In total there were ten shortlisted finalists who worked at a range of major law firms, professional services companies, banks, media and high-profile landmark city buildings.
The overall winner was Kitija Lace, who works for Rapport at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She was delighted to receive the award and commented “This is amazing and a great honour but I couldn’t have done it without the support of my whole team”. Her manager Priscilla Richardson added “Kitija views the reception as a stage, and is always excited to excel on it, – she thoroughly deserved this award.”
The event was held at Nomura in central London, where guests enjoyed a fantastic champagne reception. Host for the evening, Greg Mace, Managing Director, Rapport and the driving force behind the award addressed the 150 strong audience.
“We were overwhelmed with the volume and high standard of applications for the inaugural Corporate Receptionist Year of the Award. The event was a great opportunity to celebrate the fantastic receptionists working in the corporate front of house sector and showcase the exciting and rewarding career opportunities available. I am so pleased to see corporate receptionists getting the recognition they deserve”, Greg added.