Welcome to September's Smart News!
Another summer has come and gone! It’s been a great few months at SmartPA, topped off with the launch of our Training Academy's online learning. The days might be getting shorter (and colder) but there's no slowing down at SmartPA. We’re now gearing up for the launch of more exciting new technology and continuing our international development in the Middle East.
Meet the SmartPA team...
Tell us about yourself...
I’m an outgoing work/play/think-aholic maverick who believes anything is possible and that “NO” should be taken out of the dictionary. I am impatient and demanding but also reasonable and fair. I love to challenge, ask questions, debate, laugh and I love people.
What do you love most about your job?
Its diversity. I enjoy working with governments, policy makers and our wonderful partners who are helping shape our future and embody the core essence of who we are. I also love learning new things every day and finding out about what makes people tick.
This is such an exciting time to be associated with SmartPA. We’re continuing our international expansion in the Middle East and launching several new technology products, whilst developing the Training Academy. Watch this space!
Top Business Tip
A chairman from a previous post passed this on to me…‘the man who doesn’t know what he doesn’t know, is a dangerous man in business’. Once you think it through, it makes sense and adds great value to your business strategy and decision making.
I have so many! LBJ for delivering the Civil Rights Act and making the hardest, bravest decision an American could make for black America. Nelson Mandela for smiling in the face of adversity, then forgiving. David Bowie for educating a very young me and opening up a whole new world of pop art and intrigue.
We couldn’t pass September without mentioning the Scottish Independence vote (18th September 2014). SmartPA are proud to be a successful Scottish company but we are also a global business. We believe in having the best of both worlds.
Whatever the outcome of the vote, we will continue to grow and remain at the forefront of the PA, secretarial and administrative sector.
Last month we launched SmartPA E-Learning and have already had a great response to it. Join the learning revolution now!
Our Autumn/Winter social calendar is starting to build up – pop these dates in your diary and come meet us!
- LAW 2014 (23rd, 24th & 25th September)
- BFA Franchise Exhibition Birmingham (3rd & 4th October)
- Office 2014 (7th & 8th October)
To arrange a one-to-one at any of these events, please contact us.