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BBO PA Network/Strategic PA/Your Excellency | ONE ALDWYCH | 25th Nov 2021

25 November @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An informal Face to Face evening organised to give Assistants a chance to connect, learn and network in the heart of London. Come join us!

You are cordially invited to attend BBO PA Network’s ‘FACE TO FACE’ event in London hosted by One Aldwych, Covent Garden and in conjunction with Your Excellency Ltd & Strategic PA Recruitment on Thursday, 25th November 2021 from 6pm through to 9pm.

We will have two inspirational power sessions:

Sarah Howson & Marianne Whitlock, Directors of Strategic PA Recruitment & BBO PA Network will present ‘From Executive Assistant to Executive Assistant Recruiter: Insights & Advice’

Lindsay Taylor, Author, Director & Trainer at Your Excellency Ltd will present her interactive session ‘C Suite Influencing Skills: Elevate Your Executive Presence’

About One Aldwych:

One Aldwych is London’s inspiring independent hotel. Located in the heart of buzzing Covent Garden, this award-winning 5 star hotel offers the vibrant Lobby Bar, Indigo at One Aldwych a stylish gluten and dairy-free restaurant, and Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar which showcases renowned chef Eneko Atxa’s fresh modern Basque dishes in his restaurant in London’s vibrant Covent Garden.

Sarah Howson & Marianne Whitlock, Directors of Strategic PA Recruitment & BBO PA Network will present ‘From Executive Assistant to Executive Assistant Recruiter: Insights & Advice’.

Strategic PA Recruitment is a specialist recruitment company who exclusively search for Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Managers and Chiefs of Staff for their Clients. They work on a bespoke, per project basis, allowing their clients to tailor make the process to their own exacting requirements.

Sarah is able to offer an unique insight into what it takes to effectively and successfully recruit, with her invaluable experience of being an Executive Assistant for 20+ years, to her transition into becoming a full time niche recruiter alongside running BBO PA Network.

Marianne’s sales and marketing experience from her time in the Travel Industry to her recruitment and network experience running Strategic PA Recruitment and BBO PA Network with Sarah, affords her a distinctive fresh approach to successfully recruiting for a role.

In their interactive session ‘From Executive Assistant to Executive Assistant Recruiter: Insights & Advice’ they will be revealing some of their insights and observations on how to make yourself stand out in the current market but also provide a different perspective to those not searching.

Lindsay Taylor, Author, Director & Trainer at Your Excellency Ltd will present ‘C Suite Influencing Skills: Elevate Your Executive Presence’.

Your Excellency was founded by Malcolm and Lindsay Taylor in 2007. Malcolm worked in senior finance and operations roles for twenty years and he knew that there were other interests he wanted to pursue. Given his fascination with high performance, especially in sport, Malcolm decided to take a sports psychology course.

This proved the catalyst for Malcolm’s idea that thousands of managers and executives would benefit greatly from the insights of sports psychology to develop their own business performance. He recognised how often employees who performed well in their functional roles were promoted with no management training or experience. He knew he could help.

After studying for two years, increasing his knowledge of psychology and performance, Malcolm was ready to start his own training business. His aim – to ensure all of his clients delivered excellent performance having gone through his programmes. Thus was born ‘Your Excellency’.

Lindsay had 10 years of experience working as a senior PA to CEOs and Directors of global businesses. Just as Malcolm wanted to elevate the performance of managers and executives, Lindsay wanted to do exactly the same for Personal and Executive Assistants.

Between them, they have created innovative training programmes that are helping PAs, managers and executives to become the very best performers in their businesses and sectors.

And the thing they love the most? Those “light bulb moments” when their clients fully understand why they are challenged today and how they can become exceptional performers tomorrow.

Join us at this highly interactive and thought-provoking session and you will:

– Understand that flexibility in thinking, behaviour and language is key to developing your influencing skills

– Be introduced to 5 key behaviour patterns- Gain an awareness of the characteristics of each behaviour pattern- Explore the merits and annoyances of each behaviour pattern- Plot your own and your Executive(s) tendencies across the behavioural line

– Identify ways to elevate your influencing skills


6.00pm to 6.45pm – Registration, Informal Networking, Arrival Drinks

6.45pm to 6.50pm – Welcome & Introductions – Sarah Howson & Marianne Whitlock, BBO PA Network

6.50pm to 7.00pm – Hotel Welcome

7.00pm to 7.30pm – Sarah Howson & Marianne Whitlock, Strategic PA Recruitment & BBO PA Network: ‘From Executive Assistant to Executive Assistant Recruiter: Insights & Advice’

7.30 to 8.15pm – Lindsay Taylor, Your Excellency Ltd: ‘C Suite Influencing Skills: Elevate Your Executive Presence’

8.15pm  to 9pm – Informal Networking

9pm – Carriages


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? We suggest using public transport to get to the venue.

1 Aldwych, London , WC2B 4BZ

One Aldwych is right in the heart of London, one of the world’s most exciting cities. Find them in Covent Garden at the point where The Aldwych meets The Strand, just opposite Waterloo Bridge.

You’ll find them:

a 5-minute walk from Covent Garden tube station

a 5-minute walk from Charing Cross Station – tube & mainline

a 10-minute walk from Holborn tube station

a 15-minute walk from Waterloo Station – tube & mainline

What are the detailed timings for the event? Please arrive for 6pm. Time allocated for ‘informal networking’ will be very relaxed. Show rounds will be organised at the beginning and end of the evening on small groups, all Covid friendly.

Will I be able to get a soft drink or a glass of wine? The hotel is very generously providing a welcome drink at the beginning of the event and will have refreshments during the event. There will also be a cash bar open all evening during the event.  

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? Please email hello@bbopanetwork.co.uk if you have any questions regarding the event.

Do I need to bring a printed ticket to the event? No, a printed ticket is not required. We will export the registered attendee list from EventBrite and name badges will be handed out on arrival.

Will we be using social media? Yes! We encourage live use of social media – we need to spread the word about the network! Please use the hashtag #BBOPANetwork.

Spaces are limited – please book asap to avoid disappointment.


One Aldwych Hotel
1 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ
London, WC2B 4BZ GB
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