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    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 […]

    Interview: Enjoy new levels of luxury with My Private Villas

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    With a variety of villas across a number of locations including South America, Thailand and the Seychelles, My Private Villas can offer corporate guests an experience they will never forget. Since being confirmed as a headline sponsor of the PA Life Club, Jade Burke chats to Paolo Macchiaroli, CEO and founder of the firm, to […]

    Weird and wonderful interview techniques that work

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    Interviewing someone for a job can be just as nerve-racking as being the one interviewed, from choosing the appropriate questions to ask, to asking if the candidate fits in when your company. We explore how employers can incorporate some alternative methods into their next interview.   Once upon a time, job interviews were fairly straightforward […]

    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 up to date, don’t forget to check us out on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. 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 […]

    Interview: Daniel Skermer on delivering a new conference for the North

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    Daniel Skermer, founder of the Birmingham PA Forum and Birmingham PA Awards, is back with a bang following the announcement of the upcoming Birmingham PA Forum Learning and Development Conference 2019. Here, he shares what the day will hold and why he strives to offers PAs new motivational and inspirational content to drive their ever-changing careers. […]

    Interview: Fello’s Simone Buckley on the changing world of business travel

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    Having worked with PAs for over 23 years, travel management company Fello knows how to make booking business travel simple and effective. Simone Buckley, group CEO of Fello shares some helpful tips and tricks for assistants to make the most of and why technology is having such an impact on travel. Can you tell us […]

    Podcasting PA Liz Van Vliet on why PAs won’t be replaced by tech

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    Podcasts have risen to fame over the last five years, with more of us than ever downloading and listing to them. With topics that vary from showbiz news to gardening, they can be easy listening or a place to learn new information and skills. After many hours listening to podcasts devoted to helping PAs/EAs develop […]

    Spotlight on: JJ Media Group

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    With 30 years’ experience, JJ Media Group has cemented its position as a leading production services specialist. Jade Burke chats with Amy Green, the company’s marketing and new business manager, about its plans for breaking into the corporate world and the power of technology. Can you give us a brief history of JJ Media Group? With […]

    Work & life: Shirley Ruiz

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    With a bucket list as long as her arm, Shirley Ruiz, EA at HSBC, can’t wait to travel to more countries and experience their cultures – but just make sure a Passionfruit Martini is waiting for her when she returns home. What inspired you to start a career as a PA? Originally, I was working […]

    Interview: Beat’s Dimitri Serif on offering a 5-star service

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    Jade Burke chats with Dimitri Serif, events manager of London night clubs Beat and Toy Room, to discuss how the venues can cater to every PAs need and why it is so important to deliver a five-star service in a club environment. Can you tell us a bit about the Beat brand and how it […]