The PA Hub Liverpool Conference 2018
Friday 18th May 2018, ACC Liverpool
Pre-Conference Event Sponsor
A worthwhile day with a number of well educated professionals within the EA/PA environment. I came away feeling full of inspiration and educated with a number of take aways from the day.
Liz Brown, Personal Assistant to Partners and Corporate Consulting Team, Aon Hewitt
This was my second PA Hub Conference and it surpassed last years! Marion, Jon and the team did an amazing job securing motivating and inspirational speakers! The programme was packed full of informative tips and tricks on how to be the best at what we do. This is a must attend event for any PA, EA or team member who provides day-to-day support to an executive in your business!
Emma Russell, PA to the Marketing Directors, Xiros Limited
What better way to network with likeminded EAs/PAs and amazing guest speakers. If you haven’t been to a PA/EA conference then this is one to attend. I guarantee you’ll be leaving the conference fully motivated and inspired along with a few new contacts too.
Sarah Pratt, PA to CEO, Lexia Solutions Group
Director, The PA HubRead more
Marion is Founder & Co-Director of The PA Hub and will be hosting the conference and welcoming the speakers throughout the day.
Marion is a multi-award winning former PA, winning Yorkshire PA of the Year in 2011 and Pitman Training Super Achievers International PA of the Year in 2012. Marion has worked in various administration and management roles for over the 30 years building up her expertise and networks throughout this time. This has included working for the Civil Service and the NHS before joining Yorkshire Universities as a senior PA in the higher education sector.
Marion has presented to various groups of PAs throughout the UK and overseas and she loves to network both in person and through social media. Marion was the Founder of the Yorkshire Universities Internal PA Network which led her to set up The PA Hub with her husband and business partner Jon Lowrence, where they run 2 independent UK PA networks in Leeds and Liverpool as they continue to promote the profession as well as running conferences, showcases and PA Awards.
Marion is also the Events Director for Executive Secretary LIVE having run events in Johannesburg, Auckland and Washington DC & will be re-visiting Johannesburg and running events in Sydney & Silicon Valley in 2018.
Marion mentors PAs throughout the UK and enjoys working closely with them to raise their aspirations finding this part of her role truly rewarding. Marion is one of the UK representatives for the World Administrative Summit which will be held in Frankfurt in October 2018.
Director of Sales & MarketingRead more
Diana Todd, Director of Sales & Marketing at Pullman will be welcoming everyone and starting off the Conference.
Diana Todd started off her working life for a tour operator, progressing into sales & marketing and she travelled the world. Diana’s tenure has been on property as Sales Manager, Director of Sales Manager & off property in a cluster role as a Government Account Manager in Scotland. Diana has opened and launched 2 hotels previously, one of which was a luxury island & private yacht charter experience which attracted a large celebrity following; the other was an island that boasted 83 private villas. Both of these hotels were situated in the Maldives, where Diana lived for 8 years. Diana has been working for Pullman Liverpool since July 2017 and absolutely loves the diversity of the role and feels fortunate enough to have a unique and stunning hotel to promote.
A Matter of Confidence & EA Panel
EA to Managing Director, Taylors of Harrogate & Yorkshire PA of the Year 2016Read more
A Matter of Confidence
Melanie will be exploring the age-old issue of confidence and its ever-increasing importance in the evolution of the role of Executive Assistant. Drawing on her personal experiences, she will share the challenges she has faced in her own career which have seen her develop her skills to become an influential member of the Executive Leadership Team in the business where she works. She will offer practical tips of how to make your voice heard and become a key influencer enabling you to unleash your full potential.
Melanie’s career has spanned 35 years and in 2016 she was awarded the title of Yorkshire PA of the Year.
She is currently Executive Assistant to the Managing Director of Taylors of Harrogate where she is also a member of the Taylors Leadership Team. In addition, Melanie acts as a one-to-one developer and coach within the business.
Melanie is a Fellow of EPAA and a member of The PA Hub in Leeds.
Follow Melanie on Twitter at @MelYorksPA2016
Project Management & The Modern World
International Freelance TrainerRead more
Project Management for Personal Assistants
- Why are PAs natural project managers?
- Main stages of a project?
- Planning your project
- Communication during projects
- Managing people and priorities
Communication in the Modern World
- How has technology changed the channels and speed of communication?
- What are the trends?
- How will modern assistants need to adapt
- Dealing with information overload
Anel is a multi-award winning former personal assistant with 15 years experience in the profession. She has been training assistants since 2009 and became a full time facilitator two years ago as demand for her programmes grew.
As a former assistant she can delve deep into the issues facing assistants and provide hands on and practical training interventions. She is well known for her fresh and dynamic approach and her ability to help assistants understand the changing landscape of business and what will be required from them to stay relevant in the future. She held both CAP-OM and CMOP certifications and has a Business Management Diploma and studied Drama which makes her uniquely positioned to work with clients on body language, voice, confidence and presentation skills.
