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The top 10 exceptional front of house receptionists working in the corporate sector for 2023 are announced.

The shortlist of 10 candidates was voted on and agreed by a panel of judges from leading organisations including Amplify, On-Verve, Rapport Guest Services and Riverstone. Judita Poceviciute, Corporate Receptionist of the Year winner from 2022 and senior representatives from the competition’s partners, Moneypenny, Proinsight, Search and Vpod were also on the panel. Head Judge, overseeing the panel was Derek Williams, Founder of The WOW! Awards.

The Finalists For 2023

Candidates are listed alphabetically by surname.


Jamie Alves

Client site: Deutsche Bank
Company: Portico

"We should always be proactive in engaging our customers and making them feel better by the time they leave. Every one that has a smile on their face will never forget you."


Laura-Marie Bruce

Client Site: PricewaterhouseCoopers
Company: Portico

"I’m not ‘Just a Receptionist’ – I’m an asset to the company I work for. I am grateful and proud of who I am and the job I perform, day in, day out."


Joshua Harris

Client Site: Ashby Capital/BNP Paribas
Company: Lexington Reception Services

“I put my all into my work and I am always ready to go the extra mile for my team and my clients."


Fara Painter

Client Site: Legal & General
Company: OnVerve

"I want to show the world that it doesn’t matter where you are from or what limitations you think you may have, everything is achievable if you work hard and are kind to others."


Jessica Petrie

Client Site: Allianz Global Investors
Company: Livv Workplace

"I try my very best every single day to make sure everyone in the office is happy and satisfied, this includes helping others regardless of the task."


Oranelis Riobueno

Client Site: Private Equity Firm
Company: Rapport Guest Services

"I always look for ways to learn new things, committing myself to my team and organisation, and always performing at my best."


Eduardo Salazar Escalier

Client Site: Springer Nature
Company: Livv Workplace

"I represent the core values of the company I work for, as well as the customers and the employees that I meet every day, and it makes me very happy being able to help."


Julie Sharplin

Client Site: Workman LLP
Company: Just Reception

"Being a receptionist is not just a job for me, but it is my whole life."


Andre Silva

Client Site: Knight Frank
Company: Office Concierge

"I am always smiling and have a genuine smiley face, which works in favour of a great first impression."


Shannon Sullivan

Client Site: Addleshaw Goddard
Company: Rapport Guest Services

"I have realised that being a receptionist is what I am destined to do and exactly where I am meant to be."


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