Progress Over Perfection: Career Progression Tips for Every Assistant

Does that glass ceiling look familiar? For many within a support role whether you are a Personal Assistant in banking or the right hand man/woman to a celebrity, career progression within the support industry can be a difficult path to tread. However, it is not impossible. Being an Assistant can be the greatest role in the world, preparing you for…
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PA Diaries: Seema Shah, EA at Sportech

Seema Shah, EA at Sportech, proud Mum of a thirteen year old, PA of the Year in 2011 with Executive Secretary Magazine, finalist with SecsInTheCity as Social Media PA of the Year in 2012 and all around superwoman. If there is one thing we can all learn from Seema is the ability to go above and beyond your job description…
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5 Skills Every Assistant Should Embrace

Being positive, confident and tech savvy is a given when successfully navigating your way around an ever changing to do list and Exec. But what makes an amazing Assistant? Our list is endless but to kick this conversation off, here are five key skills that every Assistant should embrace. Own it, you are awesome! Managing Up. Managing Down. Mentioned frequently…
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PA Diaries: Daisy Cochrane, PA to CEO at Oktra

When you ask most people what being a PA means, you would be hard pushed to find someone who answers that question in the same way Daisy Cochrane does.¬† As the PA to the CEO and Senior Leadership team at Oktra, Daisy is everything that I aspired to be when I was a newbie Assistant¬† 11 years ago – driven,…
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5 Stylish Laptop Bags for Every Assistant

Whether you are an Assistant constantly on the move or you are office based with the occasional day working from home, there is nothing worse than having to lug your laptop around in a chunky, uncomfortable shoulder bag you inherited from the IT department. Secure and stylish, we have given you our top picks for laptop bags to up your…
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