Mid Sussex PAs Newsletter

Thank you to everyone who attended the last event at Gravetye Manor on the 1st March.  We hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we did and also found the presentation on how to support your boss with HR issues useful.  A big thank you to Caroline for her excellent presentation and also to Gravetye for hosting our event.  What a beautiful venue that is and we hope you enjoyed your tour of the hotel.


Date for our next event


We have finalised the details for our next event.  It will be on Tuesday 31st May from 5pm to 7pm at Alexander House Hotel in Turners Hill.  A gorgeous five-star boutique country house hotel with award winning spa.  We are thrilled that they have agreed to host our next event and would like to thank them for their support.  Delicious canapes will be served along with wonderful sparkling wine provided by Ridgeview.


There will be a presentation on tips for “Event Planning” and details of the speaker will follow shortly.  Please click on this link https://mid-sussexpas.eventbrite.co.uk to book yourself on and please feel free to forward our details on to anyone else that you think would like to come along.  The speaker will start around 5.45pm so don’t worry if you can’t get there for 5pm… we’ll wait for you!


Raffle Prize at Alexander House


Esther went along to the launch of a book in January called “The A-Z Pearls of Wisdom for Executive PAs” by Lindsay Taylor of Your Excellency.  Lindsay has now kindly offered to give Mid Sussex PAs a complimentary copy of her book to our group and we have decided to offer this as a raffle prize at our meeting in May.  The book retails at £12.99 (or £8.99 on Kindle) and you can read the excellent reviews of the book here on Amazon where you can also purchase it if you’re not successful!  You can follow Lindsay on Twitter @Your_Excellency


Save the Date – our 1st Birthday Summer BBQ


We are pleased to have been able to secure a venue for our 1st Birthday celebrations, with a summer evening BBQ at another stunning venue in Sussex.  Please do keep the evening of Tuesday 12th July free and more details will be available at the beginning of June!


Social Media


We are pleased to announce that we have now 214 followers on Twitter and 37 members in our LinkedIn Group… James Dempster from Cobb Digital, our speaker from Ockenden Manor will be so proud!  He designed our new logo for us too!


Office 2016* Training Sessions


At our meeting at Gravetye Manor a question was asked about training for PAs & EAs and Sarah from the Office* Show mentioned that there are very reasonably priced dedicated training sessions available at the show in May.  This is a link to the downloadable seminar schedule.


Even if you’re not going for the training don’t forget to book your place for Office*  You can register here and Emily & I will be attending on Thursday 12th.  We’d love for you to travel up with us or we can meet-up with you, up there.  Let us know.


If you are going to register, could we kindly ask that on the question regarding PA networking groups that you tick the box for Regional PA Networks and type in Mid Sussex PAs, to help raise awareness of our group J


We would both like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your support with the group and we look forward to seeing you at our next event in May.


Emily Darnell, PA to Nick Broom, MD at PVL UK Limited    and

Esther Dawson, EA to Tamara Roberts, CEO at Ridgeview Wine Estate

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