Travel Planning for Others – Putting Yourself in Your Traveler’s Shoes

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Every admin wears many hats: office manager, personal assistant, life coach, travel planner. And each hat requires a different set of skills and a different set of tools. Every time your manager is heading out of town, it’s time for you to don your travel planner hat, slip into your traveler’s shoes, and equip yourself with your suite of travel planning tools. TRAVO’s goal is to boil down your arsenal of travel tools, ranging from sticky notes to Excel spreadsheets, to one single booking and planning platform. Our inspiration and drive for this goal has stemmed directly from conversations from admins just like yourself!

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Just how much time is lost to disorganisation?

Did you know, on average office workers will spend 13 minutes and 13 seconds each day searching for missing paperwork and stationery? That’s despite one in five decluttering their desks on a weekly basis.  The little things we do in the office each day really do add up, according to a new study from Avery UK.

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Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Brother winners are…

Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Brother winners are…

Last month, we teamed up with technology specialist Brother to give you the chance to win one of five state-of-the-art office labelling machines, the PT-D600VP.

The labeller, which won an iF Design Award for outstanding design quality earlier this year, is the perfect partner for any PA and can bring a touch of colour to your office.

Thank you to everyone who entered the Brother and Practically Perfect PA giveaway. I can now announce the winners… drum roll please… are:

  • Raquel Ruiz
  • Mandy Towell
  • Bridget Clifford
  • Claire Bell
  • Sara Brown

Congratulations to all five of our winners! We will contact you to get your details. Thanks again to Brother for hosting such a fantastic giveaway with us.

To find out more about the PT-D600VP, read the review from four of our assistants from across Europe who put the device to the test in their workplace.

You can find the P-touch range from all good office suppliers or online at http://www.brother.eu/eu-labelling

Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Brother winners are…

This post is sponsored by Brother. Follow the link for more information about Practically Perfect PA’s sponsored posts.

The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s guide to Boston

The Practically Perfect Business Traveller's guide to Boston

Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest and most illustrious cities in the U.S. It’s where the pilgrims landed and the Red Sox play and with its many educational institutions, stands as a modern-day Athens. Culturally and historically rich, this enchanting metropolis is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and stands as a crossroads, where colonial history meets contemporary innovation.

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Squaremeal Venues + Events Live

For most assistants working in the UK the Squaremeal website and guide is a well-loved and trusted resource. For many years I have consulted the guide for restaurant and venue ideas, it has always been my first port of call when managers have asked me to book restaurants for them.

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The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s Guide to San Francisco

The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s Guide to San Francisco

San Francisco is a magical cosmopolitan city; known popularly as the city by the bay, it has evoked songs, poems and popular sayings. Rich in cultural attractions, it is both liberal bastion and commercial hub with tech-hot Silicon Valley reaching north and embracing the city with global headquarter giants like Twitter, Pinterest, and SalesForce. Think Napa Valley, the Golden Gate Bridge, Ghirardelli Square, North Beach, Alcatraz and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. You need to plan ahead!

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Feeling undervalued….

We are chuffed to bits to be guest blogging today for the Practically Perfect PA Blog. After sponsoring the first ever Big Questions event in Edinburgh, we wanted to introduce ourselves to some of you that weren’t able to make it along.

One of the main topics discussed at the Big Questions was “How do we get our organisation to value the work that we do?” and it was really interesting to hear a lot of your opinions on this. In many companies, employees feel undervalued in their role and also unmotivated to go the extra mile. At Highland Fayre, we help employers show their staff the gratitude they deserve. Since 1985, Highland Fayre has been Scotland’s No.1 Luxury Gift Company providing bespoke hampers and personalised gifts.

Receiving a hamper, personalised gift or branded product is a gesture that speaks louder than words. We work closely with companies such as BP, Amazon, Sky, Vision Express and ExxonMobil, to create gifts that really help to increase their employee and customer loyalty.

Feeling undervalued….

There are many occasions throughout the year that we can help employers show that they care – Long Service Awards, Promotions, Christmas, Maternity and Retirements.

Every employer is aware of the importance of letting employees know they are appreciated. One of the biggest challenges companies face is finding the time to search for a suitable gift. Personalised gifts have taken off in recent years and no wonder! Last year we invested in several engraving machines and we really want to show them off! We have had a great start to our new range, creating personalised gifts for the likes of Savills and Revolution Bars to thank their employees and customers. Our engraving machines help make a gift extra special and really leave a lasting impression.

Feeling undervalued….

We understand that cost is a significant feature in rewarding clients and staff for their loyalty, however we have options that will suit any budget!

Feeling undervalued….

As a BPMA accredited distributor of promotional merchandise we also hold a range of over 70,000 products that we can brand with your logo/message.

For your chance to win a £100 Luxury Hamper from Highland Fayre, enter your details on to our Request a Brochure page and use the code PRACTICALLYPERFECTPA in the comments section, Good Luck!

Feeling undervalued….

This blog post is sponsored by Highland Fayre. Follow the link for more information about Practically Perfect PA’s sponsored posts

Win a hotel break in Berlin with Roomex

This month we have a fantastic competition for you guys! The wonderful folks at Roomex are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a city break in Berlin. Here are Roomex to tell you a little more about the competition and what they do…

Win a hotel break in Berlin with Roomex

Win a hotel break in Berlin with Roomex

You have enough on your plate. The ink never dries on your to-do list. You don’t need the extra hassle of searching for hotels, comparing and negotiating rates, keeping within budget and policies, chasing receipts and invoices at the end of the month… We understand.

That’s why we do it all for you.

In the words of one EA user of Roomex.com “We have saved precious minutes and sometimes even hours by not having to shop around to find the best prices”. Just to prove how easy we make hotel bookings for you, we’ve gone ahead and booked a 2 night city break in the stunning H10 Berlin Ku’damm Hotel.

For your chance to win two nights in the hotel, just leave your details (and cross your fingers.) For those on email please use this link.

To get you in the mood, have a read of our business travellers city guide to Berlin.

Win a hotel break in Berlin with Roomex

This competition is sponsored by Roomex. Follow the link for more information about Practically Perfect PA’s sponsored posts and the competition terms and conditions

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