Well firstly I just wanted to say what a year 2014 has been! Thank you to everyone that has read Practically Perfect PA over the last twelve months. I hope you have all enjoyed the posts and will stick around next year! We have some very exciting plans in the  diary for 2015 and I want to share them with you today.

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The website has gone from strength to strength this year. We have increased the number of blog posts and will continue to publish around four per week, each themed around the following areas:

  • Career development
  • Key skills
  • Events
  • Office politics
  • Working relationships
  • Travel management

We have also introduced two regular features – ‘A day in the life‘ and ‘Technology of the week‘, both of which will continue into 2015.

We received some fantastic feedback from the 2014 Practically Perfect PA survey and will take onboard all of your comments going forward. Technology, hands-on advice and key skills were all mentioned by respondents so we plan to cover these areas in more detail next year.

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Events

As you can imagine I am super excited about the Assist Conference – Practically Perfect PA’s first conference for our UK based readers taking place on the 27th February. The programme is in the final stages and we are planning to publish this along with the location of the conference in the first few weeks of January. For more information about the programme please see our recent email and of course our website.

Now that Practically Perfect PA towers has relocated to Edinburgh we are planning a few more events and networking meet-ups, which will take place across a number of locations (well anywhere between London and Edinburgh to be honest!) We are also aware that we have a large number of readers outside of the UK so expect a few online events for those that are based in more exotic locations. Talking about exotic locations, those that have been reading Practically Perfect PA for a while will know that we like to get out and about. With this in mind we are planning a trip down under during September and will of course keep all of our Australian readers in loop regarding our trip – which we are hoping will involve a small event for the assistant community in Sydney.

On a personal note, my first baby will be arriving in March next year so along with writing many many lists over the next few months I will keep you up to date on my attempts at juggling a small child, organising an event and maintaining a website!

So here is to 2014, it has been a wonderful year and I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings the assistant industry!

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8 comments

  • Claudia December 19, 2014   Reply →

    Dear Nicky,
    I’m so happy for this wonderful year and what is going to be an even more exciting 2015!!

    Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year.
    Best,

    Claudia

  • Nikki,

    With belated thanks for your tips this summer on visiting Barcelona (am yet to publish that write up; just need another 10 hours in each day for all I want to do!), am writing to wish you well with your conference and say congrats on your baby news.

    I did some freelance writing and photography when our two were little (no blogs around then), and it’s eminently do-able; am sure you’ll go from strength to strength with your site and business, while enjoying family life.

    Best from Canada,
    Shelagh

    • Practically Perfect PA December 22, 2014   Reply →

      Hi Shelagh, I hope you had a fantastic time in Barcelona! Thanks for the vote of confidence, it definitely helps when I hear other people have juggled everything! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, Nicky

  • Katarzyna December 23, 2014   Reply →

    Hi Nikki,

    I am one of those frequent readers outside UK.
    Wish you all the best for Christmas and the coming year in your personal and work life! And thank you for the Perfect PA !

  • Shelagh December 23, 2014   Reply →

    Yikes; just realised my typo on your name, Nicky. Don’t know how I did that, but my apologies! … and, yes, we loved Barcelona. I don’t know when, but will definitely make at least one return visit

  • Marina Lomaya December 28, 2014   Reply →

    Dear Nikki,

    Greetings from cold Dubai!

    I have just discovered Practically Perfect PA and I’m very happy I have actually! It’s just such a great job that you did, we all needed something like this! Belated Merry Christmas and hope new 2015 will bring you more strength, lots of love and health!

    xoxo
    Marina

  • Mary December 29, 2014   Reply →

    Hello Nikki,

    Thank you for all your articles. I am also one of those frequent readers outside UK and I really enjoy reading all your subjects.

    Your articles transpire a writer full of energy and positive… Keep on like that!

    I send you my best wishes for the coming year in your personal life and professional career and again thank you!

    Mary

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