Charmian graduated from the University of Kent and worked as a PA for a few years in the City before moving into PR and Marketing. The PA Club, founded by Charmian and her husband, Michael, began in 2006 with a single small event for senior PAs based in Canary Wharf. Within weeks of that first event, word had spread and membership had doubled. They began to arrange events further afield, first in the City and then the West End. The rest, as they say, is history and for over 10 years The PA Club has been supporting senior PAs and EAs in their role by building up a dynamic network of like-minded professionals, and providing regular opportunities for Club members to meet. The Club also arranges training days and fam trips and 2016 saw the launch of The Ask Abbie Show, which brings together a range of suppliers and a powerful programme of seminars, allowing members to expand their network of connections and add to their professional development, in one place and on one day.