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Scottish PA Network

ABC Events last week had the absolute pleasure of attending the Scottish PA Network Spring Showcase a 1st for Edinburgh and what a fantastic event it was to be apart of.

About the Scottish PA Network

The Scottish PA Network is a business resource designed by PAs for PAs and understands how busy and stressful their role can be. So at the Scottish PA Network they are dedicated to providing a service meeting the needs of PAs and Administrators nationwide, making things just that little bit easier for them and taking some of the time and pressure out of their day to day duties.

It all began 4 and half years ago with Aberdeen PA which was a fantastic success for founder Rosemary McLennan and inspired her to branch out across Scotland with the Glasgow PA going live in August 2013 followed by further expansion in July of 2014 with the launch of Edinburgh PA and Inverness PA, all of which now form the wonderful Scottish PA Network.

The Event

The Spring Showcase is an event which invites PAs and Administrators to attend free of charge and meet potential venues, caterers, event companies, printing companies, AV and production companies and many more. From our point of view it was a great way to re-launch ourselves, having completed our rebranding we were ready to begin promoting the new look ABC Events and the Spring Showcase was the perfect event for this.

The Venue

So packed with our new uniforms, Slush Puppie machine and of course goodie bags our team headed to the Assembly Rooms on what was a beautiful sunny day in the Capital City. Arriving at the venue we were greeted by the Assembly Room porters, before I had managed to get out of the van they had emptied and escorted the team up stairs with all of our kit. It was so efficient and a very welcome surprise for myself and our team who are very use to carting our kit around un aided.

The Spring Showcase took place in the stunning Music Hall which was restored to its former 18th century glory through major renovations to the A listed building in 2012. It is a beautifully elegant space, lots of natural light and who could forget that chandelier it was spectacular.

The Exhibitors

The showcase is not only a highlight in the spring event calendar for the PAs and Administrators but also for the exhibitors. It gives us all a chance to socialise and catch up with eachother which is something we all can struggle to do in any other setting in which meet.

The Crowd

The doors officially opened at 5.00pm however there were some very keen PAs who arrived early to get the first peek at the event. From then on it was non-stop, it was so great to meet so many new faces, not only new to ABC Events but also to Scottish PA Network and hear their thoughts on the showcase. There was a real buzz in the air, which I am sure the delicious cocktails and prosecco had just a little to do with.

The Competition

During the evening we invited guests to enter our competition with a chance to win £1000.00 worth of Evening Entertainment from ABC Events. With the entries counted and verified we had a brilliant 83 entrees in total, having wished everyone luck the draw was made on Tuesday 21st of April and we are delighted to announce the winner is Michelle Seymour from Almond Engineering. We look forward to working with you and giving you and your team a night to remember.

From the whole team at ABC Events we would like to thank all of the PAs, administrators and other exhibitors for making our first Spring Showcase such an enjoyable one. It was a great success and we heard lots of very positive comments on the night and have received some lovely emails since so thank you very much. Of course a big congratulations and thank you to Rosemary and Drew at the Scottish PA Network and their wonderful team for organising the Spring Showcase, we will most certainly be back and look forward to seeing you again at the Winter Showcase in Aberdeen.

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