The Manchester PA of the Year Awards
The 2017 Manchester PA of the Year Awards winners were recognised at an exclusive awards ceremony on Thursday 2nd November 2017, at Victoria Warehouse.
The awards, organised in partnership between Robert Walters and the Manchester PA Network, with headline sponsor Make Events. The evening celebrates the outstanding support professionals across Greater Manchester. Nearly 700 professionals from the region gathered to celebrate the top business support professionals in several categories.
The full list of winners includes:
The 2017 Manchester PA of the Year
Pam Kinsella – The Co-operative Bank
Robert Walters Excellence Award
Charlie Cosgrove – Talk Talk
The Manchester PA Network Ambassador Award
Jane Brazzill - PWC
Ann Malone – Brennan Atkinson
Best Event Organised by a PA
Mimi Coiffait – Manchester City Football Club
Above and Beyond
Natalie Barker – Godel Technologies
Star of the Future
Emily Brown – Addleshaw Goddard
PA Team of the Year
Line Manager of the Year
Joanne McParland – Hall Brown Family Law
Marc Taylor-Allan – PWC
The BEE Proud Award
Gemma Boyle – Teneo Sports
Lesley Ward - Unibox
Amanda Hargreaves, Co-founder of the manchester PA network comments:
“We are incredibly proud to recognise the outstanding work PAs and EAs do each day and it has been wonderful to see members of the Manchester PA Network amongst this years winners.
As nominations grew to their highest we have seen many non-members become involved across the Greater Manchester business community. It is incredibly exciting to see how the Awards grow each year.
Matt Johnson hosted the evening, with a special guest appearance from Manchester poet Tony Walsh who recited the very moving ‘this is the place’, in tribute to all those caught up in the attack on Manchester earlier this year. The evening's entertainment was the outstanding RPJ Band.
The Awards evening also hosted a raffle, with profits benefitting The Christie Charity. The total raised for the charity was £5,011.00
Gill Owen, Manager at Robert Walters Manchester, commented:
“We are unbelievably proud of the awards this year. We had more nominations than ever before, making it extremely difficult to choose a shortlist and ultimately pick the winners.”
“The awards are an excellent opportunity for us to continue to celebrate the vital work support professionals do to help drive the success of businesses in the region.”
The 2017 awards sponsors include Make Events (key sponsor), Citation, Victoria Warehouse, Inc Travel Group, Gaucho, Adam Fidler Academy, Hill Dickinson, Addison Lee, Be Glam, Hey Little Cupcake, Beau Gift Concierge, PZ Cussons, Manchester Conference Centre, Eclectic Hotels, The Refinery Spinningfields, Staybridge Suites – Crowne Plaza Oxford Road, Revolucion de Cuba, DNA Travel and Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce – Chamber Space.