2016 Manchester PA of the Year Awards Categories

Award winners will be recognised across a variety of categories including:

The Robert Walters' Excellence Award
Sponsored by Executive Partner - Robert Walters

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Robert Walters is proud to work with exceptional support professionals across the North West. This award recognises overall excellence across the support profession. The winner of this award will be an innovative and proactive support for their team and organisation. 

The Manchester PA Network Ambassador Award
Sponsored by Executive Partner - Manchester PA Network

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With over 600 members, the Manchester PA Network is one of the UK's largest networks for PAs, EAs and secretaries. This award, chosen by applicants who are current Manchester PA Network members, will highlight the professionalism and excellence of the network's members.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by Platinum Award Sponsor - Emirates

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This award recognises an individual who has made a significant impact both within their roles as a support professional, but also to the PA, EA, secretarial & support sector as a whole. With the right mix of business acumen, creativity and innovativeness, this person will consistently exceed expectations and continue to push the industry within Greater Manchester.

PA Team of the Year 
Sponsored by Platinum Award Sponsor - Pitman Training

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New this year, this award looks to recognise superior performance by an administrative team. Have your team rolled out new processes across the office? Have you all been part of an excellent social or charity event, bringing attention to the company or raising awareness of a cause? How about that time the team helped your office complete a big move or restructure?

This category is for a team of support professionals who work over and above expectations, as a team. You will have examples of excellent team work and highlight added value to the business you work for. Providing specific examples of the above in your application will help the judges take your team into consideration.  

      Additional Category Criteria

There must be at least three administrative staff in the team to qualify for this category.

All team members must work for the same company.

Best Event Organised by a PA
Sponsored by Key Sponsor - Make Events

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Event management can be tough, but adds an exciting element to many PA's jobs. We want to recognise the organisation, creativity and logistics it takes to organise a successful event.

Above and Beyond
Sponsored by Platinum Awards Sponsor - Eclectic Hotels

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Its not only your daily responsibilities which make you stand-out. The winner of the Above & Beyond award will have gone that extra-mile, outside of their duties, to make a difference in their job. Have you organised a charity event within the company, or set up a networking group, or even initiated an office sports team? If so, tell us all about it.

Brand Champion
Sponsored by Platinum Award Sponsor - Gaucho

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New this year - this award will recognise those whose names are practically synonymous with their brands and are consistently motivated to promote their business to be the best in their industry.

  • Line Manager of the Year

We recognise that as Senior PAs progress in their career, commonly they will manage a team - adding a new dynamic and set of responsibilities to the job. This award will recognise a winner who works in a support role and manages a team of at least 2 people. If you think your Office Manager or Senior PA deserves this award, nominate them today!

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Star of the Future
Sponsored by The Palace Hotel

We are looking for the best newcomer who is already showing signs of being a future PA of the Year. The winner of this award will show initiative and be able to demonstrate their current capabilities, along with an eagerness to progress in the support profession. This award is open to applicants who have worked as a support professional 18 months or less.

Are you as excited for this year's awards as we are? Let us know:


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