Multi-award winning guest services provider, Rapport, is supporting the 2017 National Receptionists’ Day today (10th May), with a range of activities and initiatives.
National Receptionists’ Day first launched in 1991 in the US to celebrate the role of professional receptionists and is now an internationally recognised day to acknowledge and appreciate all the things that this role does for an organisation. The purpose of National Receptionists’ Day is to:
- Recognise the importance of the receptionist’s role. They are usually the first person a guest or client meets when they visit a company.
- Promote pride and professionalism amongst receptionists for the essential role they hold within an organisation.
- Give receptionists an opportunity to share stories and link up with other colleagues. Each year National Receptionists’ Day grows and is now celebrated on the second Wednesday in May by companies across the globe including the US, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Rapport is proud to be the lead sponsor of National Receptionists’ Day in the UK and the business works with the event founders to help promote this special day across both the hotel and corporate worlds. There is a dedicated website - www.nationalreceptionistsday.com - which highlights a range of interactive elements for teams that want to take part, making it a fun and engaging day for all.
Rapport will be hosting competitions to submit memorable reception moments, a best team photo competition and comic strip, with some great prizes on offer. Managers will be embracing going ‘back to the front’, working as receptionists for the day alongside reception teams across the UK and Ireland.
This year Rapport will be supporting the disability charity Scope, which provides support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year and raises awareness about disability. A raffle with fantastic prizes will be launched on National Receptionists’ Day and held throughout May, with all the donations being given to Scope. A representative from the charity will be presenting at one of Rapport’s client sites to raise awareness about the valuable work they do, and to provide information on how Rapport might best assist guests, clients and/or colleagues who have a disability.
Greg Mace, Managing Director of Rapport said; “National Receptionists’ Day is the perfect way to celebrate the work of dedicated receptionists all over the world and we’re delighted to be leading the way in the UK.
“Supporting this initiative is an opportunity for us to celebrate the great work receptionists do and to raise their profile within our operations and throughout the UK. We hope that every single receptionist who takes part will feel proud – they are truly exceptional people.”
For more information contact:
UK Communications Team
Compass Group UK & Ireland
01895 554 999