Don't just take our word for it, here is what some of our members had to say...
“In July 2016 on my 1st day of starting my apprenticeship at Brother UK, I was invited to my 1st networking event – the Manchester PA Networks 5th Birthday Party – being held at Neighbourhood in Manchester. I sat with my colleagues from Brother and didn’t really speak to anyone outside of this circle. That evening after my 1st event I was encouraged to go to others and meet more people within the network, most recently a treasure hunt around Manchester which split us into teams of 5 mixing people from all different companies together. This was completely out of my comfort zone being teamed up with 4 complete strangers but it was a turning point for me in terms of my self-confidence.
Being an introvert it was a challenge for me to push out of my comfort zone and attend networking events but with the warm and friendly welcome from Manchester PA Network members, I have a new-found confidence in myself and I am very proud of how far I have come. This change in my confidence is positively recorded in my ongoing apprenticeship assessments so I am extremely grateful for the opportunities and support the network has given me. I truly feel like a different person!” Courtney Green
" 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" Debbie Grimshaw
"Hi Girls, thanks for a great event at the IWMN.
Congratulations on raising so much money for The Christie on also on your interview on Radio Manchester this morning." Shelia Anderson
" Hi Ladies,
Just wanted to say thank you for the event you hosted last night.
It was great to see the venue in a different light.
I hope you raised lots of money for The Christie" Jane Dawes
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for a fantastic night yesterday evening. This is the first event I have managed to attend and its obvious the amount of hard work that you all put into these events to make them such a success. It was great to get to meet you all in person and spend an evening with likeminded PA's.
Thank you once again, and heres looking to the next one." Mary Allen
I wanted to congraulate you on another succesful event. The venue, entertainment and food all worked really well and were outstanding.
Thank you for all your hard work and another great night, looking forward to the next" Karen Leighton
Last night was FAB!! Seriously well done to you all for putting it all together and for raising so much for The Christie - you should all be very proud of yourselves. I really don't know how you manage to do your day job with the network as well, you need to clone yourselves.
Hope you all come down from cloud 9 soon". Nicola Allen
"I think you are doing such a great job and I wish there was something like it in London. No one is matching up to what you ladies are achieving right now". Angel Baido-Saunders
"Thank you very much for such a wonderful event last Wednesday evening at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel. Everything was arranged so well, and all the small finishing touches, made such a difference". Adam Fidler
"I would just like to thank you for a fantastic evening yesterday, and also thank you very much for all the hard work and effort you put into organising these great events". Lisa Novakovik
"Thanks for a fabulous event last night! Once again it was a great success and it was also lovely to meet and talk to some new people who I had not come across before, Camila from the Christie was especially interesting and full of energy for her job which was quite infectious!" Jenny Outhwaite
“The girls have shown fantastic initiative in co-founding the Manchester PA Network, not only in identifying the need for the network, but also the overall professional way that the network has been set up. Each event is unique and fun to attend which I believe is down to to the girls fun but professional personality.” Sarah Ainsworth
"Just to say thank you to you all for arranging a great night at The Lowry and well done that’s an amazing amount of money raised the Christie charity. We have Jack Miller from The Christie coming in next week, so hopefully we will be supporting them in the future too." Amanda Kent
"I Just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful evening! Fabulous as always! Bernie Needham."
"I just wanted thank you and your team for the fantastic event you put on for us last night. It was a very memorable evening. I met some lovely people and the event room was stunning. On a more personal note, I lost my mum to cancer 4 years ago and it's lovely to be involved in something that supports this cause".
"Just wanted to say that I was so inspired by Nicola (Fulstow - My Style Companion) that I had a full-scale deconstruct of my wardrobe at the weekend and have cleared out a whole bin liner of clothes not the mention shoes and handbags. Thanks for arranging a great evening." Hannah Gough