Nominees for Rising Star of the Year

These Nominees have gone above and beyond in their position and have made an impact within the community

Claudine Martin, PA to Army Director of Engagement and Communications at the Ministry of Defence

My role as the PA to Army Director of Engagement and Communications in the Ministry of Defence is unique.  I am currently a serving soldier in the British Army having completed 13 years of irreproachable service.  This means as well as been a PA I am also on active duty and could be called forward for deployment to overseas locations and other military task.  In addition to my daily PA tasks, I have done numerous charity events which includes 5K run for Great Ormond Street Hospital, 10k run for Lupus UK, cheer person for the Royal Parks half marathon in support of cancer research and I volunteered to feed the homeless in Charing Cross in support of Gurseva homeless charity.  I have also volunteered for the role as events planner for the Armed Forces Chronic conditions and disability network. This networks supports Service personnel, and/or their families diagnosed with an illness or disability. I will be very grateful for your votes because the role of a PA is demanding and taking on other jobs outside of my role as a PA, Soldier and a mother demonstrates my selflessness and ability to empower good leadership qualities.

Christabel Milbanke, Ab Fab PR

Laura Nelson, PA to Director at D Wilson Architectural Metalwork Ltd

I am a keen communicator and extremely organised suiting the role perfectly. I dedicate my spare time to Contact the Elderly where I am a group Coordinator or you can catch my at the stables taking a stroll on a horse.

Alice Scutchey, Citi

Alice Scutchey is a Senior EA with over 13 years experience in business administration. She currently works at Citi Bank supporting the UK CFO and the Financial Planning & Analysis team. Alice created and now chairs the Citi EA Network where she encourages other PA’s & EA’s to grow and develop their skills. She also sits on the Citi Women Steering Committee & was recently nominated for the internal Employee Connections Forum. She is passionate about helping others and in February this year, founded The Canary Wharf PA Club where members can attend free weekly training and networking events. She believes PA’s should have a clear path of progression and equal opportunities to fufill their career ambitions. Alice is married with two children and lives in Kent. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family and taking part in fundraising challenges, most recently completing the Brighton Marathon in April this year. Alice is a Mental Health First Aider and keen speaker so uses this to tell her story, champion women and promote the PA profession.

Sian Edwards, The Walt Disney Company

As a lifelong Disney fan, every day I fulfil my dream by working in the magic. I work hard to make my boss’s lives easier and improve my department’s administrative processes whilst also expanding my networks and developing my career.

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