It was with a heavy heart earlier this year that we made the decision to postpone the 2020 Manchester PA Awards. Since
then the Executive Committee have been working hard to bring the awards back for 2021.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that the Manchester PA Awards will return to the City on Thursday November 11th to the venue that has been a constant supporter -The Point at Emirates Old Trafford.
The awards will return headed up by an executive committee of Melanie Sheehy, Amanda Hargreaves, Michaela Wakeman and Jane Brazzill and the team are excited to announce a brand new event partner for 2021.
The partnership will see the Taylor Lynn Corporation as preferred event partner for both the Manchester PA Network and the annual awards event.
The event looks will take a new creative direction next year, whilst continuing to offer PAs, EAs, VAs and support professionals from across Manchester the opportunity to celebrate professionals who have exceeded expectations and exemplify hard work, dedication and passion within their roles.
The Manchester PA Awards will also continue to be run as not-for-profit, with all money raised from the event being donated to The Christie Charity. This money has helped the Manchester PA Network raise over £200,000 for the charity, which is very close to their hearts.
‘After 35 years as an event planner I know one thing for certain; the role of the PA is invaluable not only to their employer, but they are key contacts for the service industry, says Liz Taylor
‘I have worked with some of the best PAs in the business, and understand their extensive skills, creativity and professionalism. This is exactly why I was delighted to be invited to work alongside the executive committee in producing such an important event, and to offer my long-term support of the Manchester PA Network.
‘Post Covid-19, many people and companies are also feeling the need for a new beginning. A chance to hit that reset button, and where needed, change direction. This event is no exception. Together we will create a night that truly honours the work of our region’s PAs; in a fresh and exciting live event experience.’
Manchester PA Network co-founder, Amanda Hargreaves, explains: ‘Liz Taylor and TLC are synonymous with meticulous planning, depth of experience and huge levels of creativity. In organising an awards event in the current climate, being able to find an event partner that fuses both these key skills was essential to us.’
She added: ‘We were mindful that, whilst creating an event that is safe for all, we didn’t want to do an awards night that felt sterile or forced. Liz and her team are developing some amazing ideas and we are confident that they will deliver an awards night that honours all our PAs.’