Greg Mace, managing director of Rapport, the driving force behind this annual award, says that it was launched to showcase brilliant receptionists in the corporate world.
“We’re delighted to support an award which celebrates and shines a light on the essential work of corporate receptionists.
It's fantastic to have the support of ThisWeekInFM for the 2020 award. With their unrivalled reach with FM professionals, we hope they will be inspired to put forward their own brilliant receptionists for this prestigious award."
– Joanna Swash
Managing Director, Moneypenny
For many years there have been awards to recognise front of house staff working in hotels. However, with more and more of these outstanding individuals moving over to the corporate world, attracted by higher salaries, a better work-life balance and the opportunity to build a rewarding career in some of the most fantastic organisations in the world, it was the right time to create an opportunity to recognise and celebrate these talented people.
So, in 2019, a new award for Corporate Receptionist of the Year was first launched with huge success.
This award is aimed at any professional front of house receptionist who is working in a recognised corporate office, providing reception services to visiting clients and guests.
Applicants must download an application form which will ask a number of questions, and also upload a short 60-second video clip of themselves. There is then a section where the applicant’s manager must endorse them. These entries will then be assessed by an eminent panel of judges who will shortlist ten people for interviews and face-to-face role plays to decide the overall winner.