2016 Manchester PA of the Year Awards Shortlist
Congratulations to all of this year's excellent nominees. We continue to see the quality of applicants increase each year - and this year was especially difficult to shortlist. If you were not shortlisted this year we hope you apply again next year.
This year's shortlist provides an example of the hard work, dedication and passion of support professionals across Greater Manchester. We look forward to honouring all shortlisted professionals and celebrating the winners on 27th October 2016 at The Palace Hotel.
THE 2016 MANCHESTER PA OF THE YEAR AWARD SHORTLIST:
THE ROBERT WALTERS EXCELLENCE AWARD
Sponsored by Executive Partner - Robert Walters
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.
Charlotte joined Hewden in 2015 and acts as the EA to the CEO and CFO. Described as being an excellent fit within the business, Charlotte has quickly gained the respect of the senior level management team through her passion for the business and also her sense of fun! As well as building excellent working relationships with the people she supports, Charlotte has built great relationships with the whole office in her quest to encourage everyone to keep fit by joining her in the gym before work.
CVS, Business Rates and Rents Specialist
Michaela has supported the CEO of CVS since June 2015 and it is clear that they have a lot of respect for each other in their respective roles. He spoke very passionately about the importance of the PA role within the business and feels very confident that in Michaela, he has found someone who he feels confident to support him as a true extension to his own role.
Victorian Chophouse Company
Jemma is the “go to” person in the business. She knows everything there is to know and is excellent at dealing with anyone from any walk of life. Jemma’s confidence and relationship building skills are what set her apart from other PA’s her manager has worked with and he knows he can depend on her in any situation.
University of Manchester
Maria is a great ambassador for the role of PA. Always happy to offer advise and assistance, Maria pro-actively supports and promotes the role of PA within Manchester University. Adrian Parker, Maria's endorser said that he was fortunate to have someone working with him who “had the same passion to achieve the highest levels of professionalism and excellence in everything she does.”
Gemma loves her job and this is evident in everything she does in her role. From staying late, working weekends or booking flights on her way around the supermarket, Gemma strives to go over and above what is expected of her in everything that she does. Andy, the company President, could not speak more highly of Gemma and its clear that her resourcefulness, tenacity and flexibility is very much appreciated.