Insights from Sidekicks

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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…

The Monday Meeting: Iceberg Press

For our twelfth Monday Meeting, we’re honoured to interview Vanessa Pope Aitken of Iceberg Press. Iceberg is a publishing success story; the company bought The Simple Things magazine from Future Publishing and it recently bought independent lifestyle publication Oh Comely.  Vanessa has given us some amazing tips on how to change your career and the…

The Monday Meeting: Florence Norman

For our eleventh Monday Meeting, we’re very honoured to speak with with Florence Norman: one of the most inspirational women we know. Previously a PA, Florence is the Founder of Free Me; an incredible, London-based charity dedicated to women striving to achieve and maintain recovery from eating disorders and addictions. Located in Notting Hill, the…

The Monday Meeting: British Polo Day

For our tenth Monday Meeting, we’ve had a fantastic chat with legendary operations supremo Holly Houghton, Logistics Director at British Polo Day. British Polo Day is the only international polo network of its kind and has secured a cumulative global audience of well over 12 billion and an Equivalent Advertising Value of more than £843,000,000.…