A very warm welcome to the Manchester PA Network
The manchester PA network is a non-for-profit organisation founded by Amanda Barlow, Melanie Sheehy and Hayley Harthern in Spring 2011, and was officially launched in July 2011 with a prestigious launch party at the Radisson Blu Edwardian in Manchester. The manchester PA network was borne out of the founders' frustrations of there being no meaningful or beneficial network for PAs in the Manchester area. Back in 2011 the network launched to just 50 members as of June 2013 the network now has over 600 members.
The manchester PA network is a unique, innovative and personal network established to bring together like minded PAs, EAs and Secretaries to create and build long-lasting business relationships and friendships. The manchester PA network aims to provide its members with exciting events, hosted at a wide range of glamorous and prestigious locations.
The not for profit organisation raises vital funds for the Christie charity, a charity very close ot the co-founders hearts but also many of it's members hearts. All we ask is that our members purchase a ticket to each event they wish to attend, the proceeds from the ticket sales go direct to the charity. From the generosity of it's members the network has raised just short of £60,000 since they launched almost five years ago.
No event is the same and the network prides itself on showcasing new venues in the City and it's borders to their members. They brought the first Manchester PA of the year awards to Manchester in November 2015 and will bring it back in 2016.
We often get asked what our members can expect from joining our network well it's pretty simple really. You will be part of a unique, friendly group of wonderful, inspiring and supporting PA's and EA's. Our members share their knowledge and experience and if you ever need any help or advice then just reach out on our Twitter page and you are sure to have the answer you need in no time at all.
We understand it can be quite daunting to attend networking events but please do not worry there is always a very warm and friendly welcome at our networking events and you can always drop a note beforehand and we would be pleased to introduce you to some of our members at the event.
" November 2013 I went along to my first MPAN event and from then on my PA career has been enhanced so richly...new connections, business contacts, venues, sharing of knowledge and most of all some fabulous friends who every day face the same challenges on their desks as myself. What a fabulous job you all do and where would we be without MPAN"