PA/PM arrives in Birmingham to celebrate the City’s real business stars

One of Birmingham’s leading recruitment agencies is launching a new networking group later this month, aimed at the people who keep many of the West Midlands’ most influential business figures on track.

Mary HendryKey Personnel, which has recently moved into new offices in Waterloo Street, will host the first ever PA/PM event at Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse in the Cube on March 27th and is expecting to attract over 50 personal assistants (PAs) and executive assistants (EAs) from across the region.

The idea is to attract a group of like-minded professionals who are keen to share best practice, pick-up tips and discuss the latest trends in the sector – all over a few drinks and away from the everyday pressures of the office.

PA/PM will also give guests the chance to discuss issues impacting on their working life, as well as putting their companies in the shop window to potential new clients and suppliers.

Key Personnel Managing Director Mary Hendry has been the driving force behind the concept: “PAs and EAs are a fundamental part of the business community and are often the people that get things done without all the headlines and plaudits that go with it.

“We wanted to put this right by creating an informal event where they could meet like-minded colleagues in a relaxed environment. This will give them a forum to share experiences, discuss current trends and the opportunity to inter-trade and refer new business.”

“The fact we’ve already got 40 guests signed up shows that this is a networking session that Birmingham has been waiting for.”

PA/PM, which will be held once a quarter, is free of charge to attend and offers a host of benefits, including:

  • Exclusive access to the PA/PM e-bulletin with latest news and industry changes
  • Signposting to professional development opportunities
  • The chance to be part of a new social media movement for PAs/EAs

“We are hoping to create a new community and the events will form the focal point of this. Other plans involve launching a PA/PM LinkedIn Group and Twitter account, which will provide instant access to peer-mentoring and support,” concluded Mary.

Key Personnel has experienced significant growth over the course of the last twelve months and currently works with a host of blue chip clients involved in professional services, procurement, logistics and sales.

The company has 30 years experience placing PAs and EAs throughout the West Midlands and during that time have been fortunate enough to work with some of the City’s most influential people.

Its team of experienced consultants builds long-term partnerships and bring to market innovative new services, such as the recently launched video CV platform.

PA/PM starts at 5pm on Wednesday March 27th. For further information or to reserve your place, contact Lucy Burton on 0121 233 2335 or [email protected]