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RICHMOND PA NAMED RUNNER UP IN THE HAYS AND THE TIMES PA OF THE YEAR 2011

RICHMOND PA NAMED RUNNER UP IN THE HAYS AND THE TIMES PA OF THE YEAR 2011
Jennifer Batty, of Richmond, has come runner up in the Hays and The Times PA of the Year Award 2011.The results were announced at an awards ceremony held by Hays, the leading recruiting experts, at Flemings Hotel, Mayfair, London, on the 19th of May.Jennifer Batty, Executive Assistant to Associate and Executive Directors of Russell Reynolds Associates, says: Im really proud to be one of the countrys top PAs, I feel such a huge sense of achievement and Im delighted that my managers at Russell Reynolds think so highly of me, its given me real drive and confidence to keep on being the best I can be and to better myself daily. It has been a great experience meeting the judges, contenders and organisers of the awards and I was thrilled to make it so far given such tough competition.First place was awarded to Louisa James, PA to the Managing Director at Jamie Oliver Ltd. Louisa won a five night break for two in Prague, courtesy of Portman Travel. She will also receive a place on The PA Retreat, an intensive residential training programme for management PAs, courtesy of Castalia Coaching & Training. The judges praised Louisas energy and enthusiasm which has seen her her expand her PA role, embracing significant project management and organisational leadership such as being actively involved in the Jamies 30-minute meals award-winning app.The awards were presented by Michelle Mone founder and co-owner of MJM International and creator of Ultimo, the UKs leading designer lingerie brand. Michelle says: Jennifer and all the finalists have shown just how valued the roles of PAs and Executive Assistants really are. People in this role make a considerable contribution to businesses across the country, so its great to be putting the spotlight on them.This years judging panel consisted of: Susie Barron-Stubley, Managing Director of Castalia, the coaching and training company Gareth Osborne, Director General of the Association for Personal Assistants (APA) Laura Richardson, last year's winner and Geoff Sims, Managing Director of Hays PA & Secretarial.Geoff Sims, Managing Director at Hays PA & Secretarial, comments: Congratulations to Jennifer and to all the finalists. Everyone should be very proud of their achievements. PAs play a crucial role and our research suggests that although they underestimate how important to an organisation they are, over 80% of employers say that office support workers provide essential support and are the backbone of the organisation. Second place was awarded to Christopher Juliff, Diary, Visits and Events Manager to the NHS Chief Executive. The judges noted Christophers passion for his career and his expertise, along with his outstanding attention to detail in a high pressured environment. They also commended his strong personal commitment to the diversity agenda.Third place went to Zara Dyer, PA to the Managing Director at Liverpool Football Club. The judges were impressed by her passion for developing a PA network in the North and skill in being able to support her boss in a way that maximises her time and effectiveness.As well as the three finalists, the other two runners up were: Lisa Partridge, PA to Michael Caines MBE, and Sharon Walsh, Executive Assistant to the HR Director at Channel 4.

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