Join us for our long awaited November meeting at The Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle with our guest speaker Victoria Darragh, Chief Executive of the EPAA - along with networking and great complimentary food and drink. Registrations start at 17:30 with guest speaker just after 18:00.
Hear from EPAA’s CEO, Victoria Darragh on EPAA's future plans, including the forthcoming Workplace Bullying and Not Just a Girl’s job campaign.
Victoria will also present on 'Habits of Innovative Assistants', some short tips to achieve success in today’s strategic role.
EPAA will also be giving away one year’s membership on the night.
Victoria is a former Multi Award Winning Executive Assistant from the United Kingdom.
She is extremely passionate about the role of the Assistant and actively encourages it as a truly fantastic career choice, after experiencing an extraordinary career journey herself.
Victoria spent the first five years of her career, from the age of sixteen, working her way up the secretarial career ladder. She commenced her work as an Office Junior for a car leasing firm, before moving to a Junior Personal Assistant role at her next company. She then became a Secretary, until receiving her first Executive Assistant position at the age of 21, this was for Susan Scott-Parker OBE, CEO of the Business Disability Forum.
Victoria then went onto to join one of the world’s leading specialist recruitment firms as an Executive Assistant and shortly after joining, went on to set up an award winning Internal PA Network in November 2009.
In 2008 Victoria was a Finalist in the Hays/Times PA of the Year and in October 2011 Victoria received ‘Outstanding Contribution to the PA Profession’ at the Mayfair PA Magazine awards.
Victoria contributes to industry press on a regular basis and has appeared on the BBC Breakfast Show, BBC Radio 5 and in newspapers/magazines such as The Times, The Daily Mail, London Business Matters, People Management Magazine (CIPD), Executive Secretary Magazine, former Office Secretary Magazine and Management Magazine to name but just a few.
In 2015 Victoria was placed into the City AM Newspapers ‘Women in the City Power List’ and is currently in the Top 30. She was the first Executive Assistant to be recognised in a list such as this!
Victoria regularly presents and trains Assistants at events and conferences across the UK and also internationally including; Belgium, Dubai, Ireland, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, South Africa and the USA.
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Newcastle PA Network was created by Gemma Nicholls, a local PA.
The events we run are totally free and are only open to colleagues who are PA's, VA's or administrative professionals.
The Newcastle PA Network aims to deliver YOUR network YOUR way. We have listened to the feedback from colleagues and tailored the events to meet YOUR needs.
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