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


Lifetime Achievement

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


Brand Champion

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.