8th Annual Conference and Award for Executive Secretaries and PAs in Scotland
ACES Lead Partner
Founded in 1946, Brook Street has grown to become one of the UK’s leading agencies for temporary and permanent recruitment. As we celebrate our 70th anniversary, we’re pleased to have maintained the company values as when we were founded – to provide quality local recruitment services to clients and candidates alike. Whether it’s for last-minute temporary cover or something more long-term, with a network of local branches across the UK, our highly personalised service ensures we always find the right person for the right job.
ACES Venue Sponsor
Two stunning city centre hotels provide the ideal location for an important business meeting or stylish weekend break. From intimate places to grand spaces, The George and The Grand Central cater for every occasion. We provide the best meeting, training and conference service that ensures your occasion is as inspirational as its is unforgettable, whether it is fot ten guests or five hundred.
ACES AV Sponsor
In an industry that’s ever-changing, one thing has remained constant for over 70 years. Family has always been the heart of their business, and the third generation of Camerons is now at the helm.
Their mission is simple. They are here to connect their clients’ ideas with their audiences through extraordinary events. And they’re constantly evolving with the times to communicate these ideas in new and exciting ways.
From the big idea to the finishing touches, and everything in-between, they provide the creative spark to take your message further – and the experienced team to make it all happen.
They are an events company with imagination and innovation at their core, connecting ideas and creating unforgettable experiences. They push boundaries to banish the bland, draw a crowd, and transcend expectations. Whether it’s killer content, spectacular sound & lighting or cutting-edge technology, they've got the vision to excite and the experience to deliver. No project is too ambitious—if you can think it, they can make it happen.
ACES Award and Promotional Materials Sponsor
Recognition Express has been leading the way in corporate recognition since 1979. Across Europe our products have been instrumental in maximising the impact of many household names. So, whether you are a large international corporation or a small, local charity, you'll benefit from a supplier that can help increase your exposure, with an individually tailored solution.
ACES Supporter and Exhibitor
THE PA EXCHANGE creates a 'concierge' style service. Focusing on the quality and collective knowledge of the membership and personal recommendations. PA Exchange members are part of a virtual email forum. If for example, you needed to find a Hotel which had conference and accommodation facilities for 250 people and a car park, you could e-mail this question through to The PA Exchange.
This request would then be circulated amongst all the members who could then respond with their ideas and recommendations or by a PA Exchange venue/hotel who could offer the suitable conference facilities that the initial member had requested. It's that SIMPLE - no longer do you need to waste time phoning companies, venues or hotels or looking through telephone directories or trawling through the internet. One click of the button and THE PA EXCHANGE will help you find it. www.thepaexchange.co.uk
ACES Official Photographer/Exhibitor
I'm a freelance photographer based in Glasgow, working throughout the UK. I specialise in reportage photography that tells stories for press, social media, marketing materials and websites. I shoot events, portraits, weddings and corporate/commercial work, with a strong focus on natural, flattering pictures.
ACES supports Jeans for Genes
Improving the lives of those affected by a Genetic Disorder
Genetic Disorders UK is the national charity working to improve the lives of individuals and families living with a genetic disorder. We do this by providing resources and support directly to those affected, and to the charities and patient groups dedicated to a single genetic disorder or related group of genetic disorders.
It is our mission to raise the profile and promote understanding of genetic disorders among the general public, which we do through our one-day fundraising event, Jeans for Genes Day.
Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder.
Monies raised on Jeans for Genes Day fund the work of the charity and provide grants to organisations for projects that aim to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders.
We will be encouraging all of our delegates at ACES 2020 to wear their jeans or something denim and make a donation at the Jeans for Genes exhibition stand on the day. Please help support this fantastic cause.
To find out more about Jeans for Genes and how your donations can help, go to www.jeansforgenesday.org.
The Technology & Innovation Centre is the University of Strathclyde's world-class research hub, transforming collaboration between academia, industry and the public sector and tackling challenges in energy, manufacturing, future cities and health.
You’ll find us right in the heart of the city, just a few minutes from key transport hubs. We’ve invested £11m in flexible, state-of-the-art conferencing and event facilities, which include:
- Main Auditorium seating 450 - subdivides into two theatres seating 300/150 or three theatres seating 150
- a further tiered auditorium seating 150
- 10 flat-floored, flexible conference rooms seating 20-80
- interconnected foyer spaces with natural daylight and contemporary furnishings: ideal for catering networking and exhibitions
Our friendly and experienced Conferencing team will help you make the most of our facilities:
- state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment in all room
- dedicated support from on-site technicians
- fast, free and reliable WiFi
- flexible in-house catering options offering excellent value for money
As Scotland’s top residential meeting venue, The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre combines the quality and standards of a four star hotel with the service and focus of a Conference Centre of Excellence.
