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Nomination Categories & Criteria

 

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Make sure you look at the criteria for your nomination category as the judges will be using this when choosing their winners!


Criteria for Awards and Nominees

The following information is designed to help you complete your applications for The PA Hub Awards. You can either nominate someone for an award or you can apply yourself.

 

 

For information:

We refer to the role throughout the information as Personal Assistant (PA). This is a generic use of the title for an assistant and covers other job titles such as Executive Assistant (EA), Business Assistant (BA), Secretary, Legal Secretary, Medical Secretary, Office Manager, Administrator etc. It is impossible to list all versions of the title for the role. We assume the assistants that apply are assisting at Director level or equivalent to qualify. If you want to check that you are eligible to apply please do not hesitate to contact us for clarification. We will treat each case individually and look at the role rather than the title.

 

Important Dates

Thursday 29th March 2018 – Nominations open.


Monday 14th May 2018, Midday – Nominations close.


Monday 21st May 2018 – Finalists for the Awards announced.


Monday 4th June 2018, 10:00–16:00 – Interviews to be held at Malmaison, Leeds for Yorkshire PA of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards and judging for all the other categories.


Monday 4th June 2018, 18:00 – 20:00 – Finalists Pre-Awards Evening Event for all finalists for an evening of celebration and to meet the other finalists and photos taken for the Awards brochure.


Thursday 28th June 2018, 18:45– 01:00 – The PA Awards Dinner will be held at The Pavilion, Leeds United Football Ground.

 

Categories


Rising Star Award

Community Spirit

Members’ Member Yorkshire

Best Organised Event

Employer of the Year

Outstanding Contribution

Best PA Team

Best Boss 

Yorkshire VA of the Year

PA Lifetime Achievement

Yorkshire PA of the Year 2018


Also see our Best of Yorkshire categories voted by the PAs here:

https://thepahubawards.co.uk/best-of-2/

Rising Star

Interviews will not be held for this category. However, to help the judges make their decision please provide examples within your application that can be taken into consideration.


This can include telling us about new skills that have been developed in the role or additional training that has been completed and how these skills have been applied to improve performance. Please also tell us about any future plans for development you have planned or are considering.

The nominee will have been a PA for less than four years and is showing enough promise for you to expect them to go far within the PA industry. They will demonstrate commitment to the company and have an eagerness to learn and develop. They will be ambitious, confident, and always happy to assist colleagues and managers. They show enthusiasm that shines through, have a can do attitude and have made your office a happy place to be!


Extra Criteria

You must have been a PA for less than four years on 1 June 2018

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Community Spirit

Interviews will not be held for this category. However, to help the judges make their decision please provide examples within your application that can be taken into consideration.


You could give examples of how the nominee has demonstrated qualities of compassion and service to either one organisation or a variety of volunteer activities over the last two years.

The nominee for this category will be a PA who is making significant contributions to their community. They give up their time showing compassion and empathy in the extra work they are doing, striving to make the world a better place. They may volunteer for a charity or be a much needed helping hand to a member of the public. They may have raised money for charity in some way or they may be a shining example of the community showing passion to a cause by helping others achieve. A PA who makes you wonder, “How do they fit all this in as well as work, family and life?” This award recognises the unsung heroes of our communities.

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Members' Member Yorkshire

Our PA members are invited to vote for their fellow members who they believe are worthy to be recognised within The PA Hub membership.


This nominee could be seen as an inspiration to others within the profession, has welcomed you into the group, given great advice or just been generally nice to everyone and making people feel at ease. They may have spoken at an event, helped out on reception or been the helpful driver for the evening. They may have introduced you to The PA Hub and you are grateful for the opportunities, the collaboration and the friendships this has given you or they may have given unknowing advice and you want them to know you value their opinion.

We will be collecting nominations and then the PAs will vote for their winner – the PA with the most votes will be announced on the night. Be nice to everyone – it could be you!

Extra Criteria

  • You must be a current paying PA Hub member on 1 June 2018 on any type of membership. This does not apply to non-members who pay per event.
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Best Organised Event

Interviews will not be held for this category. However, to help the judges make their decision please provide examples within your application that can be taken into consideration.


Tell us about the event, what made it different, where and when the event was held, how many people attended and why it was extraordinary. Please include testimonials as we believe the best events are enjoyed most by the guests who attended.

The nominee for this category will have excellent organisational skills enabling them to produce and deliver an outstanding event; be that a board meeting, an away day, gala dinner or a full-on conference. The nominee will have timing and co-ordination attributes, the ability to communicate and work with all levels of staff involved which is essential to deliver that special event.

Extra Criteria

The event, meeting or conference must have been held within the last two years within the period of 1 June 2016 – 1 June 2018.

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Employer of the Year

Interviews will not be held for this category. However, to help the judges make their decision please provide examples within your application that can be taken into consideration.


