The number of UK start-ups has grown steadily over the past five years. There are various statistics contained in the House of Commons Business Statistics briefing paper published in December 18, and on the websites of ONS and FSB. According to these organisations, there were 5.4 million microbusinesses (0-9 employees) in the UK in 2018, accounting for 96% of all businesses. (more…)
A recent survey by training organisation Today’s PA illustrated that PAs and office professionals play a strategic role in their business and take on wider responsibilities in the company, working in collaboration with other departments. Employers are beginning to recognise that PAs are an untapped resource with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and a valuable contribution to make to the business. Yet men in the PA role are still rare with only around 6% in the UK (according to the ONS). Read more >> (more…)
It was amazing to see many PA/EAs based in Exeter at our recent Bristol Conference featuring a variety of speakers including Paul Pennant, MS Certified Expert from Today’s PA. Today’s PA specialises in helping PAs to increase their productivity, stay organised and save time with a more effective use of technology. Read more >> (more…)
The Hays PA Report 2015 asked what makes a successful PA and found that it’s an exciting time for PAs and their employers who know what skills to develop and how to make the most of them.
In the nationwide survey of over 3,000 EAs, PAs and CEOs, results confirmed our view that the profession is continually evolving as successful PAs are helping to enhance business performance. Read more >>> (more…)
As a business community are we doing enough to invest in our regional talent? I recently read ‘6 Ways To Take Control of Your Career Development When Your Company Doesn’t Care About It’ in the Harvard Business Review (Jan 2018), and I realised that so much of it applies to Assistants. Read more >>
Personal and Executive Assistants (PA/ EAs) are traditionally known as “gatekeepers” but this outdated description barely scratches the surface of all the value that they provide. Nowadays, they are often termed as having the “power role” with strategic input commanding six-figure salaries in the largest organisations. A demanding role like this requires expert-level skills. Read more >>>
Most of us are no strangers to networking, but surprisingly only a select handful can harness the true power of a professional business network. Many rely on social networks like LinkedIn to make connectivity easier, but social networks are no substitute for direct, personal, quality connections.
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- The former EA to the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will share his extraordinary story to inspire South West admin professionals.
- The PA Network Development Conference is proud to host four industry speakers aiming to encourage insight into emerging best practices, personal development and valuable productivity hacks.
PLACES are selling out fast for a development conference which offers training and support to key office staff across the south west.
This year has seen our founder, Kim Glover, receive the Grow Exeter Top 100 most influential women award in March, and then the WeAreTheCity Rising Star award in June. The Network itself has been shortlisted for UK External Network of the Year in the Manchester PA Network Awards, taking place in November – fingers crossed!
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