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#BBOPANetwork ONLINE 28/04 | LinkedIn & Career Workshop

28 April @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join BBO PA Network with Bettina Siddiqi for our first Power Hour. Get ready to be inspired to update your LinkedIn and Improve your CV.

You are cordially invited to attend the Bucks, Berks & Oxon (BBO) PA Network’s power hour online event on Thursday, 28th April 2022 at 12:30pm.

We welcome our speakers for this session:

▶ Bettina Siddiqi | Busy B Solutions

This will be an informative session giving attendees a few LinkedIn tips but also showing what a powerful tool it is for building businesses (VAs) and personal brands (EAs).

▶ Sarah Howson and Marianne Whitlock | BBO PA Network and Strategic PA Recruitment

Sharing their top 5 thoughts on how to improve your CV, a document that should be kept up to date throughout your career not just when you are job searching. This session will inspire you to think about your CV and ensure you have the tools to stand out in a competitive market.

Bettina Siddiqi

LinkedIn Specialist/Coach from BusyB Solutions. Bettina is based in Maidenhead and runs her own business coaching businesses how to use LinkedIn effectively.

Bettina started her business as a Marketing VA. LinkedIn helped to grow her company so now she wants to help people and show them how to grow their business as well as build a professional profile on the platform. Her services include face to face workshops, training solopreneurs and teams on and offline, 1-2-1 coaching training, a 4-week Facebook group on how to build your profile, post content, gain business and set up a LinkedIn Strategy as well as ‘power hours’ on and offline!

Sarah Howson

Sarah is a PA/EA professional with over twenty years of C Suite level experience. She began her journey straight from university assisting the CEO of a small start-up semiconductor company, before moving to a FTSE250 international oil and gas support services company, where she supported both the CEO and the CFO.

Sarah’s talent for building relationships and connecting people, as well as her extensive EA experience is a great foundation for launching Strategic PA Recruitment.

Marianne Whitlock

Prior to co-Founding Strategic PA Recruitment in 2019, Marianne was previously in Sales at a luxury Canadian train company and worked in the travel industry for over 15 years, specialising in client relationships and networking. More recently Marianne has managed several charity fundraising events.

Marianne is passionate about empowering people and helping them achieve their full potential. She believes the most fundamental building block for any business is the relationships we have with others. Along with Marianne’s attention to detail is an extensive network and she is well known for her professional, honest but fun approach.


12:20 pm – Get ‘Online’ – Log on a bit earlier if you can with your favourite wrap and drink of choice ready to settle in for a12:30pm prompt start!

12:30pm – Bettina Siddiqi – LinkedIn

1:00pm – Sarah Howson and Marianne – CV/Making Yourself Stand Out

1:30pm – Finish


Bucks, Berks and Oxon PA Network (BBO PA Network) is an active professional networking group for Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Virtual Assistants, Administrators and Office Managers who work or live in or around the Bucks, Berks & Oxon area. We are not county specific, anyone is welcome to attend!

It doesn’t matter where you are in your career journey, whether you are just starting out in the Business Support industry or are very experienced – as long as you are in a support role you are more than welcome to join our membership and attend our events.

We are an all inclusive network, we empower each other, lift each other up and support each other!

Sarah Howson founded the network 7 years ago whilst off on maternity leave. A former Executive Assistant herself, she understands how important it is to build and have a network of likeminded Assistants you can turn to for support. Marianne Whitlock is very much a people person through and through and has a interesting sales, marketing and events background as well as a huge passion for fitness. Together, Sarah and Marianne run Strategic PA Recruitment alongside building the PA Network community. Championing the Business Support profession as well as enabling a platform to build an incredibly professional, warm and friendly network.


Sarah Howson (BBO PA Network & Strategic PA Recruitment)