Last night’s glittering Birmingham Post PA of the Year 2008 Award ceremony revealed a very timely winner.
Kurly Mawaha from BBC Children in Need was crowned with the title, after having been nominated by a number of colleagues and her boss.
She is PA to Monica Brown, the National Head of England, based at BBC Birmingham in the Mailbox. Kurly is passionate about her work, prides herself on creating the ‘fun factor’ and goes out of her way to bring people together who might not normally do so.
A most deserving winner in the judges eyes, Kurly’s advice for those wishing to become a PA includes ‘Plan, plan, plan ahead, strive to be better than the best and work from the premise that ‘everything can be resolved – and there is always a way forward."
Supported by Pears, Brindleyplace and Tirebucks Career Solutions, the Birmingham Post PA of the year Awards are now in their third year and aim to celebrate the outstanding achievements of those who are often the unsung heroes of many businesses.
Marc Reeves, editor of the newly relaunched Birmingham Post said: "Each year we’re staggered by the quality of entries we receive from candidates across the West Midlands, each of whom plays a significant and strategic role within their own organisations. Awards like these are vital in helping to give high profile recognition to those who wouldn’t otherwise dream of singing their own praises or sharing their achievements."
Kurly can now look forward to a holiday for 2 to North Cyprus courtesy of Anatolian Sky and a ‘Lady Penelope’ chauffeur driven limousine to the airport. Other winners at the event included the Birmingham Children’s Hospital with guests raising over £450 for the ‘Kidney Kids’ charity.