It would be beneficial to include testimonials from the employees and initiatives that your company has made that take it from good to great. The smallest of things can make a happy work place. Here is your chance to share them!

For this category we are looking for a business that supports and encourages continuous personal development and excellent training opportunities for their PAs. The employer encourages PA networking whether that be an internal or external PA group or both. They continue to listen to their staff and their views. They are forward thinking with possible training needs and change as technology improves and moves forward. This employer works in the present and engages with change for the future.

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Outstanding Contribution

Interviews will not be held for this category. However, to help the judges make their decision please provide examples within your application that can be taken into consideration.


This category is designed for a PA who has influenced or implemented something that proved to make a visible difference to their company; a PA who understands the needs of the business they work for. This could be a new system that has proved successful and had a positive influence to the workplace or an initiative that has saved the business time and resources. It could be a new and improved way of working to make the office a brighter and happier place or a one off task such as organising a complicated office move that has run like clockwork. All PAs make a difference on a day to day basis; what makes this nomination different to stand out from the crowd?

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Best PA Team

Interviews will not be held for this category. However, to help the judges make their decision please provide examples within your application that can be taken into consideration.


This can include a particular project that has achieved success or something such as how the team meet specific objectives by required deadlines or maybe your team have undertaken specific training together to meet the needs of the business.

This category is for a team of PAs who work as a group to deliver an excellent service to their company and work over and above expectations. They will demonstrate outstanding team work and show invaluable initiative to the business they work for. They will work extremely well together to achieve set objectives and provide a good support network for not only their own team but those who they work with on a daily basis. They will support each other and make sure the business runs smoothly with a consistent high level of work, achieving specific objectives and delivering the required outcomes. They may also provide tea and cake for each other on those days when the going gets tough!


Extra Criteria

  • There must be at least three PAs in the team to qualify for this category.
  • All team members must work for the same company.
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Best Boss

Interviews will not be held for this category. However, to help the judges make their decision please provide examples within your application that can be taken into consideration.


The judges would like to hear about all the positive attributes your boss has and how they deliver the message of good working values throughout the organisation.

The nominee for this award will be highly regarded by all levels of staff. They have the ability to communicate at all levels, show instinctive leadership skills with an understanding for their employees. They show strength, direction and cascade their company’s values to all teams and employees within their structure. They value their employees and listen to their ideas that may better the business. They have inclusive ideas and work hard to run the company efficiently and effectively. As a PA having a good relationship with the manager is paramount. Vote here for a boss that you respect and work in partnership with; the one you don’t mind working for even when he/she is having a bad day (you know it is not personal)!

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Yorkshire VA of the Year

The finalists for this category will need to attend an interview with our judging panel between 10:00 & 15:00 on Monday 4th June 2018.


It would be beneficial to include testimonials from your clients and initiatives that your business has made that takes it from a ‘nice to have’ helping hand to being an essential and fundamental part of your client’s business success.

The nominee will have an entrepreneurial flair with a proven record of excellent delivery of a first rate service to their clients. The nominee will be continually looking at business growth with ideas and plans in place showing entrepreneurial skills for getting those new initiatives started. The nominee will enhance the customer experience showing talent in their business and standing out above others in this field.

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Lifetime Achievement

The finalists for this category will need to attend an interview with our judging panel between 10:00 & 15:00 on Monday 4th June 2018.


The nominee for this special award must have been a PA for over 20 years showing continuous enthusiasm and commitment to their chosen profession. They will be recognised for their lifetime dedication to the industry and for their continuing professional and personal development. They will be highly respected by their colleagues and peers and have reached the pinnacle of their career. They could be a mentor to less senior PAs or the centre piece of a company’s universe! Overall the team could not be without them. This award will be testament to their dedication to their career and the company.


Extra Criteria

You must have been a PA for more than twenty years on 1 June 2018.

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Yorkshire PA of the Year 2018

The finalists for this category will need to attend an interview with our judging panel between 10:00 & 15:00 on Monday 4th June 2018.


The nominee for this exceptionally coveted award will be a PA who is highly regarded by fellow professionals for their overall dedication and accomplishments within their company. This individual will have shown flair, ambition, commitment and have a desire to progress in this profession. Please include examples of how the nominee demonstrates the contribution that they provide for the company and the executive/s they support. This can include examples of where they go above and beyond in their role, making them stand out from the crowd and showing their invaluable skills that the company feels lost and lonely without!

This Award is a real testament to someone who is dedicated to the PA profession and appreciates how important their role is in the day to day running of their business.

The winner of this Award will be expected to work with The PA Hub for 12 months following the Awards to promote and champion the profession. This can include speaking at events, writing articles & being an ambassador for The PA Hub. The winner will also be a judge at the 2019 PA Hub Awards.


Extra Criteria

You must have been a PA for more than 4 years on 1 June 2018

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If you have any questions please contact our Awards Team by emailing hello@thepahub.co.uk

Best wishes

Marion & Jon

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