The winners of The Caterer’s 2020 Acorn Awards have now been revealed and Abbie Livesey, Rapport’s Front of House Contract Manager for Broadgate has been listed for a prestigious award.
The Acorn Awards are known as the ‘30 under 30’ and recognise the 30 brightest prospects under 30 years old, in the hospitality industry. Winners represent every sector and are nominated by their peers for making an impression.
Abbie leads a team of 38 Rapport Ambassadors who collectively look after the Reception Services in 15 busy, multi-tenanted buildings on the largest pedestrianised neighbourhood in central London. She started her career working as a Receptionist in a city building and has quickly worked her way up to her current position, taking on roles such as Team Leader, Account Manager and Reception Services Manager, along the seven year journey.
As a leader, Abbie strives to create a sense of family, and in turn deliver the highest possible standards for clients. Her results speak for themselves, achieving extremely high staff retention levels, excellent client satisfaction, plus dedication to developing and progressing her team. As a result of her work, in 2019 Abbie and her team were awarded ‘Front of House Team of the Year’ at the Foodservice Cateys.
Abbie said: “I’m thrilled to be named as an Acorn Awards winner, because I’m genuinely passionate about the work I do and supporting the people I work with. I continually strive to push forward my career, making conscious decisions to ensure each new opportunity will help me to learn new skills and challenge me.”
In addition to her day job, Abbie also works closely with several industry organisations including the East London Business Alliance (ELBA), which helps build the connection between business and the community. She is also one of the founding members of the Women in Leadership network, Empower. Plus, most recently she championed and raised over £5,000 for the charity LandAid.
Abbie will collect her award alongside the other winners at a ceremony held later this year.