Winner of the Yorkshire PA of the Year 2017 announced…..

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The Awards ceremony and dinner for the prestigious Yorkshire PA of the Year Awards, sponsored by Lucy Walker Recruitment, were held on Thursday 22nd June 2017.

Over 300 Teams and individuals from across  Yorkshire celebrated some outstanding personal and collective achievements, as the 14 categories were announced, including the highly coveted title of ‘Yorkshire PA of the Year’ Award. The awards were held at The Pavilion, Leeds United Football Ground and were headlined by James Bailey, General Manager of Victoria Leeds and BBC Look North’s, Tanya Arnold.

Claire Barrett of Deloitte LLP, who Lucy Walker Recruitment placed in her current role, took the coveted title of ‘Yorkshire PA of the Year’. This is an accolade which showcases the precision, organisation and motivation for ensuring a business doesn’t just function, but it is nurtured to grow from the root up. The award was presented to Claire by Natalie Walker and Stephanie Rae of Lucy Walker Recruitment.


Natalie Walker(L) from Lucy Walker Recruitment congratulates Claire Barrett (R)

Runner Up in the Yorkshire PA Of The Year Award category was Kerry Dawson of Leeds Beckett University.

Other Winners on the night were Jennifer Purcell (York Members Member), Rachel McPartlin (Best Organised Event), Gill Walker (Yorkshire PA lifetime achievement), Paul Bone/Mark Lennon (Best Boss),  Arup Group (Best Team of PAs), Leeds Beckett University (Best Internal PA Network), University of Huddersfield (Employer of The Year), Gemma Walton (PA in Business Award), Clare Guymer (Best Business Client), Jill Ambrazaitis (PA Contribution to the Community), Caroline Evans (Rising Star Award) and Kerry Dawson (Social Media PA of The Year)


Natalie Walker from Lucy Walker Recruitment added ” “It was a fantastic evening and so good to see so many familiar faces who we have placed in roles, both in attendance and nominated for some of the Awards and we are so pleased for Claire. We are delighted to continue to support the work of Marion and Jon at The PA Hub and hope to continue to work closely with them going forward.”



              Some of the LWR Team in attendance on the night





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Mark Woffenden is a Director of Lucy Walker Recruitment, leading North of England commercial recruiter. Mark has over 18 years experience in the sector and is heavily involved in the finance, marketing and strategy of the business.