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    Hiring trends in the exec support sector – and the effect of the pandemic

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    Bain and Gray’s Executive Director Tray Durrant provides the first in a two-part series providing market insights from the recruitment specialist’s annual survey… Little did we know at the start of 2020 the tumultuous year that lay ahead. Pre-pandemic, the executive support industry was robust and employment at a record high of over 75%. Then […]

    From PA to business owner

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    By Laura Coote, Director, Black Edge Style  Do you have a 100 fashion ideas but you’re never quite sure if you have the confidence to put yourself out there? PA Life spoke with Laura Coote, Director at Black Edge Style who is here to tell you, you can, you should and once you do, you’ll feel […]

    Is the PA’s value in the workplace being underestimated?

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    Attitudes to towards office administrators may have changed since the 1950s, but are they still taken for granted? Kate Warburton, EA to the CEO at Truphone asks the question… I have worked in the administration field now for eight years, and have been lucky enough in that time to work alongside a number of fantastic […]

    5 Minutes With… Georgina Wahed

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    Georgina Wahed fell into her career as a PA to celebrities. But she clearly has a talent for it, as we discover… You’ve been in the industry for 14 years working as a PA – what made you choose this career? When I was younger I generally didn’t know what I wanted to do – […]

    5 minutes with… Leanne Farrell, founder of Leanne Farrell VA

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    After launching her own virtual assistant business a few years ago, Leanne Farrell, founder of Leanne Farrell VA, has never looked back since. Here she explains why she needed to make the jump and stop thinking ‘what if, and why she just can’t live without her phone. How did you launch your business? I started […]

    Birmingham PA Forum announces return of Birmingham PA Awards

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    For the first time, members of the industry can nominate a colleague for an award. The inaugural Learning and Development Conference kicked off today at Unique Venues Birmingham, where hosts the Birmingham PA Forum revealed that nominations are now open for its annual awards. During the event, Dan Skermer, founder of the Birmingham Forum, shared […]

    Visit PA Life at the Learning and Development Conference 2019

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    Attendees to the event are invited to visit the PA Life stand to enter a competition to win a year’s membership for themselves and a fellow PA to the PA Life Club. To celebrate the arrival of the inaugural Learning and Development Conference by Birmingham PA Forum, PA Life will be heading to the event […]

    What does ‘PA’ stand for?

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    In today’s modern world a PA wears many hats, from booking business travel to organising a boss’s schedule, they always ‘bend over backwards’. Here, Georgina Hathaway, freelance PA, explains why when an exec welcomes a PA, they are not just getting an assistant, they are also gaining a superhero. Personal assistant “Do I need one?” […]

    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. Cast your votes for your industry favourites with the PA Assist Awards PA Life has been nominated for the fifth consecutive year in the Periodical Publications for the PA category. […]

    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 […]