March 2018

Entries open for the North West PA of the Year Awards 

The awards are expanding to cover a wider area across the North West including Cheshire, Merseyside and Lancashire

Applications are now open for 12 categoriesThe annual North West PA of the Year Awards has opened for entries, with applications and nominations now being accepted from across the region.

The awards, held by Robert Walters in partnership with KPMG, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Pitman Training and Taylor Lynn Corporation, are entering their 5th year. Shortlisted nominees and finalists will be celebrated at an exclusive red carpet gala on 25th October 2018 at Manchester Cathedral.  

An exclusive awards' launch party will be held on 22nd March 2018 at Manchester House - with drinks and canapes.

Lucy Bisset, Director at Robert Walters, comments:

“Since launching the Support Professional of the Year Awards in 2014, we have seen the programme go from strength to strength as we expanded into the Manchester PA of the Year Awards from 2015 to 2017, with the most recent years seeing over 500 professionals come together to celebrate the region’s support talent. We look forward to repeating this success in 2018.

With the geographical footprint of the awards having grown, we are excited to engage with businesses from across the North West and celebrate the outstanding achievements of PAs and EAs across the region.”


The 2018 Awards have expanded the list of categories to twelve. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges from the executive partners as well as industry guest judges.

The full list of categories includes:

  • Board Level PA of the Year
  • Rising Star Award
  • PA Team of the Year
  • Virtual Assistant of the Year
  • Manager of the Year
  • Legal PA of the Year
  • Financial Services PA of the Year
  • Media PA of the Year
  • Manufacturing & Engineering PA of the Year
  • Technology & Digital PA of the Year
  • Not-for-Profit PA of the Year
  • Private PA of the Year

Nicola Quayle, Managing Partner at KPMG adds:

“We’re delighted to support the PA Awards this year, particularly as it expands to cover the wider North West region.

The Awards attract hundreds of entries from the brightest stars, and provides a chance for attendees to come together to celebrate the very best of our regional talent.”

Applicants can submit their entries here 


For more information or to reserve a place at the awards launch contact: or 0161 214 7464

Manchester Evening News is the exclusive media partner of the North West PA of the Year Awards.