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UK employees would take a £2,665 pay cut to avoid going back to the office

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Saving money on the daily commute, no need to worry about what to wear and no office politics to deal with… are just a handful of benefits to working from home. And many don’t want to give it up now. Insolvency Support, provider of business support, tips and resources, conducted a survey of 3,000 employees […]

5 Minutes With… Mandy Jennings, Venues of Excellence

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We recently spoke to to Venues of Excellence Executive Director Mandy Jennings about the benefits of Membership Consortiums in challenging industry times, how they planned to support members through the pandemic, plus the views of both members and industry partners… How did Venues of Excellence (VoE) react with a plan for members as we went […]

5 Minutes With… eho chef’s Mr Tetsuro Hama

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In the latest instalment of our online interview series, we sat down with Tetsuro Hama, restaurateur and Founder of eho chef, the corporate dining matchmaking platform that is a perfect addition to any PA’s little black book of contacts… Tell us about your background as a restaurateur and why you started eho chef… I started […]

5 Minutes With… Neil Thompson, Founder & Director, The Delegate Wranglers

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In the latest instalment of our executive interview series, we sat down with The Delegate Wranglers Founder and Event Agency Forum speaker Neil Thompson about his career in events, industry issues and Stranger Things… Tell us a little bit about your career to date and your current professional focus… I’ve been an Event Manager since […]

5 minutes with… Mary Portas

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We’ve heard from the PAs themselves about their day-to-day lives in the workplace, but we’ve decided to ditch the rule book and speak to a boss to find out what they look for in an assistant. In a special ‘5 minutes with…’, Jade Burke speaks to retail consultant and broadcaster Mary Portas, to find out why […]

5 minutes with…Sandra Wainwright, EA at Merseyside Fire & Rescue

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Sandra Wainwright is the EA to the chief fire officer at Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, who recently won the award for ‘not-for-profit PA of the year at the 2018 North West PA of the Year Awards’ and with over 21 years experience, we decided that it’s time we find out a little more about […]

5 minutes with… Emma Powell, EA at Chester Zoo

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Emma Powell is a highly respected executive assistant at Chester Zoo, where she strives to always be organised and social.  Starting from a divisional secretary, she has worked through the ranks, both at the zoo for 14 years and her local PA networks, to become an inspirational EA for many that are starting out in […]

Top Stories of the week

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As we continue to keep you informed on what’s happening in the events world and keep you up to date, don’t forget to check us out on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. 1. The best burgers you can get on national burger day 2018! 2018 has seen a lot of change in the world. But, one […]

5 Minutes with: Kate Isaacson, EA at Power Solutions (UK) ltd

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Kate Isaacson is fairly new to the world of being a PA/EA. Over just 22 months, she has gone from a complete beginner in the position to now being a well respected and highly regarded up-and-comer. Now the EA to MD at Power Solutions (UK) Ltd, she speaks to us about her experience so far.  How did you come […]

5 minutes with… Paula Harding, EA at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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Paula Harding, executive assistant to dean of education and senior management team has worked in the industry for many years. She’s known by many professionals as a brilliant networker and a fantastic EA. Her hard-work over the years has meant that she is well-respected and admired. We speak to Harding about her professional life, her life […]

5 minutes with…Suzy Sanders, founder of Admin Angels

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With a background as an EA, Suzy Sanders, founder of Admin Angels, has transferred her skills over to her virtual assistant support business. Here she reveals how she kickstarted her company and why everyone should indulge in a PJ day. What do you do? I used to be an EA (supporting the chief HR officer […]