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Stress-busting tips for busy admins

Stress-busting tips for busy admins

Are you running on empty? Juggling a to-do list that's longer at the end of the day than it was at the start? Unable to relax, even at home? Here...

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Essential tech tools for top PAs

Essential tech tools for top PAs

Due to the very nature of the role, PAs face new challenges all the time and no two days are the ever the same. From taking calls to managing you...

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PA Life Training Day filling up fast

PA Life Training Day filling up fast

Management assistants interested in attending this summer's PA Life Training Day should waste no time in signing up, as there are only 20 places ...

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PAs spend too much time at work

PAs spend too much time at work

It's estimated that nearly two-thirds of UK employees (60%) worked from their office during the recent bank holiday, missing out on quality time ...

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Tips for managing multiple execs

Tips for managing multiple execs

Managing multiple executives can be tricky and involve lots of juggling, so here are some handy pointers for you to refer to when you next have t...

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PA Life Training Day set for success

PA Life Training Day set for success

Sessions at the next PA Life Training Day are selling out fast, with around 100 delegates already signed up to take part. PAs from companies such...

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EXECSec exceeds expectations

EXECSec exceeds expectations

This year's EXECSec Summit was once again extremely well received by suppliers and delegates alike. Around 70 personal assistants from companies ...

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Win £500 worth of food courtesy of Deliveroo

Win £500 worth of food courtesy of Deliveroo

Deliveroo brings a variety of high-quality, super-tasty restaurant food to your office, quickly and reliably. Right now, it's giving PA Life read...

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Bring this to your boss to negotiate training

Bring this to your boss to negotiate training

Administrative staff have the potential to be a company's most powerful resource and are sometimes considered to be more closely aligned with mid...

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The Meetings Show develops PA-specific seminar sessions

The Meetings Show develops PA-specific seminar sessions

The Meetings Show has once again partnered with award-winning Marion Lowrence from the PA Hub to deliver relevant and engaging content for P...

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Serious contender

Serious contender

The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) is in the process of rolling out a quality assessment programme. Colette Doyle finds out w...

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Inspired choices

Inspired choices

With the average worker spending nearly 16 per cent of their life at work, Paul Finch explains how to create the perfect office environment

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PA profile: Katie McEwan

PA profile: Katie McEwan

There comes a time in everyone's life when they have to make a decision to change careers for their own good. For Katie McEwan that moment came u...

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Tried & tasted: Orso and Forge

Tried & tasted: Orso and Forge

A lot of dining establishments these days rely on gimmicks – sharing plates, cocktails served in jam jars, or placing your order via a touchscree...

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A memo from Angela Garry

A memo from Angela Garry

“So, what’s the point of this networking malarkey then?” I had a really frustrating conversation about two years ago with my dad, when he asked m...

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All in the mind

All in the mind

Stress can be a costly matter for businesses. But as Sally Lovett says, regular sessions of stretching and meditation could be just the solution ...

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A memo from Vicky Silverthorn

A memo from Vicky Silverthorn

I was never one of those people who knew exactly what they wanted to do in life career-wise. My friends at school had all chosen various options ...

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Timesaving Microsoft Word shortcuts

Timesaving Microsoft Word shortcuts

If you use Microsoft Word to perform regular tasks, timesavers make the job easier and faster. Since nearly every office worker uses the software...

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Checking in: Hampton by Hilton

Checking in: Hampton by Hilton

From the convenience of a hotel room to the flexibility and space of a serviced apartment, we've got the needs of your travelling executives cove...

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Time-saving tips for booking clients

Time-saving tips for booking clients

If you are PA to a consultant, you know that each new client comes with a new set of time-consuming challenges. The more your boss's client list ...

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News

PA Life Training Day filling up fast

PA Life Training Day filling up fast

Management assistants interested in attending this summer's PA Life Training Day should waste no time in signing up, as there are only 20 places ...

Read more

PAs spend too much time at work

PAs spend too much time at work

It's estimated that nearly two-thirds of UK employees (60%) worked from their office during the recent bank holiday, missing out on quality time ...

Read more

Tips for managing multiple execs

Tips for managing multiple execs

Managing multiple executives can be tricky and involve lots of juggling, so here are some handy pointers for you to refer to when you next have t...

Read more

PA Life Training Day set for success

PA Life Training Day set for success

Sessions at the next PA Life Training Day are selling out fast, with around 100 delegates already signed up to take part. PAs from companies such...

Read more

EXECSec exceeds expectations

EXECSec exceeds expectations

This year's EXECSec Summit was once again extremely well received by suppliers and delegates alike. Around 70 personal assistants from companies ...

Read more

Win £500 worth of food courtesy of Deliveroo

Win £500 worth of food courtesy of Deliveroo

Deliveroo brings a variety of high-quality, super-tasty restaurant food to your office, quickly and reliably. Right now, it's giving PA Life read...

Read more

Bring this to your boss to negotiate training

Bring this to your boss to negotiate training

Administrative staff have the potential to be a company's most powerful resource and are sometimes considered to be more closely aligned with mid...

Read more

The Meetings Show develops PA-specific seminar sessions

The Meetings Show develops PA-specific seminar sessions

The Meetings Show has once again partnered with award-winning Marion Lowrence from the PA Hub to deliver relevant and engaging content for P...

Read more

PAs in the news

PAs in the news

In the week that actress Kristen Stewart was seen getting up close and personal with her live-in PA Alicia Cargile at the Coachella music festiva...

