You are cordially invited to attend Strategic PA Network’s Breakfast and Learn event at Hilton, Garden Inn, Abingdon on Thursday, 4th May, 2023 from 8.00am to 10.00am.

Click HERE to register for this event. If you are already a Strategic PA Network member you will be automatically sent the event details.

Join us for a Networking Breakfast with a panel of highly experienced Business Support Professionals where we will connect, share and network together; it will be a morning of tips, learnings and shared experiences. This will be an informal opportunity to widen your network and connect with likeminded individuals.



Tracey Halsey | Head of Executive Support | Newton Europe

Tracey is currently Head of Executive Support at Newton Europe where she’s been working for 5 years and leads a growing team of 40 Executive Assistants and Personal Assistants. Prior to joining Newton Europe, Tracey has 25+ years’ experience of being a a Senior Executive Assistant, and European Event Management roles in organisations including RS Group (formerly Electrocomponents), ALTANA Pharma AG and Tektronix.





Gilly Mulford | Founder | Your Household PA & Tails of Pawfection

“Time is precious…

With a wealth of experience, spanning three decades, I now run my own two businesses: Your Household PA, and Tails of Pawfection.

As a Virtual Assistant I have a passion to give back precious time so you too can enjoy the things you love, whether that be growing your business or spending more time with loved ones.

Running two companies as well as working for them both keeps me on my toes and demonstrates my organisation abilities and business acumen.


As a Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management I am passionate about giving clients back that precious time whilst imparting knowledge and supporting other EA/PA and VA’s by sharing experiences and expertise.

After a life changing experience in 2018, learnt coping strategies have been at the forefront of my development and discussion topics and has seen my Public Speaking develop from online to National events.

Time is precious, you can use it, but you can’t own it. You can spend it, but you can’t keep it. Once you have lost it, you can never get it back”

Carla Dean | C-Suite Executive Assistant & Office Manager | Oak Hill Bio

Carla is an experienced C-Suite Executive Assistant and Office Manager of 10 years, and has worked across multiple industry sectors such as Marketing, Biotech, and Formula 1. She has a keen interest in Human Resources and the promoting of company culture, especially within smaller organisations.



Carol Lloyd | Company Secretary and Executive Assistant to the CEO

Carol Lloyd is the Company Secretary and Executive Assistant to the CEO of a small R&D Biotech Company. She has over 20 years’ experience working along side C-Suite executives in scientifically driven organisations in the Oxfordshire ecosystem. She is an experienced and trusted C-Suite professional who provides high quality strategic support to the CEO and Board of Directors. She has a very broad commercial background with extensive experience of working in both start-up, high growth and multi-national organisations. She was a member of the due diligence team that sold the facilities management business of AEA Technology and the team that sold Oxford Diffraction to Agilent Technologies. Carol holds a Professional Certificate in Management from the Open University.

Carol is passionate about the Executive Assistant profession and continuous personal development. She is a regular attendee of Strategic PA Network events and a member of Trailblazers.



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A relaxing stay in charming Abingdon

We’re a mile from the quaint market town of Abingdon, home to landmarks like the Old Abingdon Abbey site, St. Helen’s Church, and The Abbey Buildings. Oxford is less than eight miles away. Explore the shops and restaurants of Abingdon-on-Thames, or pop in to our all-day restaurant for a coffee and bite to eat.



7.45am – Arrivals and Breakfast

8.30am – Welcome & Introductions – Sarah Howson & Marianne Whitlock, Strategic PA Network followed by panel discussion.

9.30am to 10.00am – Networking

10.00am – Carriages


Strategic PA Network formally known as Bucks, Berks and Oxon PA Network (BBO PA Network) is an active professional networking group for Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Virtual Assistants, Administrators and Office Managers who work or live in or around the Bucks, Berks & Oxon area. We are not county specific; anyone is welcome to attend! It’s about bringing together a community of Assistants where learning is at the heart of what we do. We are an all-inclusive network, who empowers each other, lifts each other up and supports each other.

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