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  • So you want to be a lifestyle manager?

    Private service can often be considered a quite traditional industry, evoking images of gloved butlers in Downton Abbey-esque homes and headset-toting private PAs carrying clipboards. However, the 21st century has seen the diversification of the …

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  • Taking advantage of automation in your role

    Automation continues to pervade our everyday lives, with innovations like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and a multitude of chatbots becoming commonplace within society. As the technology continues to rise in popularity, it’s being …

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  • In Review: Gymkhana, Mayfair’s mod-Indian masterpiece

    Photo credit: Gymkhana The basics Address: 42 Albemarle St, Mayfair, W1S 4JH Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 12:00pm - 2:30pm 5:30pm-10:15pm The bar is open until 1am. Telephone number: 020 3011 5900 gymkhanalondon.com A snapshot  In …

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  • Five tips for a successful Secret Santa

      Christmas fever has well and truly hit the UK – lights have been turned on across the country, baubles are appearing in shop windows and Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You is increasingly playing on radio stations.  …

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  • 5 tips for effectively managing up

    Working within a support role can mean that you’re often on the receiving end of instructions; but management isn’t something that just happens down the organisational hierarchy. It also needs to happen upwards so that your manager …

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  • In review: Barbecoa Piccadilly, the art deco BBQ

    The basics Address: 194 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EX Opening times: Mon-Thu 8am-11pm; Fri & Sat 9am -12am; Sun 9am-10.30pm Telephone number: +44 203 005 9666 Website A snapshot Barbecoa is an opulent art deco restaurant with great steak …

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  • A Day in the Life of a Private PA

    Are you thinking of becoming a Private PA or are you intrigued as to how a Private PA can help you? We speak to Sylvie [1] about what a typical day looks like supporting a busy chairman. 7.30am: I’m up and dressed, and have started to go through …

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  • The technology you need to know

    We can all appreciate the extent to which technology dictates our working lives. However for PAs, in particular, it’s increasingly significant to be in-the-know with the emerging technologies available. It can seriously impact the productivity of …

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  • A day in the life of a City PA

    We meet several PAs on a day-to-day basis. City PAs are particularly unique and we love to hear about the diversity of their roles from one day to the next. We asked one of our star Candidates, Lucy [1], about a typical day for her in the City. 6am: …

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