The Manchester PA Network is a not for profit organisation, founded by Amanda Hargreaves and Melanie Sheehy in July 2011, designed to give EAs and PAs the opportunity to meet, network and develop meaningful long-term professional relationships and personal friendships.
Amanda and Melanie also work very closely with Holly Moore, Managing Director of Make Events. Holly is a board member and provides invaluable strategic advice and is a fundamental part of making our events stand out from the crowd.
Since the network launched with their first event with 50 PAs, the Network has grown above and beyond expectations and has been a resounding success. The focus was on wanting to help those who were less confident in the networking environment, and needed some encouragement to meet and network with their peers. With the support and encouragement you can see at every event, the network has achieved that objective wholeheartedly and there are now have over 600 members with representation from the entire North West businesses community.
Since their launch, attendees at the events have grown consistently and the network has raised over £70,000.00 for The Christie Charity, which is a cause close to all members’ hearts. The network have some exciting new ideas for 2017 and beyond and plan to beat their challenge to get to £100,000 by 2020.
The Network has been running for five years now and could not have been as successful without the enthusiasm and commitment of the members that have supported it throughout its journey.
The 2015 Manchester PA Network Awards were a huge success and it is with great pleasure and pride that the Manchester PA Network get to recognise the huge support and contribution that their members continue to make to their organisations, and recognise their individual success.