Yorkshire PA Awards 2016

 

Well what a night! Thanks to our guests for making it so special:

Master of Ceremonies – Tanya Arnold, BBC Presenter

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Tanya Arnold is an experienced sports reporter and presenter at both regional and national level.  She’s the sports reporter and presenter for the regional news in Yorkshire, BBC Look North.  For BBC Sport she works as pitch-side reporter and presenter on the Rugby League coverage which has included the Challenge Cup and the Rugby League World Cup.  For the past 5 years she’s presented the weekly regional and network Rugby League highlights programme, the Super League Show. She’s also presented sport for Breakfast News both on location and in the studio and for the News Channel.  Among the other career highlights she covered the 2012 Olympics and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (Photo credit Sam Toolsie)

 After dinner speaker – May Pang, Former PA to John Lennon

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Beginning her career as an Assistant to one of the world’s most infamous musicians, May was working for Apple Records in New York, when she was asked to work with John and Yoko on their short stay projects in December 1970. From there, her life changed – a typical day could be anything from 13 – 24 hour shifts, sometimes 7 days a week.

On presenting at the awards, May commented: “I’m honoured to be addressing such an incredible audience of highly talented, powerful business women who strive to develop their careers both personally and to support the business goals of their employers, it’s what being and Assistant is all about.”

“Whether you have a high profile employer, or are part of a start-up, your role is the same: you have to apply common sense, logic and be quick at thinking on your feet to assist in making things work for your company or boss. It’s a difficult industry as no two days, jobs, or people are the same, but rewarding in seeing businesses and the people you support grow – it definitely was during my time spent with John.” (Photo credit Sam Toolsie)

Live entertainment – Singer Songwriter Alistair Griffin & his band.

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Alistair Griffin is a UK singer songwriter known for writing tracks that are synonymous with sport. Featured by global media organisations, Alistair’s anthemic music is used extensively to soundtrack major sporting events including Formula 1, Wimbledon, the FA Cup, the British Open and the Tour de France. (Photo credit Sam Toolsie)

Venue: The Pavilion, Leeds United Football Ground

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