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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.

Organised and sponsored by BeMyVA.com,


We must also extend a huge thanks to our supportive Panel of Judges:
John Palmer (CEO, BeMyVA + Chair for the Panel), Deborah Shaw (Co-Deputy Chair for the Panel, Board Member, Association of Celebrity Assistants), Mike Caridia (Co-Deputy Chair for the Panel and President pa-assist.com), Suzanne Dibble (Panel Member, Solicitor, Founder, Niche Legal Solutions Ltd), Chris Brogan MA, LLM, MIBA FSyI. (Panel Member, Partner, B & G Associates), Suzy Brain England OBE C Dir FIoD (Panel Member, Non-Exec, Chair, Mentor, Cloud Talking), Caroline Wylie (Panel Member, Founder, Society of Virtual Assistants), Liz Wakeling (Chairperson, EUMA UK + Ireland), Jacky Workman (Panel Member, Chairman and co founder of the IAVA), Carmen MacDougall (Panel Member, Founder, The VA Training & Coaching Co.), Emma Walker (Panel Member, Co-founder, VA Success Group) and Sadie Feltham (Panel Member, Founder and MD of Simply Efficient).



The results:

VA of the Year 2014 for UK + Republic of Ireland - sponsored by BeMyVA & Pitman Training
2014 Winner: Michelle Smith of ValueAdd Business Solutions
(Also reigning 2014 VA of the Year for Scotland)
   
     
2014 Runners Up (in alphabetical order):
Heather Greig of VPA-NI
(Also reigning 2014 VA of the Year for All-Ireland)
Jane Cattermole of Bay Tree VA
(Also reigning 2014 VA of the Year for England)
   
     
Best Newcomer VA for UK + Republic of Ireland - sponsored by BeMyVA + Pitman Training
2014 Winner:    
Tanya Kuhrt of The Office HQ    
     
Runners Up (in alphabetical order):    

Angela Proud of Angela Proud
Anita Turner of Virtual Lilly

   
     
We would like to extend our thanks to:
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.

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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
             
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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
             
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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
           
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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
             
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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
             
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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!
             
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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
             
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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)
             
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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
             
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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!
             
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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!
             
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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
             
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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
     
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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
ExecSec Summit
 

Kristina Lukosiute (Today’s PA) with Marion Lowrence (The PA Hub)

             
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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)
             
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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
             
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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
             
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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
             
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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
             

 




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