The PA Hub

5th Yorkshire PA of the Year Awards Sponsored by

Avenue HQ & Your Local Social



Held on Friday 18th October 2019, 19:00 – 00:30

Hilton Leeds City Hotel

Neville Street, Leeds, LS1 4BX

 

Our 2019 Winners


Rising Star Award

 Sponsored by Hilton Leeds City

*****

 Runner-up – Skye Wilson, Arup

Winner – Paige Foxcroft, Pinsent Masons LLP


Outstanding Charity Work

Sponsored by Executive Secretary Magazine

*****

Winner – Chloe Cross, Sky Betting & Gaming

Commendations – Julie Cowans, PwC LLP / Janet McAteer, Hilton Leeds City Hotel / Melissa Taylor, Direct Line Group


Members’ Member Yorkshire

 Sponsored by The PA Hub

*****

Heather Riley, Titus Salt School


Ann Dunford Special Award

 Sponsored by The PA Hub

*****

Christine Kidd


Best Organised Event

 Sponsored by The Grand York

*****

 Jenny Thomas, Arup


Employer of the Year

 Sponsored by Grace & Tailor

*****

  Pinsent Masons LLP


Above and Beyond

 Sponsored by Sacco Mann

*****

Angela Wooller, AYRE Ltd


Best PA Team

 Sponsored by EJ Events

*****

 Real Estate PA Team, Addleshaw Goddard LLP


Best Boss

Sponsored by This is hel

*****

Kate Thomas, KPMG LLP


Yorkshire VA of the Year

 Sponsored by AYRE Ltd

*****

 Rachel Priestley, Streamline VA Services


Lifetime Achievement

 Sponsored by DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds

*****

 Jayne Swift, PwC LLP


Yorkshire PA of the Year

Sponsored by Avenue HQ & Your Local Social

*****

 Runner-up –  Caroline Evans, Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Winner –  Lisa Jones, PwC LLP


 

Our Sponsors

Our Host for the evening

Duncan Wood, TV Presenter,
Calendar, ITV

Duncan has co-presented Calendar, the award winning ITV Yorkshire news magazine programme for more than 16 years. His career in journalism has spanned almost four decades and taken him around the world and back again and won him recognition from the Royal Television Society. His love of sport has seen him travel to major events across the globe reporting on everything from the football World Cup in Japan to the first ever boxing world title fight in Moscow. He hosted our awards eight years ago and is looking forward to celebrating everyone’s achievements in 2019.

After-Dinner Speaker

Lucy Brazier, CEO, Marcham Publishing

Lucy Brazier is one of the world’s leading authorities on the administrative profession.

As CEO of Marcham Publishing, specialist publishers of Executive Secretary Magazine – a global training magazine dedicated to the professional development needs of senior and aspiring administrative professionals – Lucy works with the best trainers of Executive Assistants from around the world to deliver the most up to date and current training in the market.

Her passion is for the Assistant role to be truly recognised as a career and not just a job. Her formidable training expertise and speaking style have given her opportunities to train, present and emcee events in over 50 countries at over 450 events.

With access to the most forward-thinking, passionate and knowledgeable trainers and administrative business leaders in the world as well as personally meeting and speaking to literally thousands of Assistants over the last nine years, Lucy’s knowledge of the market and what Assistants all over the world are facing on a day to day basis are second to none.

In 2018, Lucy was awarded an Honorary Fellowship to the Institute of Administrative Management. She was awarded the YPA Special Award ‘International Ambassador for the PA Profession’ in 2016 and in 2015 the ‘PA Contributor of the Year Award’ by Office* Show.

Our Live Entertainment

Paul Pashley

Paul Pashley continues to be in high demand performing live at some of the most exclusive events world-wide that includes by request at England’s post Captain Wayne & Coleen Rooney’s wedding in Italy, Sir Alex Ferguson and Lady Catherine’s 50th Wedding Anniversary. He has supported Tenor Alfie Boe in concert and also is credited performing at an event attended by ‘Anne, Princess Royal’ Studio work includes recording original material penned by Gary Barlow & Brian Adams plus working on his latest co-written EP with Billboard No 1 song writer Steve Edwards! Having recently released his latest single ‘All For You’ this is now available to stream / buy online or linked to his social media channels listed below.

Paul frequently performs at one of the world’s biggest football clubs, Manchester United (globally) which to date includes performances in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Russia, Germany, Denmark, Ukraine, France, Spain, Sweden, Serbia Portugal and Belgium. Pashley has also performed for many branded companies parties, awards and special events including Aston Martin, Herbalife, Rolls Royce and many more.

