Insights from Sidekicks

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The Monday Meeting: Matthew Want at Marcham Publishing

For our seventeenth Monday Meeting, courtesy of our friends over at the brilliant Practically Perfect PA, we’re delighted to feature Matthew Want. Matthew is PA to Lucy Brazier, CEO of Marcham Publishing, and Editor of Executive Secretary Magazine; an industry stalwart, ES Magazine is dedicated to the professional development needs of senior and aspiring administrative professionals. Matthew is the…

The Monday Meeting: Bethany Burns at Brewdog

For our sixteenth Monday Meeting, courtesy of our friends over at the brilliant Practically Perfect PA, we’re delighted to feature Bethany Burns, First Mate to the Captain at BrewDog, one of the largest independent craft brewers in the UK. Established in April 2007 by James Watt and Martin Dickie after becoming bored of the tired, mass produced mainstream…

The Monday Meeting: Frances Hornsley, The Corner

For our sixteenth Monday Meeting, courtesy of our friends over at the brilliant Practically Perfect PA, we’re delighted to feature Frances Hornsley, PA and Office Manager at The Corner London. Founded in 2012, The Corner is a unique London-based advertising agency with a strong focus on collaboration. We chatted to Frances about the challenges of being the office…

The Monday Meeting: Safeland Security

For our sixteenth Monday Meeting, we’re really excited to chat to Leon Kendall-Brown and Tom Coombe of Safeland Executive Security Solutions.  Safeland is the brain child of three former serving members of the UK Armed Forces. They provide bespoke risk consultancy and security services for individuals, companies and corporations, and protect yachts and ships from piracy and…

The Monday Meeting: Laura O’Malley of the NHS

For our fifteenth Monday Meeting, courtesy of our friends over at the brilliant Practically Perfect PA, we’re delighted to chat to Laura O’Malley, Team Lead and Executive PA at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. The National Health Service is the publicly funded healthcare system for England. It is the largest and the oldest single-payer healthcare system…

The Monday Meeting: Vallie

For our fourteenth Monday Meeting, we’ve had a fascinating chat with Nash Islam and Robin Doble, Co-Founders of one of our favourite London time-savers – the on-demand parking app Vallie. As an Assistant, if Vallie isn’t already familiar to you, it should be – trust us, this one’s a game-changer!  Ever breathed an inward sigh…

The Monday Meeting: Kitty Reigate at Pizza Express

For our thirteenth Monday Meeting, courtesy of our friends over at the brilliant Practically Perfect PA, we’re delighted to chat to Kitty Reigate, EA at Pizza Express. Founded in 1965 by Peter Boizot, Pizza Express is now an enormously successful restaurant group with over 400 restaurants across the United Kingdom and 40 overseas in Europe, Hong…