azera coffee for your office.

The best ways to start a conversation when networking
Face-to-face conversations are becoming a thing of the past as high-tech devices lead us to live ‘isolated’ lifestyles, it has emerged.

Christmas Present boss
Rules for buying a Christmas present for your boss
It’s the season for giving, and although according to business etiquette it’s not required for employees to buy their boss a Christmas present, sometimes a little gift can go a long way.

merry christmas
Five ways to make the office feel festive this Christmas
It’s that time of year again – and we all seem to be that little bit chirpier wearing Christmas jumpers and drinking mulled wine. However, offices are not generally the most festive environments, which can really put a dampener on that festive spirit.

Stacked Planners
How does journaling increase productivity?
It’s well documented that the act of journaling can help you understand your emotions and improve your mental health- but it’s also an excellent tool for increasing productivity.