Kim is the founder of the Network, and has more than 25 years' experience as a Personal and Executive Assistant, having formerly been Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner at Michelmores LLP.
At the start of her career, Kim undertook a year long secretarial course. She worked at an investment fund management company, before moving to the motor trade, and then joining Michelmores in 1996 as a secretary in the company/commercial team. Before long, Kim was Secretarial Supervisor for the Business Group, and then became Head of Professional Support, managing PAs across the Firm's three offices (Exeter, Bristol, London), alongside supporting the Firm's Managing Partner. She provided support to the Firm's Executive Board, and was involved in ad-hoc strategic projects. Kim left her role at Michelmores in 2018 to start her own business.
Kim is also a Regional Non Executive Director for EPAA (Executive & Personal Assistants Association), a national professional body championing the cause of EAs/PAs and raising the profile of the profession. Additionally, Kim is an Ambassador for BEEP, a charity which helps young people move into employment.
Lynn is PA to the Head of the Private Client Department at Michelmores LLP, and has worked with Kim for more than 20 years.
Lynn is a fantastic Ambassador for the Network, and a great sounding board for the team. She really champions the Network, its members and the PA profession. She provides event management support, particularly for our Conference.
Alison is PA to the Operations Director at NPS South West, a Multidisciplinary Property Consultancy in Exeter and has worked for NPS South West, part of the NPS Group, since 2008. In 2016 Alison was awarded the NPS Group Excellence award for “Trust” and in 2018 was shortlisted for the NPS Group Excellence Award for “Community”. She is also the CSR Representative and Colleague Insight Forum Representative & Local Engagement Lead for the South West offices.
Alison is a Fellow of the Executive and Personal Assistants Association and has been a member of the Exeter PA Network since 2014 after being made aware of the network by a friend of a friend.
When she is not working Alison enjoys practicing Yoga, learning Spanish and popping to London when she can to spend time with her two Daughters.
Alison is looking forward to taking over as joint fundraising co-ordinator for the network and has already been discussing some great ideas with fellow fundraiser Lewis, over a glass of something of course! Alison (and Lewis) can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of you will know Lewis from his days at Hays, although he his now at Set2Recruit.
Lewis has been a key contributor to the overall success of Exeter Pride, having been part of the organising committee for a number of years.
Lewis and Ali already have some great ideas for fundraising events - and we'll keep you posted!
Lewis (and Alison) can be contacted at email@example.com