She has worked with groups as large as 300 from 24 different countries and truly has a global view of the profession, working as far afield as New Zealand, several countries in Africa, Europe and the US. Anel has also worked with high profile companies across the globe for in-house training interventions and performance coaching. Currently rated as one of the best trainers for assistants in the world by Executive Secretary Magazine.
As a qualified Results Based Coach she is passionate about helping her clients create better lives and careers. She specializes in goal setting and time management.
Anel is a published author and her book is entitled The Executive Secretary Guide to Building a Powerful Personal Brand.
You Can Do it! & The 7 Habits of Highly Engaging Speakers
International Motivational SpeakerRead more
You Can Do it! & The 7 Habits of Highly Engaging Speakers
Present and speak with confidence! Richard will guide you through his 7 Habits of Highly Engaging Speakers .
Richard McCann is a Sunday Times No1 Bestselling author. His first book, ‘Just a Boy’, has sold close to ½ million copies and has been translated around the world. He has been the subject of two BBC documentaries about his extraordinary life story. Brought up on the ‘At Risk’ register until his mother died tragically when he was aged five, Richard then went on a downward spiral. Foster homes, children’s home and then a violent upbringing by his estranged father took away any self esteem that he had. He left school with no qualifications and was kicked out of the army for psychological reasons before he turned to drugs to ease his depression. After making some serious mistakes, Richard hit rock bottom where he considered taking his life. It was at this point that he found the gut wrenching determination to turn his life around and fight for a better future. That turn around has been remarkable. Now married with a family of his own, three books about his life being published, and a much sought after inspirational speaker. His presentation centres on the way in which he has turned, what can only be described as insurmountable odds, to his favour and has shaped a more positive life for himself. It’s one that most people don’t forget in a hurry.
EA Liverpool School of Tropical MedicineRead more
EA to Head of Academic/Research Departments
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Paula is an Executive Assistant at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) supporting Professor Mark Taylor, Head of Department of Parasitology and recipient of the Wright Medal. Paula also supports Professor Hilary Ranson, Head of the Department of Vector Biology and recipient of a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and Professor Martin Donnelly.
Paula is a member of The PA Hub, Executive and Personal Assistants Association and the Institute of Administrative Management and is an active member of business networking groups in Merseyside.
An ambassador of the EA/PA profession Paula is keen for EAs and PAs to discuss roles, to share knowledge and to network with business professionals to build business acumen and credibility
Executive Assistant ICE CreatesRead more
An executive assistant with over 20 years experience of providing senior level office support to CEO’s, Managing Directors, Board Executives and Shareholders.
Cara has worked in a cross section of industries both in the UK and overseas and is a natural communicator and skilled administrator making a valuable contribution to the project and its team members.
Director of The Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC)
The Vital Ingredients
Creating successful events in the corporate sector comes with its own unique challenges in 2018. Liz Taylor, managing director of the Taylor Lynn Corporation has been a leading event planner for entrepreneurs, SME’s to blue-chip giants for over 30 years. She has seen the humble annual conference and staff recognition event evolve into a cornerstone of a company’s marketing plans. Creating an event that delivers for the company, your brand and guests, is the constant challenge for a PA.
Liz offers a colourful insight into some of her most successful business events, and shares with guests her 5 key elements, the vital ingredients, to help you plan your next event. Liz will demonstrate how imagination, innovation and inspiration have shaped her five ingredients to event success. These will include: Catering – The Taste of Success; Location, Location, Location and ‘The Devil is in the Detail’!Read more
Inspiring, Innovative. Memorable. Liz Taylor has been planning some of the UKs leading luxury private parties, wedding celebrations and business events for over 30 years. The company’s meticulous attention to detail and endless creative talents has produced successful events for discerning clients right across the UK and Europe; from Royal guests to sporting heroes, celebrities to business icons, trend-setters to blushing brides.
In 2015 Liz Taylor gave cameras unrivalled behind-the-scenes access to some of her events, TLC’s exclusive clients and the hand-picked suppliers. The result was the hit Channel 4 show, ‘The Millionaire Party Planner’, which won the National Reality Television Award for Best Business Show.
Liz works with a range of high-profile clients from across the globe, where discretion is key and exceeding expectations is the goal. She has planned media occasions such as BBC Children in Need Gala Dinners with Take That star Gary Barlow, the spectacular Centrepoint Winter Whites Ball at Kensington Palace (with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift taking centre stage) and Child Bereavement Trust charity events for HRH The Duke of Cambridge.
Combining awe-inspiring lighting productions with mouth-watering bites of culinary theatre. Dramatic, unique design is blended with the exclusive contacts needed to unearth spectacular venues, the world’s best DJs, live entertainment and the finest ingredients from across the globe.
Gino D’Acampo Restaurant, Liverpool
Conference Delegates and speakers enjoyed a Pre-conference event at Gino D’Acampo Restaurant the evening before the conference for some quality networking and a fantastic Prosecco tasting class from one of Gino’s experienced team!
Address: Gino D’Acampo Restaurant, 1 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 4SW