|VA Conference and VA Awards 2014
A superb two days and Gala Dinner to celebrate the best of the Virtual Assistant industry in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
www.pitman-training.com Pitman Training for sponsoring the Awards and their £250 training vouchers for the winners.
www.beaumont-estate-windsor.co.uk – thanks to Peter Ingles (GM) our caring host and venue for 2014
www.bullseyeuk.com – to Pauline and the team for the trophies and engraving from Bullesye Print and Awards.
www.flowerz.org.uk – to Nicola for the fabulous flowers
www.worldvisionphotos.co.uk – many thanks to Dianna Bonner for the superb photos (and quick turn-around) that captured the fun and spirit of the evening so well.
Congratulations to all the finalists, runners up, and winners - here are some more pictures from the evening.
Please note: Click on the thumbnail below for enlarged images.
|VA of the Year for 2014: Michelle Smith of ValueAdd Business Solutions with Carmen||Michelle about to be congratulated by Carmen MacDougall of VACT||Jamila Juma-Ware of Pitman Training presents Michelle with a £250 training voucher||Michelle has gathered up her prizes, and the photographs begin|
|Heather, Cameron Greig, Michelle, Thomas Smith, and Jane||John Palmer announces the Judges feedback for each finalist||Michelle announced overall winner with Heather and Jane warmly celebrating||All smiles our finalists clutching their Awards, flowers and Veuve Clicquot Champagne|
|Best Newcomer VA for 2014 - Tanya Kuhrt of The Office HQ||Tanya with Runners-up: Angela Proud (sole trader) and Anita Turner of Virtual Lilly||Jamila Juma-Ware of Pitman Training presents Tanya with £250 training voucher||Jamila, Head of Marketing for Pitman Training our sponsors with Tanya|
|Our top Best Newcomer VAs for 2014:
Angela, Tanya and Anita
||Supporting one another – even in competition – our finalist make their way to the stage||Tension builds as John Palmer announces the Judge’s feedback for each candidate||Our fab finalists, with their flowers, Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Awards|
|The White House, Beaumont Estate Hotel and Conference Centre, Old Windsor Berks||The White House, Beaumont Estate Hotel and Conference Centre, Old Windsor Berks||The Tudor Chapel, before we start at Beaumont Estate Hotel and Conference Centre||The fabulous Tudor Chapel, Beaumont Estate Hotel and Conference Centre|
|Awards, Champagne, Sponsor’s banner
Microphone, Lights, Action!
||pa-assist.com Member’s Voice Awards partnered with BeMyVA.com’s VA Awards||All-set and ready to go – there’s an Award to be won!||How good would one of these look on your desk? Get involved in our Awards for 2015!|
|Jon Lowrence, Marion Lowrence,
(The PA Hub, Leeds), Angela Proud, Nigel Proud
|Judith Dool, Rachel Postgate, Carmen MacDougall, Amanda Johnson, Marion Connah||Esther Ruperz, Camilla Moore, Francesca Roberts of Beckenham College||VA of the Year for All-Ireland Heather Greig and Cameron Greig|
|Robert Bradley-Dorman, Anita Turner, Carmen MacDougall||Carmen MacDougall, Judith Dool, Marion Connah, Rachel Postgate||Collette Doyle (PA Life), Elizabeth Wakeling (EUMA)||David Maguire (Office*Show), Emma O’Connell, Jamila Juma-Ware (Pitman)|
|Kristina Lukosiute, Paul Pennant of pa-assist.com Member’s Voice Award winning Today’s PA||Deborah Shaw (Recently retired President of Association of Celebrity Assistants), Lucy Brazier (Executive Secretary Magazine)||Paul Pennant, (Today’s PA) Tanya Kuhrt (Best Newcomer VA 2014, The Office HQ), Penny Power OBE (Keynote speaker)||Jason Butcher and Tanya Kuhrt our Best Newcomer VA 2014, The Office HQ|
|Beaumont Estate Hotel and Conference Centre – Tables are set||Beaumont Estate Hotel and Conference Centre – Menu in place||Beaumont Estate Hotel and Conference Centre – Delicious Main Course||Beaumont Estate Hotel and Conference Centre – Super dessert!|
|We are set to go – final count down …||Hosts, Judges, Honourable Guests … check!||
Industry Leaders, Award Winners … check!
|VA Trainers and VA Conference Delegates … check!|
|Mike Caridia in full flow, regaling his famous tales of the days from his high-profile acting career!||Deborah Shaw (Recently retired President of Association of Celebrity Assistants)||Paul Pennant, Today’s PA – enjoying the evening’s proceedings||All-Ireland’s VA of the Year Heather Greig (VPI-NI) with Cameron Greig|
|Some of our guests supporting Best Newcomer VAs||Conference speakers and trainers enjoying the evening||Guests from Beckenham College, and PA Life with Mike Caridia||Some of the PA Industry’s gathering for the Awards|
|Jamila Juma-Ware and David Maguire finding something amusing!||Suzanne Dibble, Award winning lawyer – one of our VA Conference speakers||Colette Doyle, Editor PA Life and Charlotte Russell
Kristina Lukosiute (Today’s PA) with Marion Lowrence (The PA Hub)
|Robert Bradley-Dorman, Nicola Ratcliff, Anita Turner, Angela Clark, Andrea Busch, Ella Scott||Ecademy reunion – Penny Power OBE catches up with Dianna Bonner (World Vision Photography)||Ecademy reunion –Carmen MacDougall with Dianna Bonner (World Vision Photography)||Amanda Johnson (VACT), Angela Proud (Runner-up Best Newcomer VA), Nigel Proud, Michelle Smith (VA of the Year)|
|Industry Awards – pa-assist Member’s Voice Awards and the UK and Republic of Ireland’s VA Awards||John Palmer, introducing Mike Caridia, Founder and President of pa-assist.com||pa-assist Member’s Voice Award
Best PA Industry Publication 2014 – and the winner is … PA Life
|Colette Doyle, Editor, collects the Member’s Voice Award for PA Life Magazine|
|pa-assist Member’s Voice Award
Best PA Industry Event 2014 – and the winner is … Office*Show
David Maguire, Event Director collects the Member’s Voice Award for Office* Show
|pa-assist Member’s Voice Award
Best PA Training Provider 2014 – and the winner is … Today’s PA
|Paul Pennant, Managing Director collects the Member’s Voice Award for Today’s PA|
|Suzanne Dibble and Penny Power OBE||Penny Power OBE delivers her evening’s Keynote||Penny Power OBE – ‘who packed your parachute’?||Penny Power OBE – signing off for the VA Awards to begin|
|Carmen prepares for the announcement of Best Newcomer VA||Carmen, with our winners: Anita, Angela, with Tanya, our Award co-ordinator Marion Lowrence||Carmen and Scotland’s Michelle Smith embrace on presentation of VA of the Year 2014||Carmen MacDougall and Michelle Smith ValueAdd Business Solutions – our VA of the Year 2014|