THE CATEGORIES

UKFast Excellence Award

The UKFast Excellence Award recognises PAs, EAs, VAs and support professionals who develop and implement change within their organisations and deliver overall excellence across their profession.

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Fundraiser of the Year

This award looks to recognise an individual who utilises their skills to set up, organise or support charities within their organisation or has used their organisational skills to support charities outside of work.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognises an individual who has made a significant impact both within their role as a support professional, but also to the PA, EA, VA & support sector as a whole. This award is open to applicants who have worked within a support role for over 20 years.

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Best Event Organised by a Support Professional

Event management can be tough, but adds an exciting element to many support professional’s jobs. We want to recognise the organisation, creativity and logistics it takes to organise a successful event.

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Leader of the Year

We recognise that as Senior PAs, EAs, VAs and support professionals progress in their career, commonly they will manage a team – adding a new dynamic and set of responsibilities to the job. This award will be looking to recognise an individual who has lead and developed their team to achieve business successes through their expertise and fantastic coaching.

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Team of the Year

This category is for a team of support professionals who work over and above expectations, as a team. They will have examples of excellent team work and highlight added value to the business they work for. Providing specific examples of the above in your application will help the judges take your team into consideration. Additional Category Criteria: There must be at least three administrative staff in the team to qualify for this category and all members must work for the same company.

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Brand Ambassador Award

This award recognises those whose names are practically synonymous with their brands and are consistently motivated to promote their business to be the best in their industry.

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Rising Star Award

We are looking for the newcomer who has excelled in their role and is showing signs of being a future star. The winner of this award will show initiative and be able to demonstrate their current capabilities, along with an eagerness to progress in the support profession. This award is open to applicants who have worked as a support professional for two years or less.

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Virtual Assistant Award

We are looking to find the VA that has supported and maintained the professional standards for the industry by not only raising awareness of what is needed to succeed and build a sustainable business model but has also shown enthusiasm, passion and professionalism for the role whilst working from a virtual office.  The winner will have shown examples of what led them to be a VA and how they can demonstrate how this role has become important within the business community.

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Internal PA Network Award

This category looks to recognise the best internal PA, EA, VAs and support professional networks within companies and organisations in Greater Manchester. Promoting a unified team work approach pooling together expertise and resources to the benefit of their organisations.

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External PA Network Award

The Manchester PA Network is proud to partner and collaborate with the growing number of regional PA networks across the UK as the significance of the PA, EA, VA and support professional role is further recognised across the UK’s business communities. This award looks to recognise the work of other regional networks flying the flag and further promoting the importance of the PA, EA, VA and support professional’s roles within organisations.  This category is not exclusive to not-for-profit networks, all external networks are welcome to enter.  The Manchester PA Awards want to recognise the hard work that goes into running PA networking groups.

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Social Media Champion Award

Social Media is an integral part of business in the modern world. We want to recognise support professionals who have embraced social media platforms to communicate within their organisations, with their peers and to enhance their networking opportunities.

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Above and Beyond

This award recognises those who exceed the expectations of what it means to be a PA, EA, VA and support professional, by consistently going the extra mile to do more than required of them.

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Health and Wellbeing

This award seeks to recognise those individuals who have prompted initiatives or have been asked to manage initiatives around health, wellness and mental health in the work place, to benefit the organisation and it’s individuals.

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