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Executive PA Magazine Awards 2016

The Executive PA Magazine Awards are the oldest, biggest and only global awards for Executive Assistants Senior PAs have considerable influencing power and are recognised as the biggest direct bookers of corporate meetings and business travel of any other professional group.

Executive PA Magazine has been celebrating the very best from across the UK since 1991.

The 2016 Executive PA Magazine UK Awards were held at the Indigo at the O2 and were attended by over two hundred PA professionals as well as many within the business travel and MICE industries.

I am proud, humbled and delighted that Amanda Turner our Office Manager nominated me for the “Boss of the Year” award 2016.

I have worked with Amanda for over 10 years now and we share a unique working bond and have developed a great personal friendship during this time.

Many executives type their own letters, book their own meetings and arrange their travel these days, however, there is still one person critical to the Boss’ success and that is the professionals professional; our Amanda. I once heard that a secretary is told what to do, a PA tells the boss what to do!

Amanda has the heart of the business in everything that she does, she knows the people, the service, the departments and the clients inherently. She is a partnership maker and the eyes and the ears of the business thus supporting the understanding of key issues and developing action plans. To be put forward for this accolade from her professional network by a person who is an excellent communicator is an honour indeed.

The night was a great success, I hope you enjoy of video of the evening, unfortunately Amanda was unable to join us on the night but she sent lovely messages of support from her sun lounger! Thanks Amanda.

Executive PA Magazine PA of the Year 2016

Prize - 6 night stay for two in Malta, courtesy of Malta Tourist Authority

WINNER - Debbie Kittle - EY

Runners Up - Sue Spink - Arup and Caroline Preston - PKF-FPM

Executive PA Magazine, Up & Coming PA of the Year 2016

Sponsored by Crone Corkill

Prize: 4 night stay in Lucerne, Switzerland for 2 people, courtesy of Lake Lucerne Luxury Hideaways

WINNER - Shona Fraser - Finsbury Food Group

Runners Up - Georgia Jenkins - JLL and Alex Renton - ARUP

Executive PA Magazine,Best Organised Event

Sponsored by Indigo at The O2

Prize: A spa day at the Intercontinental O2 and afternoon tea for two.

WINNER - Leslie Catwell - PwC

Runners Up - Rebecca Rogers - Arup and India Stringer - Good Energy

Executive PA Magazine, Boss of The Year

Prize: A Film in a day team building experience courtesy of City Academy

WINNER: Mike Stratton - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Runners Up - Mark Neilson - Aligra Personnel and Malcolm Hendry, Red Carnation Hotels

Executive PA Magazine, Employer of the Year

Sponsored by Center Parcs

Prize: A 4-night stay for 4 people at one of the Center Parcs resorts


Runners Up -Electronic Arts and CSC

Executive PA Magazine, Outstanding Contributions

Sponsored by PwC

Prize: A two-night stay for 2 and £100 gift card courtesy of THE Shangri-La

Hotel, The Shard London.

WINNER - Sue Barter - Two Rivers Housing

Executive PA Magazine, PA of the Year Africa

Sponsored by Executive PA Jobs

WINNER - Chelene Venter - South African Reserve Bank

Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists, and a big thank you to all nominees, attendees, sponsors and suppliers for helping make this year's awards a fantastic event for all involved!

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