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Why?

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.

Key Dates

13th January 2020
Launch of the 2020 competition

28th February 2020
Entries deadline

28th March 2020
Shortlist announced

During April 2019 (date to be advised)
Finalists interviews

13th May 2020 – The Awards Event
Coinciding with International Receptionists’ Day.

17th – 21st June 2020
Winners Trip to New York

Who is this award aimed at?

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. 

The Competition

Applicants must download an application form which will ask a number of questions, and also upload a short video clip of no more than 45 seconds or 100MB 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 10 people for interviews and face to face role plays to decide the overall winner.

The Prizes

All finalists will receive a complimentary place on the one-day, Condeco Certified Professional (CCP) – Front of House training course.

As well as the trophy and title of Corporate Receptionist of The Year, the winner will receive the following prizes to be presented at a special awards event on International Receptionists’ Day, Wednesday 13th May 2020.

The trophy

trophy

New York!

A fully hosted five-day trip to New York which includes the opportunity to visit a number of exciting and prestigious Corporate Offices in New York, including the Rockefeller Center, plus leisure time each day. The prize includes return flights and Hotel accommodation and most meals. Please note this prize is to be taken between the 17th and 21st June 2020.

Dinner for two

Dinner for two at a leading Michelin-starred Restaurant in London.

Leadership Development

Two full day Leadership Development Programmes.

Other prizes

Other prizes by the sponsors will be announced.

The Judges

Overseeing the judges will once again be Paula McMinn, Customer Service Facilitator and Programme Lead at the Dorchester Collection Academy. The academy offers bespoke learning programmes focused on customer service and inspirational leadership for aspirational brands.

She is a former winner of the UK Hotel Receptionist of the Year competition in 2015 when she was working at the Savoy Hotel and went on to win the International Receptionist of The Year award triumphing over representatives from countries around the world.  She has an excellent understanding of what makes a great receptionist having also served on the judging panel for the Hotel Receptionist of the Year and brings this experience to bear to ensure the Corporate Receptionist of the Year competition mirrors the high standards and integrity of the Hotel version of the awards.

Joining Paula on the judging panel will once again be an experienced team of senior executives who all have significant experience in the corporate sector. They are drawn from some of the leading front of house outsourcing companies in the marketplace, as well as front of house leaders from a number of prestigious organisations that are run independently, as well as representatives from our sponsors.

Enter today and celebrate a winning smile!