Awarding And Celebrating Excellence In Scotland – ACES 2018

2018 sees the 11th Annual Scottish Conference and Award for Executive Secretaries: ACES – Awarding and Celebrating Excellence in Scotland taking place on 24th August at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel next to Edinburgh Airport.

ACES is the conference and awards ceremony for PAs, EAs, Office Managers and office support professionals in Scotland. It’s a conference, exhibition and award providing a one-stop-shop for learning, development, knowledge sharing and networking.

Nominations Are Now Open For The Scottish PA Of The Year Award 2018

aces logoThis award aims to recognise the hard work and dedication of a PA/EA/office professional who continually strives for excellence and goes beyond the call of duty within their position. We want to hear from a wide range of entrants covering a variety of sectors and expertise. The nomination should include examples of outstanding work and proven results.

Who can enter?
Entry is free and open to all Personal Assistants, Executive Secretaries and office professionals working in Scotland. You can nominate your PA or EA, a colleague or yourself.

How to enter
Simply download and complete the entry form and return it by email to

Entry deadline
Entries must be received by no later than Friday 13th July 2018.

aces 2018At the conclusion of the day’s conference and training, delegates will take part in a live vote to choose the winner of the 11th Annual Scottish PA of the Year Award.

Judges will already have selected three finalists from the nominations received and information about them will be available to delegates. Delegates will be able to relax and toast the winner and runners up with a sparkling wine reception as the vote and awards take place.

Further details at:


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh International Airport,
EH28 8LL


0830-0920 Registration and Refreshments
0920-0925 Chair’s Opening Remarks
Joan Serafini, Managing Director, Equator Events and Public Affairs
0925-0930 Welcome Address from DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Session One – Professional Development I
0930-0950 Keynote Address
Lynne Cadenhead, Visiting Professor in Governance and Enterprise – Edinburgh Napier University, Chair – Women’s Enterprise Scotland
0950-1000 Question and Answer Session
1000-1040 Practical Skills Development 1 – Excel
John Cowie, Director and Chief Consultant, JEMCO
1040-1110 Refreshment Break
Session Two – Professional Development II
1110-1150 Practical Skills Development 2 – Word 2016
Kay Williams, Consultant, Elite Training & Consultancy
1150-1230 Practical Skills Development 3 – PowerPoint
1230-1310 Practical Skills Development 4 – Outlook
Cameron Foy, Senior Consultant, Eident IT Training
1310-1410 Lunch and Exhibition
1410-1415 Chair’s Welcome Back
Session Three – Personal Development
1415-1445 Developing Skills in Assertiveness and Conflict Management
1445-1455 Question and Answer Session
1455-1525 Powerful Motivation and Creative Thinking 
1525-1535 Question and Answer Session
1535-1540 Chair’s Closing Remarks
1540-1600 Scottish PA of the Year – Live Vote and Award
1600 Close

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