Winners announced for the North West PA of the Year Awards

Sarah Muench, Sky, with Charlotte Bradshaw from Robert Walters

Last night saw the announcement of 19 winners at the prestigious North West PA of the Year Awards, taking place in front of 700 professionals from the local business community.

Now in its fourth year, the awards ceremony is the only of its kind to recognise the hard work and dedication of the region’s top business support professionals.

The ceremony – hosted in partnership with KPMG, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Pitman Training, and Taylor Lynn Corporation Limited - took place on Thursday 25 October at the landmark Manchester Cathedral.

See photos from the evening here.

Lucy Bisset, Director of Robert Walters Manchester, comments:

“We are immensely proud of another successful year for the North West PA of the Year Awards. Often the unsung heroes of a team, this annual ceremony is welcome chance to celebrate the positive impact support staff have on both their respective company and the wider business community.

“We saw an exceptional number of high quality submissions this year and it has been hugely encouraging to see the passion and commitment come from the local professional community. A big well done to all of the shortlisted nominees and winners.”

Often the unsung heroes of a team, this annual ceremony is welcome chance to celebrate the positive impact support staff have on both their respective company and the wider business community.

Liz Taylor, Managing Director of the Taylor Lynn Corporation, comments:

“TLC is delighted to be associated with North West PA of the Year Awards inaugural dinner being held in one of Manchester’s iconic buildings. It’s been our goal to make the awards the PA event of the year, delivering an unforgettable evening of recognition, entertainment and fun that acknowledges the outstanding professionalism in the North West.”

For further information, please contact Rum Gill on rumandeep.gill@robertwalters.com or 020 7509 8178.

North West PA of the Year Awards 2018 winners:

  • Board Level PA of the Year (Greater Manchester): Hannah Batty, Whispering Smith Ltd
  • Board Level PA of the Year (North West): Farzana Khan, EG Group
  • Rising Star: Lawrence Adlum, KPMG
  • PA Team of the Year (UK Firm): Hall Brown Family Law           
  • PA Team of the Year (International Firm): Chiesi Ltd     
  • Technology & Digital PA of the Year: Danielle Jennings, IRIS Software
  • Manufacturing & Engineering PA of the Year: Rosie Thompson, AstraZeneca
  • Virtual Assistant of the Year (Agency): Joanne Hawkins, Executive VPA
  • Virtual Assistant of the Year (In-house): Gareth Roberts-Tighe, Talk Talk Business
  • Manager of the Year: Joanne Wilson (Hall Brown Family Law)
  • Legal PA of the Year (UK Firm): Leah Taylor, Clarke Willmott LLP
  • Legal PA of the Year (International Firm): Katie Homer, DWF
  • Financial Services PA of the Year (UK Firm): Alexa Martinez, St. James's Place Wealth Management
  • Financial Services PA of the Year (International Firm): Angela Duggan, Santander
  • Media PA of the Year: Sarah Muench, Sky
  • Not-For-Profit PA of the Year (Greater Manchester): Angela Downey, The Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Not-For-Profit PA of the Year (Merseyside): Sandra Wainwright, Merseyside Fire Service
  • Private PA of the Year: Lydia Mckay, Pretty Little Thing
  • Property PA of the Year: Andrea Rothwell, GVA

 

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