You are cordially invited to attend Strategic PA Network’s FACE TO FACE event at The Randolph Hotel on Thursday, 18th May, 2023 at 6.00pm.

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

In this session, Lucy Brazier looks at the role past, present and future to explain why it has developed how it has. She explores the opportunities that this creates for you to become a true Business Partner to your Executive including developing the partnership, setting the ground rules, communication, adapting to style & maintaining a great partnership.

Lucy will be touching upon many topics including AI, operating strategically with your Executive, The Chief of Staff Position, delivering Return on Investment and future proofing your skillset to ensure you are a high performing Business support professional, being the best you can be.



Lucy Brazier OBE | CEO | Marcham Publishing, International Speaker & Thought Leader

Lucy Brazier is one of the world’s leading authorities on the administrative profession.
As CEO of Marcham Publishing, specialist publishers of Executive Support Magazine – a global training magazine dedicated to the professional development needs of senior and aspiring administrative professionals – Lucy Brazier OBE works with the best trainers of Executive Assistants from around the world to deliver the most up to date and current training in the market.

Her passion is for the Assistant role to be truly recognised as a career and not just a job. Her formidable training expertise and speaking style have given her opportunities to train, present and emcee events in over 50 countries at over 450 events including Chairing the 2015 World Administrator Summit in Papua New Guinea and co-facilitating the same event in Frankfurt in 2018 and online in 2020.

This has created much-needed discussions ranging from encouraging Executive Assistants to work towards becoming centres of excellence within their companies, to explaining why college students should see the Assistant role as a proper profession with a career path. The work being conducted worldwide on career paths, job titles & education for Assistants is one of her key drivers and she is working with some of the most recognisable companies on the planet to consult on restructuring and training their Business Support functions.

Lucy has a unique overview of the role and where it is heading. With access to the most forward-thinking, passionate and knowledgeable trainers and administrative business leaders in the world as well as personally meeting and speaking to literally thousands of Assistants for more than a decade, Lucy’s knowledge of the market and what Assistants all over the world are facing on a day-to-day basis are second to none.

Lucy’s awards include an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021 for services to office professionals. She has also received an Honorary Fellowship to the Institute of Administrative Management (2018), the YPA Special Award ‘International Ambassador for the PA Profession’ (2016) & ‘PA Contributor of the Year Award’ by Office* Show (2015)

The magazine has been a finalist in the PPA Business Magazine of the Year Award, the PPA Media Brand of the Year Award and the PA-Assist Members Awards.

Lucy has worked in publishing for over 30 years. She has previously worked as a Publishing Director for Wilmington PLC as well as for EMAP, The Times, The Independent, Centaur Communications and Glass’s Guide.

Our esteemed panel of Business Support Professionals will be spotlighted on LinkedIn over the coming weeks.




Graduate Oxford Lobby looking toward The Alice

Nestled within the University of Oxford and its iconic colleges, The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels pays homage to the university’s storied innovators and alumni, including Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll and famed playwright and poet Oscar Wilde.

From handcrafted odes to collegiate shields hanging above the front desk to custom guest room wallpaper inspired by the city’s native flowers and birds, even the smallest details pay homage to what came before.

Just steps from Oxford’s best cultural and historic sites, this landmark hotel is perfect for history lovers, locals and city-dwellers seeking a much-needed getaway.

The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels is more than just a place to stay, it’s part of the stories yet to be written. Start your next chapter now.




6.00pm to 6.45pm – Informal Networking and The Randolph Hotel show arounds

6.45pm to 6.50pm – Welcome & Introductions – Sarah Howson & Marianne Whitlock, Strategic PA Network

6.50pm to 7.00pm – Hotel Welcome – Giovanna Orru

7.00pm to 8.00pm – Lucy Brazier OBE

8.00pm to 8.45pm – Open discussion with esteemed Strategic PA Network Panel

8.45pm to 9pm – Informal Networking

9pm – 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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