Paul (& his band) are available for dates in 2019/2020 to book direct for your clients events, special occasion or themed evening… Rest assured your entertainment is in safe hands with Pashley solo or beside his exceptional band of musicians! Ready to entertain almost any occasion with his versatile selection of material from Swing to dance floor classics.. Email us today for more information and free EPK pack.

For enquires email: [email protected]

Web: www.paulpashley.com

Twitter: @MrPaulPashley

Insta: PaulPashley

Facebook: Paul Pashley Music

 

Our 2019 Judges

Lucy Brazier

CEO of Marcham Publishing &
Executive Secretary Magazine

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About Lucy

Lucy Brazier is one of the world’s leading authorities on the administrative profession. As CEO of Marcham Publishing, specialist publishers of Executive Secretary Magazine, Lucy’s passion is for the Assistant role to be truly recognised as a career and not just a job. With access to the most forward-thinking, passionate and knowledgeable trainers and administrative business leaders in the world, as well as personally meeting and speaking to literally thousands of Assistants over the last nine years, Lucy’s knowledge of the market and what Assistants all over the world are facing on a day to day basis are second to none.

 

 

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Gemma Walton

MD & Virtual Assistant, Portfolio PA Ltd
Yorkshire VA of the Year 2018

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About Gemma

Gemma is a multi-award-winning Virtual Assistant, winning The PA Hub Yorkshire VA of the Year in 2018, The PA Hub PA in Business award in both 2016 and 2017, and was also a finalist in the 2019 Pitman Training Super Achievers International PA of the Year award.

Gemma founded Portfolio PA in 2015 to provide time-poor directors and entrepreneurs with exceptional administrative and project support on a flexible basis. Since founding the business, Gemma has worked with over 30 clients and now manages a strong team of Associate VAs to deliver to the same high standards she works to herself.

Prior to becoming a VA, Gemma spent over 10 years as a C-suite Executive Assistant in a variety of global businesses, including Yorkshire Water, Premier Farnell, Arup, and more.

This year Gemma will be launching her own VA training programme to enable other administrative professionals to make the switch to freelance.

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Sarah Pratt

PA to MD of Rhodar Limited
Yorkshire PA of the Year 2018

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About Sarah

Sarah is a professional and discreet experienced PA winning the accolade title of The PA Hub ‘Yorkshire PA of the Year’ in 2018, also a finalist for best organised event. Sarah has worked in various administration and PA roles over the last 20 years and is comfortable working at all levels.

Sarah is a firm supporter of the PA role and its evolving value and increasing importance in supporting senior management. Sarah also prides herself on her ability to handle highly confidential and intricate information. Always remaining positive under pressure and a believer in self-development and learning and that every day is a school day!

 

Full list of Finalists


Rising Star Award

 *****

 Paige Foxcroft, Pinsent Masons LLP

 Jasmine Lockwood, KPMG LLP

 Zoe Thickbroom, Rider Levett Bucknall

 Skye Wilson, Arup

 Heather Winterburn, HOME Marketing Ltd

 


Outstanding Charity Work

*****

 Julie Cowans, PwC LLP

 Chloe Cross, Sky Betting & Gaming

Janet McAteer, Hilton Leeds City Hotel

 Melissa Taylor, Direct Line Group


Members’ Member Yorkshire

*****

Simon Capstick, Skipton Building Society

Jo Moorhouse, KPMG LLP

Cathy Newboult, Lupton Fawcett LLP

Heather Riley, Titus Salt School

Jayne Swift, PwC LLP

Lisa Turner, Walker Morris LLP


Best Organised Event

*****

 Louise Barraclough, Pinsent Masons LLP

 Jenny  Thomas, Arup

 Sophie Thompson, Arup


Employer of the Year

*****

 KPMG LLP

 Pinsent Masons LLP


Above and Beyond

*****

Tracey Birtwistle, Skipton Building Society

Manaswini Chouhan, Garbutt & Elliott

Charlotte Fisher, KPMG LLP

Angela Wooller, AYRE Ltd


Best PA Team

*****

 Real Estate PA Team, Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Executive Support Team, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

 Pinsent Masons PA Team, Pinsent Masons LLP

 PwC NE PA/VA Team, PwC LLP


 Best Boss

*****

Caroline Fattorini , Bowman Riley

Kate Thomas, KPMG LLP


Yorkshire VA of the Year

*****

Emma Kealey, Ovation Virtual Assistance

 Rachel Priestley, Streamline VA Services

 Amy Russell, Crescent Virtual Assistance


Lifetime Achievement

*****

Joan Innes, Pinsent Masons LLP

 Sophia Rowbotham, Marshalls plc

 Jayne Swift, PwC LLP


 Yorkshire PA of the Year

*****

 Sarah Clarke, Arup

 Caroline Evans, Addleshaw Goddard LLP

 Lisa Jones, PwC LLP

 Giselle Thompson, Leeds City Council

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