The finalists are chosen for contest

THE search for the best Yorkshire PA is closer to finding a winner.

A shortlist has now been chosen for the Yorkshire PA of the Year Awards 2011.

Judges David Kanarens, general manager of The Queens Hotel in Leeds, Deborah Green, Marketing Leeds' chief executive, and Diane Marshman, regional co-ordinator of the Institute of Personal Administrators in Yorkshire, shortlisted 10 nominees to go to the final. The winner will be announced on February 10.

The shortlisted PAs for Yorkshire PA of the Year are Georgina Cottam (BDO), Rachel Firth (Skills for Care), Wendy Bussey (Addleshaw Goddard), Rachel Sherbourne (PwC), Clare Fraine (Chamber of Commerce), Denise Cole (nPower), Marion Lowrence (Yorkshire Universities), Cathy Newboult (Lupton Fawcett), Michelle Baines (7 Solicitors LLP) and Maddie Smith (Northern Gas plc).