Lancashire Cricket Executive PA Julie Oldfield has been shortlisted for the 2018 North West PA of the Year Awards.
Julie has been shortlisted for two awards: The Board Level PA of the Year - North West and the Not-For-Profit PA of the Year - Greater Manchester.
As Executive Assistant to the Lancashire Cricket Executive Team, Chairman and Board, Julie is an integral part of the Club with her role involved in managing the busy schedules and administration of the five-strong Executive Team, as well as supporting the Chairman and Board Members with the efficient management of day-to-day Club business and administration.
In order to have been shortlisted for the awards, the best candidates had to demonstrate excellent communication skills and have a thorough understanding of the tools and processes required to support and foster an effective working partnership with their boss. Something Julie has in abundance.
What’s more, Julie is also an outstanding ambassador for Lancashire Cricket and Emirates Old Trafford showing professionalism whilst working for the Club, and the awards will recognise Julie’s contribution to the business as a whole and the teams she works within.
Julie, who joined the club in 2014, commented on her shortlisting saying: “I’m extremely pleased that I have been shortlisted, it was such a shock to find out that Daniel (Lancashire Cricket's Chief Executive) had nominated me. I’ve been a PA for over 20 years and I’m hugely proud of my job and the work I do. It’s so heartening to be recognised for all the work that I do.
“I feel that my job is vitally important. I make sure that the lives of the Executive Team, Chairman and the Board run smoothly through aspects such as diary management to preparing board papers.
“I want to say a big thank you to Daniel for nominating me and also good luck to all the other finalists! It’s going to be a memorable and enjoyable night!”
Lancashire Cricket's Chief Executive, Daniel Gidney, said: “As a high profile professional sports club and multi-million pound leisure and events business, we are proud of our on field and off field successes and recognition.
“However for a truly unsung hero like Julie to get recognised and shortlisted is fantastic. Businesses are successful because of great people and we are very lucky to have Julie. A perfectionist and organiser extraordinaire, Julie is highly effective and relied upon by a large number of people to ensure their worlds don’t come tumbling down. A bit like a wicket keeper, you don’t really notice how important she is as she quietly goes about her day. Not just technically proficient, Julie will always find a way to anticipate what is needed and gets it done before you need to ask.”
As a venue we couldn’t be happier for Julie and we want to wish her and the other finalists the best of luck on the awards night.
The awards ceremony is taking place on Thursday 25th October at Manchester Cathedral.
Read more about the awards: https://www.robertwalters.co.uk/manchester-pa-of-the-year/2018-shortlist.html