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Designated PA, Hannah Smith Wins Inspirational Award! - Leading by Example

Last month I was thrilled to win the #Inspiration – Lead by Example category at the 2018 Birmingham PA Awards.  This was the first award ceremony to recognise and celebrate the work of assistants in the Birmingham area, and I was delighted to be a part of it. The awards involved a rigorous process of […]Read More »

Designated PA Hannah Smith is a FINALIST in the Birmingham PA Awards 2018!

We are delighted to announce that Designated PA’s Hannah Smith is a FINALIST in the #Inspiration category of the 2018 Birmingham PA Awards 25 personal, executive and virtual assistants from across Birmingham have been announced as finalists in the region’s inaugural PA Awards. A shortlist of talented individuals from some of the region’s most prominent professional […]Read More »

The Designated Group has reached the finals of the Working Families’ Best Practice Awards 2018!

The Designated Group has been named as a finalist in the Best for Embedded Flexibility category of the Working Families’ Best Practice Awards. Employers large and small from many sectors compete annually to reach the shortlist for the unique business awards for flexible, agile organisations. Established in 2010, the Working Families’ Best Practice Awards showcase […]Read More »

Client Spotlight - Victoria Tryon

Here at the Designated Group we are on our clients’ journeys with them, so we get excited when they get excited! Victoria Tryon is excited… and very busy, creating extraordinary bespoke jewellery for a discerning clientele. We caught up with Victoria to talk about her motivations and inspirations, get some sage advice, and consider the […]Read More »

The Perfect Storm - Making the Decision to Hire an Assistant

As a business owner you’ve burnt the midnight oil, shed the blood, sweat and tears. You’ve hustled, you’re seeing the fruits of your labour but, most notably, you’ve been chief cook and bottle washer, a Jack-of-all-trades… and that’s enough clichés for one blog post. The point is that all successful entrepreneurs and small business owners […]Read More »

There's No Place Like Home(working)

Dare to dream, says Hilary Stoddart, Designated PA’s client development manager and former office-based senior PA…   If you’re considering taking the leap from office-based employment to the world of flexible, home based, virtual work and feel (understandably) daunted, Hilary’s story is sure to reassure and motivate you! It was August 2014 when I made the […]Read More »

Client Spotlight - Nikki De Marchi

Here at the Designated Group we consider ourselves privileged to work with some fantastic clients. Nikki De Marchi is one such client – a talented businesswoman who, with the help of her Designated PA Alannah, is making waves in the luxury swimwear market. We caught up with Nikki to get an insight into her inspirations, […]Read More »

Honouring Our Heroes #IWD2018

In celebration of International Women’s Day today, we wanted to pay tribute to the phenomenal women who inspire us here at The Designated Group. Read on for some fantastic, and moving, personal stories! Jane Braithwaite – Managing Director “This year International Women’s Day feels like more of a celebration than ever before as more women […]Read More »

The Christmas Juggle

When I first became a Virtual PA, my work life balance instantly took a turn for the better. Working from home in a #flexibleworking role meant that I could easily juggle the kids around my workload without any need for childcare. I sailed through June half term on Granny time, garden play and maybe the odd hour […]Read More »

The Dossier December 2017

The Dossier December 2017 is out now… This month read about how Designated PA supports Rebecca Morley of Rebecca Morley Coaching. Learn how we helped her with flexible business support options.   This month DPA Recommends Paragon’s Monaco Grand Prix 2018 Super Yacht experience and catch up on the latest events and articles on the DPA blog.Read More »

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