The Manchester PA awards has returned, welcoming Strictly Come Dancing Judge Anton Du Beke as host. Organised by the Manchester Network, a not-for profit organisation, and event partner, the Taylor Lynn Corporation, the star-studded event celebrates its sixth year running. Taking place at Old Trafford, the awards aim to recognise the talent and hard work of PAs within the local area.
Over 550 guests from Manchester’s business community turned out, with Take That singer and DJ, Howard Donald entertaining local professionals with an exclusive DJ set. Liz Taylor CEO of the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC) said “This event has marked a huge step forward for the Manchester PA Awards. A brand-new concept, exclusive entertainment and our high-level production have really paid tribute to the incredible achievements of the region’s professional PAs.”
Awards included the National PA of the year award, which recognises the outstanding dedication of an individual to their role. This year it was awarded to Tracy Whitehouse, Executive Assistant to the Group director of Orbit Homes, a leading UK housing developer. Amanda Hargreaves, co-founder of the Manchester PA Network said, “We were absolutely thrilled to be able to bring the Manchester Awards back this year. To bring our fabulous community together once again and see how much it means to our winners is wonderful.”
The full list of winners for the Manchester PA Awards 2022:
• Excellence Award – Claire Woolley, Findel
• Make a Difference Award – Aimee Taylor, Arup
• Rising Star Award – Matt Carr, Addleshaw Goddard
• Brand Ambassador Award – Debbie Collinson, KPMG
• Health and Wellbeing Award – Sallie Trenell, Palatine
• Lifetime Achievement Award – Jennifer Taylor-Burgundy, Eversheds Sutherland
• Line Manager of the Year Award – Laura Grierson, PwC
• National PA of the Year Award – Tracy Whitehouse, Orbit Homes
• Team of the Year Award – Exec Support, Manchester Metropolitan University
• Special Recognition Award – Anna Davies, DLA Piper
• Manchester PA of the Year Award – Jayne Livesey, Office of Dr Zahid Chauhan
The Manchester PA Network strives to give Virtual Assistants, Personal Assistants and Executive Assistants the opportunity to meet, network and develop professional relationships within a networking community.
In 2019, the awards saw over 700 of Manchester’s business community celebrate the incredible achievements of the industry.
This year, the event raised £7,600 for The Christie Charity, generated through ticket sales, raffles and profit made on the evening.
For more information, visit the Manchester PA Network’s website.
The Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC) has its UK headquarters in Manchester, organises corporate and private events across the UK and Europe.