What an incredible evening the #BBOAwards2022 was! To all of our guests, nominees, finalists and winners, THANK YOU! From the bottom of our hearts’, we couldn’t do it without every single one of you!

And now a drum roll 🥁 for our



⭐️ Assistant Star of the Future Award: Gemma Jennings
⭐️ CSR Champion of the Year Award: Anna Aprea
⭐️ Above & Beyond Award: Ann-Marie Brennand
⭐️ Resilience Award: Amanda Jarman
⭐️ Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year Award: Claire Garner (She / Her)
⭐️ Virtual Assistant ‘Associate’ of the Year Award: Tanya Dickinson
⭐️ Networker of the Year Award: Veronica Richards ACSA Assoc CIPD
⭐️ Office Manager of the Year Award: Samantha Orourke
⭐️ PA Team of the Year Award: Personally Virtual Q5 Team
⭐️ Leader/Executive of the Year Award: Ian Ailles
⭐️ Virtual Assistant of the Year Award: Sharon Barry… a Little Gem of a VA ☺
⭐️ Assistant of the Year Award: Claire Samber

We are in awe of you all! Congratulations! ✨



We had the best, most inspirational and joy-filled evening and hope that you did too. Bringing everyone together in this way to celebrate all of your many achievements this year, as well as the industry as a whole, is just brilliant, and we can’t thank you enough for attending.


A huge thanks goes out to our Headline Sponsor for the evening, The Castle HotelSam Goss, General Manager of the hotel, you are amazing, and your team is a true to credit to yourself and the hotel. Thank you all so much for your hard work and dedication, you made our vision come to life!


To our EMCee, Em Stroud you lit up the room! Your energy, aura and presence are second to none and we can’t thank you enough for leading us through the evening in such an entertaining and rousing way.


Lucy Brazier, you did us the honour of delivering the Keynote Speech for the evening and we are so grateful. The support you offer the Network and the work you do for the industry is mind-blowing, we are truly in awe of you and everything you have achieved! We were utterly delighted to present you with the final Award of the evening for your Outstanding Contribution to the Industry, a totally fitting Award which rounded off the evening perfectly!



Thank you to all our other Sponsors …without your unwavering support, the Awards evening would not have been possible.

Platinum SponsorsEllevate EntertainmentExecutive Support MagazineNewton Europe & Personal Career Management

Gold SponsorsAlice DartnellBonnie Low-KramenShelagh Donnelly (Exceptional EA),Samina Azam (Oculus Creative Learning), Paul Pennant (Today’s PA) & Lindsay Taylor (Your Excellency Ltd)

Not to mention all our fantastic Judges who gave up their time to judge and assess each of the finalists in the categories; your expertise and experience has been truly invaluable.


We also want to say a MASSIVE thank you to all those that donated to the Silent Auction!

  • Paul Pennant & Today’s PA
  • The Office Maestro & Shelley Fishel
  • Winnie King
  • IHG
  • Bonnie Low-Kramen
  • Great Fosters Hotel
  • Alice Dartnell
  • Strategic PA Recruitment
  • Drawn to Cars & Lewis Honey
  • The Abingdon Bridge
  • Oculus Creative Learning & Samina Azam
  • Cliveden & Erica Stewart
  • BusyB Solutions & Bettina Siddiqi
  • Seed Wellness
  • Shelagh Donnelly

We have raised over £700 for three fantastic and truly worthy charities: Bounce Forward, Isipho Admin and Smart Works Reading!

Thank you to everyone that bid on each of the auction lots; every bid placed drove the price up that little bit higher so we could raise even more for the three fantastic causes, so we are extremely appreciative to everyone that got involved!

Huge congratulations to all those that won one of the lots, we hope you enjoy whatever lovely treat you have secured!