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Bristol PA Network presents "step outside your comfort zone"

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Hotel du Vin

The Sugar House

Narrow Lewins Mead



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For our spring event, we are asking members to step outside their comfort zones, with an opportunity for everyone to be inspired and to inspire others.Time to disrupt your dreams!

The first part of the evening will be spent with our keynote speaker - the warm and mellow Glyn Blaize, Founder of Northstar Innovation Group. Glyn had a promising rugby career ahead of him in the late 90’s playing for Wasps, England Students u21s and The Rugby Lions but his sporting career was cut short by a horrific sporting injury which saw him in hospital for six weeks. However, this was the catalyst for Glyn to pursue a new career and he’s now a successful entrepreneur and public speaker - specializing in motivational topics. Glyn’s favourite quote is “you can have anything you want in life, as long as you help as many people as you can get what they want in life”. Our favourite quote from Glyn is “it’s not the dreams you dream when you’re asleep that matter, it’s the dreams you have when you’re awake”.

The second part of the evening is the challenging part - there are five opportunities open to attendees who want to have a go at public speaking - no previous experience necessary! Speak on whatever topic you want (or sing, or dance, do a magic trick!), for between one and five minutes. We challenge you to step outside your comfort zone and give it a go in a supportive and non-judgmental environment - all supported by our lovely facilitator, Zahra Ash-Harper.

Email bristolpanetwork@outlook.com to book your slot - first come, first served, so be quick!


5.15pm Networking over drinks/canapés in the Library

6.00pm Move to the Ruinart room

6.10pm Welcome from Debs Eden, Founder Bristol PA Network

6.20pm Keynote speaker - Glyn Blaize

6.40pm Welcome to where the magic happens

Five courageous PAs step outside of their comfort zones and show us their hidden talents - facilitated by Zahra Ash-Harper

6.45pm Speaker 1

6.55pm Speaker 2

7.05pm Speaker 3

7.15pm Speaker 4

7.25pm Speaker 5

7.35pm Review and discussion - facilitated by Glyn Blaize

7.50pm Summary

8.00pm Close


Our venue for this evening is the beautiful Hotel du Vin, located in The Sugar House, central Bristol. We’d like to thank Helen Applin for hosting us for this event, which will be held in The Janneau Bar & Christie's library for drinks & canapes, and the Ruinart room for the main event.


Are you an EPAA member? Bristol PA Network supports our members to be the best that they can be, and this includes being part of a National Association - have your membership number handy when you book your ticket, and get our special EPAA member discount.

Not a member of EPAA? Find out more here.


  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable

  • Bring your business cards for a chance to win a prize in our business card draw

  • We will add you to our newsletter mailing list (unsubscribe option available)

[Please note, this is a profession specific L&D event which is for PAs, EAs, Secretaries and Office Administrative professionals only - if you don't work in this profession then please don't purchase a ticket]


What are my transport/parking options for this event?

There is an NCP car park just across from Hotel du Vin.

Major bus routes are served with stops at the city centre, just a few minutes’ walk away (please be aware that Bristol city centre is undergoing major re-development works and some bus stops may have been resited)

Bristol Temple Meads is approximately 15 minutes away if walking via Queen Square (or a short taxi ride).

Will we be using social media?

We encourage live Tweeting using the hashtag #BristolPAs

Follow us @bristolpanetwrk

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We will export the delegate list direct from Eventbrite so there is no need to bring a printed ticket (but please make sure you spell your name correctly when you register - this is what will be displayed on your name badge!)

We look forward to spending the evening with you.

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