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Celebrating International Receptionists’ Day 2020

Celebrating International Receptionists’ Day 2020
13 May 2020

Today is International Receptionists’ Day, and a chance to praise all front-of-house reception staff in every sector.

National Receptionists' Day was first launched in 1991 in the US to celebrate the role of professional receptionists. In 2012, Rapport, the UK's leading provider of reception services, launched it in the UK, and as other countries signed up to support this initiative, International Receptionists' Day was formed.


“People can have a perception we may not be skilled, but our job encompasses such a wide variety of customer service skills along with the usual strategic thinking and communication expertise.”

–Amy Cox

Corporate Receptionist of The Year Finalist, 2020


Promoting pride and professionalism


The purpose of International Receptionists’ Day is to:


  • Foster a recognition of the importance of a receptionist's role. They are usually the first person a customer or client meets when they visit a company or hospitality business 
  • Promote pride and professionalism amongst receptionists for the important role they play within an organisation
  • Give employers an opportunity to shine a light on their receptionists and celebrate their achievements across their businesses


Corporate Receptionist of The Year Finalists Revealed


Marking today’s celebrations, the finalists for Corporate Receptionist of The Year have been announced. These are the top 10 exceptional front of house receptionists, working in the corporate sector specifically.


“I love my job and I am absolutely passionate about delivering the best experiences for our visiting guests, and whether on the phone or in person, whether for the first or for the hundredth time.”

–James Williams

Corporate Receptionist of The Year Finalist, 2020


The shortlist of 10 candidates was voted on and agreed by a panel of judges from many leading organisations, including the Dorchester Collection, JLL, Ballymore, CBRE, ISS, Portico and Rapport, as well as senior representatives from the competition’s sponsors, Condeco, Admiral Recruitment, Moneypenny and VPOD. 

You can find out more about the finalists, what the next stage of the competition holds and the prizes by clicking here

Picture: A photograph of three people behind a reception desk

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 13 May 2020


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