The East Midlands PA Network is a peer-to-peer membership group supported by the Chamber. It supports and connects Executive Assistants (EAs), Personal Assistants (PAs) and those in related roles across the East Midlands to share best practice and develop long-lasting collaborative partnerships.
Today’s PAs and EAs provide a vital role within modern organisations, and those in the profession can turn to the inclusive PA Network for inspiration and support in what can be an isolated role.
The network, founded and led by Lesley Young, the Chamber’s Executive Support Manager, has been running since 2006 and operates across the three counties that the Chamber represents. Its overarching vision lies in raising the profile of PAs and EAs while simultaneously building confidence within the profession.
The PA Network produces a periodic newsletter which includes news and information from the industry as well as upcoming events and conferences covering everything from networking, best practice to training and skills opportunities.
The network welcomes contributions from members. For more information, and to contribute, email Lesley Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issue 9 - Spring 2020
Issue 8 - Summer 2019
Issue 7 - March 2019
Copies of later issues are available on request.
The network does not currently run its own events, mostly due to time and resource pressures. Instead, its activity is embedded into East Midlands Chamber's planned event activity and training to ensure that an offering to its members continues.
It also promotes its professional body, the Executive and Personal Assistants Association (EPAA) as well as events from neighbouring PA networks such as the PA Forum in the West Midlands. It also maintains a presence on social media (see links above), sharing industry news and good practice.