PA at Meadow Feeds Paarl bags coveted PA of the Year Award
Sharon Künnemann, PA to Tiaan Auret Chief Operating Officer, Meadow Feeds Paarl, received the prestigious title of South Africa’s PA of the Year® 2018 on Secretaries Day at a function organized by the Professional Association for Secretaries and Admin Assistants of South Africa (PAFSA) held at Sun International Sun Arena, Menlyn Maine.
On receiving the title Sharon said: “Thank you to our phenomenal association, PAFSA, and the team for your unconditional belief in our profession! I am most grateful and honoured by the love and recognition I received on winning this amazing title. PAFSA has afforded me a platform so priceless which I plan to use to empower wherever I go. Our profession is evolving and I am extremely excited to be a part of this amazing journey that starts today! Always remember – Education is Power but Recognition Empowers.”
On hearing the news, her boss, Tiaan Auret said: “I know that Sharon is the best PA South Africa, but now it has been officially confirmed! I am very proud of her and wish her to enjoy every single moment of this tremendous achievement! I also take the opportunity to thank her for everything she does for the Meadow Feeds team. Now our tagline needs to be “Meadow Feeds – more than just feed” AND “Sharon Künnemann – more than just a PA”.
Organisers of the Award say that this recognition is critical both for the incumbents of any profession, as well as for the profession itself. Any profession, and the secretarial one is no different, enjoys and benefits of being recognized for the role it plays in the market space, but the professionals themselves benefit far more from the recognition and praise because they will ensure the survival of that profession and its evolution.
In South Africa, the PA of the Year Award clearly sets standards; raises standards and elevates the excellence bar of the secretarial and Admin profession.
“For the past 13 years, we have witnessed the profession’s evolution first hand, and we have showcased the exemplars to the marketplace. This year’s six finalists are awesome PAs, boasting an impressive warehouse of skills. We congratulate all six and salute the titlebearer for 2018, Sharon Künnemann.”
PAFSA thanks the Platinum sponsors Office National and Sun Arena Sun Time Square Menlyn Maine who made it all possible as well as all the various sponsors and prizegivers: Avianto, Avis, Bakwena Spa, Beyond Teambuilding, Bidvest Prestige, Bidvest Steiner, Biomedical, Black Rock, Capital Hotels, Casa Toscana, Champagne Sports Resort, De Hoek, Diana Carmichael, Dior, Faircity Hotels, Gary Rom Hairdressers, Girlfriends’ Guide to Luxe, Hands On Treatment, Holiday Inn, Hotel Amenities Supplies, Image Makers, Intundla, Joburg Conferences, La Dolce Vita, La Wiida, Legend Lodges, Leriba, Mariott Hotels, MjunXtion, Mongena Game Lodge, Monte De Dios, Orion Hotels, Penta Group, Pumula, Rennies, The Blades, The Lakes, Woodlands Country Lodge, Woodlands Spa, Zelnerie - Dynanix