2017 Manchester PA of the Year Awards Winners

We are proud to announce the 2017 Manchester PA of the Year Awards Winners.

Support professionals from across Greater Manchester celebrated at a black-tie awards gala dinner on 2nd November 2017 at Victoria Warehouse as winners were announced in 11 categories including the overall 2017 Manchester PA of the Year.

Matt Johnson hosted the evening, with a special guest appearance from Manchester poet Tony Walsh. The evening's entertainment was the outstanding RPJ Band.

The Awards evening also hosted a raffle, with profits benefitting The Christie Charity. 

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated. The awards continue to represent a celebration of the business support professionals helping to drive innovation and provide critical support in Greater Manchester. 

See this year's full shortlist. 

View a gallery of images from this year's awards. 

 

THE 2017 MANCHESTER PA OF THE YEAR AWARDS WINNERS:

2017 MANCHESTER PA OF THE YEAR 

Pam Kinsella
The Co-operative Bank

As PA to the CEO, Pam has an acute and almost intuitive understanding of the Co-op Bank. She has maintained her position through a period of change as a constant and a go-to person for all staff and all levels. 

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THE ROBERT WALTERS EXCELLENCE AWARD

Sponsored by Executive Partner - Robert Walters

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Charlie Cosgrove
Talk Talk

Charlie currently supports Talk Talk's CTO on a one to one basis. She consistently strives to provide effective support, as the CTO role is frequently working on a remote basis. She is integral to the retention and attraction of new talent within the business and is completely aligned to the company values and extolls these at all times.

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THE MANCHESTER PA NETWORK AMBASSADOR AWARD

Sponsored by Executive Partner - Manchester PA Network

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Jane Brazzill
PWC

Jane’s an absolute advocate of the Manchester PA Network and works hard to continually promote it in all of her activities both professionally and personally. Jane is well known professional in the PA community, and is a definite go-to person for all people entering the professional, regardless of industry. Jane is a proud winner of the MPAN Ambassador, having won in 2015. 

 

 

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Sponsored by Venue Sponsor - Victoria Warehouse

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. This award is open to a professional who has worked in the support industry 20 years or more. 
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. This award is open to a professional who has worked in the support industry 20 years or more. 
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. This award is open to a professional who has worked in the support industry 20 years or more. 
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. This award is open to a professional who has worked in the support industry 20 years or more. 
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. This award is open to a professional who has worked in the support industry 20 years or more. 
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Ann Malone
Brennan Atkinson

Ann has been with Brennan Atkinson for over 20 years and even tried to officially retire 8 years ago, however with her incredible knowledge of the business, her client relationships and someone who has a sixth sense for what needs to be done before it is asked of her she is indispensable to the company and those that she supports.  

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BEST EVENT ORGANISED BY A PA

Sponsored by Key Sponsor - Make Events

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Mimi Coiffait
Manchester City Football Club

Whilst possessing all the normal characteristics of a fantastic PA and managing all her regular responsibilities, she organised and ran the academy’s first awards ceremony from start to finish. Mimi possess calmness, organisational skills and excellent business acumen which are key to running events. 

 

 

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PA TEAM OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Platinum Award Sponsor - Hill Dickinson

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Chiesi

The Chiesi team have an exceptional wealth of knowledge across the entire business. Working within a heavily regulated environment, the team work and strive to ensure that every member of the business is fully supported in every activity and that the business's reputation maintains its high standing within the industry. 

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STAR OF THE FUTURE

Sponsored by Entertainment Partner - Citation Ltd

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Emily Brown
Addleshaw Goddard

With just 12 months experience within her role at Addleshaw Goddard, Emily has already proven herself to be a PA of the future with her natural drive and determination, along with her strong work ethic and alignment to company values.

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LINE MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Platinum Award Sponsor - Addison Lee

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!
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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Joanne McParland
Hall Brown Family Law

Having been with Hall Brown since its inception Joanne has developed a team of 5 support staff – supporting an office of 15 lawyers across the Manchester office. Whilst still maintaining her primary role as a PA, Joanne has helped to support and develop the business with her keen commercial acumen and awareness of the company's client base.

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ABOVE & BEYOND

Sponsored by Platinum Award Sponsor - Adam Fidler Academy

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Natalie Barker
Godel Technologies 

Having been with Godel Technologies since late 2016, Natalie has established herself has a crucial support to both the CFO and the CEO, and is also responsible for the wider management of the office. Her organisation and efficient process management have been noted across the business and helped her to support in the development and growth of the company.

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BRAND CHAMPION

Sponsored by Platinum Award Sponsor - Gaucho

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Marc Taylor-Allan
PWC

As part of the VA team with PWC, Marc is a positive and influential member of the support services team. An absolute advocate of utilising social media, and an exemplary ambassador, he is consistently striving to promote the PWC brand across all platforms.

MANCHESTER BEE PROUD AWARD

This award recognises two outstanding support professionals who contributed to the Greater Manchester community and were a shining example of hope and resilience following the Manchester Arena bombing. 

Gemma Boyle
Teneo Sports

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Lesley Ward
Unibox

This award recognises two outstanding support professionals who contributed to the Greater Manchester community and were a shining example of hope and resilience following the Manchester Arena bombing.