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Find your ideal job with help from Attic…

Find your ideal job with help from Attic Recruitment

Attic Recruitment is a boutique consultancy based just off London's Oxford Street. They specialise in placing high-level PAs in exciting roles ac...

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Scottish PA of the Year Award celebrates inaugural…

Scottish PA of the Year Award celebrates inaugural ceremony

The Scottish PA Network this year teamed up with Hays PA & Secretarial to develop its first ever conference and awards ceremony. The event, w...

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Ways to be more powerful at work

Ways to be more powerful at work

We all like to think of ourselves as people of influence, so if you want to be perceived as an authority figure in the workplace, then take on bo...

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Learn these skills to be indispensable

Learn these skills to be indispensable

Admin professionals play a crucial role in ensuring a business runs smoothly, from sorting the post to booking travel. Efficiency is key when it ...

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Get inspired by Green Office Week

Get inspired by Green Office Week

If you've decided to become more environmentally friendly round the office, then it's good timing as Avery's Green Office Week runs until this Fr...

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Discover our top Training Day line-up

Discover our top Training Day line-up

An array of prestigious presenters will be on hand to impart their advice at PA Life's next training day. Speakers at the event include well-know...

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Save time with these super shortcuts

Save time with these super shortcuts

The majority of your work as a PA will no doubt be done on a computer these days. While technology has evolved to make our lives simpler, there a...

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Moti Mahal showcases terrific culinary traditions

Moti Mahal showcases terrific culinary traditions

Sharing food is a traditional part of Indian culture and at the heart of what Moti Mahal does. The Alc menu shows off the best of the Grand Trunk...

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Holland & Holland offers corporate clients a range…

Holland & Holland offers corporate clients a range of compelling activities

Makers of the world's finest sports guns, Holland & Holland's shooting ground offers a wide range of activities for corporate clients that ar...

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Book a meeting & get free cinema tickets…

Book a meeting & get free cinema tickets with this great offer

With more than 50 stunning properties across the UK, from vibrant city centre properties to tranquil countryside retreats such as Highfield Park,...

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Discover Seascape's soothing products

Discover Seascape's soothing products

Inspired by ingredients from the island of Jersey, Seascape Island Apothecary is an award-winning collection of premium bath and body products fo...

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Features

PA profile: Katie McEwan

PA profile: Katie McEwan

There comes a time in everyone's life when they have to make a decision to change careers for their own good. For Katie McEwan that moment came u...

Read more

Tried & tasted: Orso and Forge

Tried & tasted: Orso and Forge

A lot of dining establishments these days rely on gimmicks – sharing plates, cocktails served in jam jars, or placing your order via a touchscree...

Read more

A memo from Angela Garry

A memo from Angela Garry

“So, what’s the point of this networking malarkey then?” I had a really frustrating conversation about two years ago with my dad, when he asked m...

Read more

All in the mind

All in the mind

Stress can be a costly matter for businesses. But as Sally Lovett says, regular sessions of stretching and meditation could be just the solution ...

Read more

A memo from Vicky Silverthorn

A memo from Vicky Silverthorn

I was never one of those people who knew exactly what they wanted to do in life career-wise. My friends at school had all chosen various options ...

Read more

Timesaving Microsoft Word shortcuts

Timesaving Microsoft Word shortcuts

If you use Microsoft Word to perform regular tasks, timesavers make the job easier and faster. Since nearly every office worker uses the software...

Read more

Checking in: Hampton by Hilton

Checking in: Hampton by Hilton

From the convenience of a hotel room to the flexibility and space of a serviced apartment, we've got the needs of your travelling executives cove...

Read more

Time-saving tips for booking clients

Time-saving tips for booking clients

If you are PA to a consultant, you know that each new client comes with a new set of time-consuming challenges. The more your boss's client list ...

Read more

A great escape

A great escape

There are times when business matters are best discussed in a relaxed setting. With the UK's landscape offering so many beautiful locations for r...

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Cybersecurity is key to crime prevention at…

Cybersecurity is key to crime prevention at work

The issue with cybersecurity is firstly how little people understand the risks they take online and the second is how little they appear to care,...

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How to influence others

How to influence others

The power of influencing others is essential to success in all areas of business and important to the smooth and successful accomplishment of a P...

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Is technology taking over your life?

Is technology taking over your life?

PA Life has previously looked at some ways in which it is possible to manage our modern technology to ensure that it improves our efficiency and ...

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In any event

In any event

The PA's role is fast diversifying, with involvement in events having become a fundamental element of their daily work life. PA Life recently par...

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The benefits of business seminars

The benefits of business seminars

All too often, the training opportunities in a company are limited to a few days of induction. But the world of the PA is busy, demanding and fas...

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Style your way to success

Style your way to success

Matching your image to your ability is a skill that communicates competence, credibility and gives you the edge in today's competitive corporate ...

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Better business writing

Better business writing

To achieve their purpose, your business letters need to be accurate, purposeful and appealing. The letters you send are the first impression some...

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Planning made perfect

Planning made perfect

PAs and EAs can hold the key to effective project management. Esther McMorris explains what you can be doing to ensure a project's success and st...

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How to be happier at work

How to be happier at work

What makes us happy at work? When we think of making ourselves feel more fulfilled, we think of gaining more skills, confidence, or aptitude. Her...

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Managing modern technology

Managing modern technology

Devices in the workplace improve efficiency and productivity, but manage them carefully or they can also be a distraction. The arrival of smart p...

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Sharing the load

Sharing the load

New legislation is soon to come into effect that will turn traditional maternity leave on its head by enabling both parents to share time away fr...

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