What to expect for the 2017 Manchester PA Awards

The awards celebrating outstanding achievement by support professionals across Greater Manchester is now in it's third year.


The 2017 Manchester PA of the Year Awards, hosted by specialist professional recruitment consultancy Robert Walters in partnership with the Manchester PA Network, is now open for entries.

The awards, celebrating outstanding achievement by support professionals in Greater Manchester, is now it its third year. Professionals from Greater Manchester attended the official launch party last night at the Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre, where they heard from previous winners on their experiences winning an award.


Lucy Bisset, associate sirector, Robert Walters North, said: “We are thrilled to be carrying the PA of the Year Awards into its third year after the huge success of the 2016 event.

“Recognising and celebrating the outstanding work done by secretarial and support professionals and the huge impact they have on the successes of businesses in the region is something we’re extremely proud to be part of.”


Entrants can be nominated for the following nine categories:


  • The Robert Walters Excellence Award
  • The Manchester PA Network Ambassador Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Best Event Organised by a PA
  • PA Team of the Year
  • Above & Beyond
  • Brand Champion
  • Line Manager of the Year
  • Star of The Future


Melanie Sheehy, co-founder of the Manchester PA Network, adds: “Manchester’s growing role as a major business hub wouldn’t be possible without the dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism of the region’s support professionals.


The PA of the Year Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to celebrate these people and their achievements and we were hugely encouraged by the enthusiastic response we had from businesses in the region in 2016.

“We are proud to recognise professionals both in and out of our network, and are looking forward to an even better 2017 Awards”


The awards will be hosted at the Victoria Warehouse on 2 November 2017.


Entrants will be invited to the glamorous awards gala which will include entertainment from RPJ Band featuring Rick Parfitt Jnr.


This year’s awards will be sponsored by Make Events, the evening’s key sponsor. Additional sponsors include Incorporate Travel Management, Citation, Hill Dickinson, Addison Lee, Adam Fidler Academy, Gaucho, Hey Little Cupcake, BeGlam, Beau Gift Concierge, PZ Cussons, The Refinery, Eclectic Hotels and Manchester Conference Centre.


This year’s media partners are once again MEN Media.


Nominations officially opened on Friday 31st 2017 - you can make your nominations here https://www.robertwalters.co.uk/manchester-pa-of-the-year.html


Tables and individual tickets can also be purchased at the above website.


A few photos from the official launch event

To view more photos please click the photo above - photographs taken by Barry Mellor Photography