“I am absolutely delighted to have won this prestigious award and I am now looking forward to the exciting year ahead. I hope during that time I will be able to inspire anyone considering a career as a PA as I truly love my job and I look forward to sharing my experiences with any prospective PA’s. The awards evening was a great success and it was fantastic being able to celebrate the role of the PA which so often gets overlooked. I would like to thank Executive PA Magazine and Hays Recruitment for giving me this opportunity.” Judy Willett, Executive PA Magazine / Hays 2012 PA of the Year
Last night the London Film Museum rang out with the sound of hundreds of PAs cheering on their peers as the winners and finalists of the annual Executive PA Magazine | Hays awards were announced.
Photo by Matt Chung / mattchungphoto.com
2012 Executive PA Magazine | Hays PA of the Year - Judy Willett, Carpetright plc (pictured)
First Runner - Helen Hawkes, Twofour Group
Second Runner-up - Alison Boler, ITV Network Ltd
2012 Executive PA Magazine | Hays Newcomer of the Year - Debbie McGibbon, Instant Offices
First Runner-up Thomas Hughes, Lowes Financial Management
Second Runner-up - Bethany Fovargue, Data Interchange Plc
2012 Executive PA Magazine | Hays Boss of the Year - Phil Jones, HJ Heinz
First Runner- up - Ania Farren, Baker Botts
Second Runner-up - Carole Walker, Maybourne Hotel Group
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2012 Executive PA Magazine | Hays Employer of the Year - Capital One
First Runner-up - Greenfields Community Housing
Second Runner-up - Alive Network
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2012 Executive PA Magazine | Hays Best Organised Event - Catherine Strong, NHS Improvement
First Runner-up - Sonali Gurnani, Sony Entertainment Television Asia
Second Runner-up - Louise Jones, Compass Group UK and Ireland
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This annual celebration is designed to recognise the invaluable role PAs play in the workforce - they are after all the often silent cog in a firm that keeps everything turning. Last night, Thursday 13 September, we were joined by over 240 PAs at the London Film Museum as we crowned our 2012 winners. It was a night not to be missed - packed full of entertainment, cheers, laughter and celebrations. In the run up to the awards ceremony we were swamped with entries across the five categories and our judging panel had a tough task ahead of them to whittle the entries down to our winners and finalists. So to everyone who took home a trophy last night we'd like to offer you our congratulations - you truly are one of the UK's finest PAs!
We'll be bringing you more details from the night in the next weeks and look out for our latest issue with full covager which will be hitting desks at the end of the month. More pictures will follow next week.
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Breakfast at the Olympic Park
On Wednesday 12th November 2014 - 8.30am - 10.00am the venue will be set for a hand crafted breakfast with spectacular views of the city and into the distance.
Christmas at the Criterion
On Monday 13th October a select number of PAs will be invited to come and enjoy a fantastic Christmas meal at the glamorous Criterion Restaurant.
Cocktail Master Class
Thursday 13th November 2014, 6:30 pm
Coin Street Conference Centre Showcase
Coin Street conference centre will be opening its doors for an exclusive afternoon of networking, delicious food and venue tours all taking place in the ideal surroundings of London’s South Bank.
Dinner and Overnight Stay
On Thursday 7th November a select group of Executive PA Magazine readers will be treated to a fantastic dinner and overnight stay at the Runnymede on Thames Hotel, with a “Cup Cake Challenge” to boot! Apply to attend!
Exclusive launch - Marriott Kensington
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 Marriott London Hotel Kensington are about to unveil new, high-tech meetings and event spaces following a £1.3m refurbishment.
Lunch, dinner and stay at Pennyhill Park
10th - 11th October 2014.
Visitor registration for office* – the UK’s leading annual business event for executive support professionals – is now open online Office Show 2014 office* returns to London’s Olympia on 7-8 October 2014.
18th - 20th November We are delighted to inform you that visitor registration for EIBTM 2014 is now open!