Announces Launch of Management Support Fellowship Award

Shepperton, Middlesex United Kingdom (PressExposure) May 24, 2007 --, the world’s largest online business tool and community for Executive PAs and Secretaries, today announces the launch of the 2007 Management Support Fellowship Award.

With a first prize of £10,000 plus six months of Executive PA performance coaching, the 2007 Management Support Fellowship Award is a quest to find the UK’s top management support professional. Uniquely, this is the only UK competition of its kind where the winner is determined solely based on the support they receive in a public vote from their fellow office professionals across the UK.

The contest is open to any Executive PA, secretary, office manager, virtual assistant, administrative assistant, receptionist or similar office professional currently working in the UK. Nominating is free and anyone can submit a nomination with a detailed description of why this particular candidate deserves to be rewarded with £10,000 in cash plus a host of other prizes. All nominations will be published on

Mek Rahmani, Founder and CEO of, said:

“The contribution of today’s management support professional is not always fully recognised within their organisation because of the constantly changing and diverse nature of their responsibilities. In most cases the only people who appreciate the full extent of their contributions are the management support staff themselves. Therefore, we are launching this award to celebrate and highlight the rich diversity of their contribution to UK Plc. and to get their voice heard, by letting them decide who THEY believe truly deserves this highest honour of being the “first among equals” in the UK’s management support community.”

“I am delighted to have Director as our partner for the awards. No doubt many Director readers will want to say ‘thank you’ by nominating their PA, secretary or office manager for the award. calls on all executives to thank their PA by sharing with the rest of the UK specifically how they add value to their business. Nominating them for the Management Support Fellowship Award is the ultimate way to say ‘thank you’.”

In an unprecedented collaboration, Director will promote the contest to its board-level readers through background articles and interviews.

Joanna Higgins, Group Editor of Director, said:

“As most directors will acknowledge, Executive PAs play a significant and senior role in business. The magazine is pleased to support the awards and to champion the work of executive support staff.”

The 2007 Management Support Fellowship Award will officially kick off with a launch party attended by Britain’s top management support professionals on Monday 4 June 2007 from 6.30 p.m. at the Café de Paris in London’s West End. Speakers will include Sue Bonney, Head of Taxation at KPMG.

Nominations for the 2007 Management Support Fellowship Award can be submitted now at A series of award-related events is scheduled to take place across the UK in the coming months. The winner will be announced at a red carpet event in London next year.

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Notes to Editor

Mek Rahmani is available for interviews.

For further information please contact: Adrie van der Luijt, Executive Producer, Telephone 0870 410 4033 Email

About was launched in August 2000 and currently enjoys over 400,000 visiting monthly and average page views of 25-30 per visitor, making DeskDemon the world’s largest online business tool and community specifically designed for Office Professionals, with a significant presence through it’s websites, in the UK and the US, which are the largest in their respective countries. DeskDemon has the highest penetration of the secretarial community in the UK - both online and offline. It is used as a work tool across 10’s of thousands of SMEs as well as having a strong presence in multinationals, providing mission critical and essential resources and information to enable its users to achieve tangible benefits through savings in time and cost. Around 82% of DeskDemon’s current users are within SMEs and 18% within the multinationals.


Director is a monthly business magazine for directors of UK and European organisations ranging from small, entrepreneurial ventures to the FTSE-100 organisations. The majority of its 58,000 (ABC audited) readers are members of the Institute of Directors (IoD), the prestigious Europe-wide lobbying and membership organisation for director-level individuals. The magazine has unique access and understanding of this influential group, but is editorially independent of the IoD.

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