Career Moves



Practically Perfect Assist Conference 2017

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  • 6 Mar 2017

Last Friday the Career Moves Office Support team sponsored the Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference; and were also proud hosts of a Career Development workshop during the day.

The attendee’s all arrived for a networking breakfast where they got to meet other EAs and PAs over a croissant and coffee. Throughout the day we were treated to a range of wonderful guest speakers who all delivered insightful and motivational key notes to the attendees.

After a lunch filled with yummy food and lots of networking it was then onto the workshops.

The Career Moves workshop was chaired by Head of Office Support, Sarah Savage, who was joined by a  panel of 3 EA’s and our Senior Account Manager, Emma Raywood. The panel members talked through their own careers, what they feel has helped them to get to where they are today, the importance of networking and key tips for career development.

We were so honoured to have our panel members speak on the day. They are all incredible EAs with fantastic careers:

Marianna Maniatakis is currently EA to CPeO of MoneySuperMarket Group. Her earlier career includes being a Newsroom Manager for GMTV, before spending many years supporting various Directors and teams at Sky where she worked on some of their most pioneering products. She then joined the MD of Commercial, Interactive and Online at ITV before moving to her current role.

Andy McGrath is EA to the Chairman and CEO at M&C SaatchiMerlin. He has assisted some of the most senior industry professionals within highly desirable technology, entertainment and FMCG brands including Coca-Cola, Music Choice and ITV where he supported the Director of Television.

Tony Gilchrist is EA to the Deputy Director-General at the BBC. He previously worked for The Walt Disney Company, supporting the General Manager of EMEA Home Entertainment, and Channel 4 working as EA to Anne Bulford, Chief Operating Officer.  In 2013 Tony moved to the BBC with Anne when she was appointed Managing Director, Finance and Operations.  In mid-2016 Anne was promoted to Deputy Director-General and he continues on as her dedicated EA.

Each panel member gave us some incredible insights into their career to date, their experiences and advice for the attendees. We were very privileged to have them with us on the day.

We had such a great time hearing from the panel and answering everyone’s questions but unfortunately we ran out of time. If you would like more information or have further burning questions for us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can either email us or call us on 0207 758 4300

Thanks to Nicky Christmas for hosting such a wonderful day and to all those who attended the day, and our workshop. We hope to speak with you all again soon.

For those who entered our prize draw to win a £100 voucher of your choice, we will be announcing the lucky winner shortly.

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