PA Forum announces shortlist for annual West Midlands awards

PA Forum has revealed the highly anticipated shortlist for the prestigious West Midlands PA Awards 2020, recognising the region’s business support community. 

The third year of the sought-after awards, which are backed by headline sponsors Katie BardResorts World Birmingham and Conference Care, has seen a record number of nominations across 10 categories, all hoping to walk away with one of the city’s most esteemed accolades. The ‘PA of the Year’ category alone has received over 50 entries.

Individuals from a multitude of companies and sectors have been announced as finalists, including professionals from organisations such as the University of Birmingham, Aston University, PWC and CBRE.

Winners of the awards will be announced at a black-tie event on 17th July, with the venue yet to be revealed.

The West Midlands PA Awards were launched by PA Forum founder, Daniel Skermer, to celebrate the successes and achievements of executive, personal and virtual assistants across the region. The 2018 and 2019 awards attracted over 700 guests, with 60 finalists chosen and 15 people named winners.

Daniel Skermer said: “We are so proud to be gearing up for the third West Midlands PA Awards.

“The response and excitement for the awards has been absolutely incredible, as well as the support from business executives across the region. We would like to say a huge thank you to all the companies that have taken the time to submit a nomination and wish each nominee the very best on this extremely exciting journey.”

Kam Vara, director of headline sponsor, Katie Bard, and member of the judging panel, added: “Business support staff are at the heart of every organisation but, unfortunately, all the incredible work they do often goes unseen and just isn’t recognised enough.

“We are proud to sponsor the West Midlands PA Awards again this year, and to help reward the region’s outstanding EA, PA and VAs for all their accomplishments and achievements.”

Fellow sponsors of the West Midlands PA Awards 2020, who are also sponsoring an award category each, are Birmingham Airport, ORS, Signarama, IHG Managed Properties, ClickTravel, Ashorne Hill, Turkish Airlines, CHS Group, SCC and Indigo Sky Solutions.

The full list of shortlisted nominees for the West Midlands PA Awards 2020 can be found here: