PA of the Year Interviews Get Underway

Published on: 27 Oct 2016

After months of anticipation and 450 nominations later, the PA of the Year awards has finally arrived at the interview stage, with 20 highly capable candidates battling it out for a finalist spot in one of our three categories: PA of the Year, Social Media PA of the Year and Legal PA of the Year.

Over the next two days each candidate will be facing our four judges in 30 minutes slots where they will be tested on their breadth of experience within their field.


PA of the year awards 2016


On the Judge’s panel:

Sarah EL-Doori, Marketing Director, Trinity Mirror Digital Recruitment

Sarah is Marketing Director for Trinity Mirror Digital Recruitment, a portfolio of market leading job sites including SecsintheCity (PAs and EAs), GAAPweb (accountants) and TotallyLegal (lawyers).

Tricia Phillips, Careers Editor, Daily Mirror

Tricia Phillips is the Daily Mirror’s award winning Careers Editor. She has won Media Champion and Consumer Journalism of the Year for her “Get Britain Working” campaign which helps readers find jobs.

Susanna Tait, Managing Director, Tay Associates

Susanna Tait is Managing Director of award winning PA/Secretarial recruitment firm Tay Associates. She has 18 years’ experience recruiting PAs and support staff into London based companies, global brands and private offices.

Emily Penny, Head of Sales, SecsintheCity

Emily Penny is Head of Sales for SecsintheCity, one of Trinity Mirror Digital Recruitments market leading job sites. She has 11 years’ experience in online advertising within the recruitment industry.


Among some of the companies represented in the interview process are:


PAOTY Interviews


Best of luck to all of our hopefuls!