Situated on the banks of the River Clyde, near Glasgow, The Beardmore is the national public sector conference centre and also hosts meetings for commercial companies, charities and clubs.
Their unique facility is particularly suitable for healthcare conferences and meetings which can be enriched by their ability to stream live surgical procedures from the Golden Jubilee National Hospital and by using the clinical skills facilities at The Beardmore Centre for Health Science.
Voted Scottish Conference Hotel of the Year 2011, all rooms are spacious and comfortable and come with an Apple iMac to meet business or leisure needs.
Less than one minutes walk from Glasgow International Airport, the hotel is the closest to departures and so is perfect for getting a good nights rest before an early morning flight.
The Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport is the ideal choice of hotel, whether you’re travelling for business or you want to experience Glasgow’s brilliant shopping, nightlife and numerous attractions.
We’re also right beside the M8 motorway, so it couldn’t be easier to reach other major tourist attractions such as bonnie Loch Lomond, the dramatic mountains of The Trossachs and, further afield, Edinburgh’s shopping and sights. It’s also easy to reach the immaculate golf courses of Troon and Ayrshire from our Glasgow Airport Holiday Inn.
Corporate Business travellers appreciate our convenient Meetings & Events Facility, which offers a great range of services.
The Molton Brown story began in 1973 in a groundbreaking hair salon in London’s Mayfair. The salon was renowned for its totally natural, no-chemical philosophy and ethical haircare line. Early products were hand mixed from herbs and plant extracts; and were sold in hand-filled glass bottles.
Since its conception, the philosophy remains unchanged. Molton Brown products are still inspired and created through unexpected combinations of natural elements and its creativity, to constantly surprise and delight. From black peppercorns to kaffir lime leaves, each product fuses natural science with exotic ingredients from around the globe
Chocolate Parties, Chocolate Kids Workshops, Ladies Chocolate and Prosecco Afternoons, Corporate Events, Mobile Chocolate Catering
Getting Gooey runs yummy workshops in making chocolate. Everyone, from 4 years old upwards is welcome to make their very own chocolate treat to take away with them in their personally designed and crafted bag. Can you keep your chocolate long enough to take it home?
The chocolate making workshops last for around an hour, and handily, are available seven days a week between 9a.m and 9p.m so it should be possible for even the busiest family to fit something different in to their schedule. Pre-booking is essential, and easily navigated from the Getting Gooey web site.
Transport for Edinburgh brings together Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams and is here to help you save money, access greener travel and get you to work and meetings on time.
It recently launched its new business guide to Transport for Edinburgh, which can be found at www.tfebusiness.com. Here you'll find details of tickets, timetables and useful downloads for you and your colleagues.
ACES Exhibitors (variety of stalls)
Edinburgh Pop-Up Events was established in 2012 by Lindsay Blakemore and Sam Miller. After taking part in various arts and crafts events we decided to set-up a company to create events in new venues, to provide new sales opportunities for ourselves and the network of amazingly talented people we had come across.
PA Life is the UK's leading title for personal and executive assistants and is a finalist in the PPA Awards 2014 as Publishing Innovator of the Year.
The magazine is published by Forum Events Media, a division of Forum Events, the organiser of the highly successful EXECSec Summit. Each issue contains insightful articles that give PAs the tools they need to progress within their profession. The magazine has a wide remit, covering personal growth, professional development, technology and training, as well as featuring interviews with established PAs who shares their tips for success, plus a guest column from an industry insider, fashion advice for the working woman and business book reviews.
The portfolio also includes weekly e-newsletters featuring great competitions, surveys and other news of specific interest to office admin professionals. The PA Life website is where savvy PAs meet online to exchange ideas that are indispensable to their working lives. A directory is also available, providing PAs with a vital tool for booking accommodation and meetings space.
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Executive Secretary is the industry's leading publication for Assistants globally. Subscribing to Executive Secretary is not like purchasing a normal magazine. There is no advertising, fluffy information or venue features. It is world class training in a magazine format. We take huge pride in delivering the training that Assistants need in order to keep their skills up to date from some of the world's top trainers - as recommended by your peers. And at such a cost effective price that your businesses can't say no. Come and see what we do at www.executivesecretary.com To hear more about subscribing contact Rachael King at email@example.com
Founder & CEO, Lucy Brazier is the leading expert globally on the role of Assistant. She campaigns tirelessly for increased recognition of the profession and more training investment for Administrative Professionals. Lucy spoke at/chaired 173 events in 2014 and is not slowing down in 2015. Her continuous roadshow ensures that we have our finger on the pulse when it comes to understanding what training and development you need.
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The role of the PA is in a state of flux and evolution. For the first time in their history, Assistants are starting to get the recognition that they deserve as strategic business partners and not just as a support mechanism. That's why events like ACES are so important. They celebrate and recognise the role and its importance while encouraging Assistants to take control of their personal development, and drive their own career agendas.