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Rapport to Celebrate International Receptionists’ Day (Wednesday 10 May)

03 May 2018 / by Compass Group PLC (author) / Chertsey
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Rapport, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s guest services business, is proudly championing International Receptionists' Day which is celebrated on the second Wednesday in May each year and in 2018 falls on Wednesday 10th May.


With more and more countries around the world celebrating Receptionists’ Day, a new website has been unveiled reflecting the international nature of this annual event - www.internationalreceptionistsday.com 


Multi award-winning guest services provider, Rapport is pleased to continue as lead sponsor and is organising a range of activities and initiatives open to all. International Receptionists’ Day is also supported by the AICR, which is an association of Front of House managers of five-star hotels around the world. 


Receptionists’ Day was first launched in 1991 in the US to celebrate the role of professional receptionists. The purpose of International Receptionists’ Day is to:

  • Recognise the importance of the receptionist’s role. Usually the first person a guest or client meets when they visit a company or hotel - the receptionist creates that all important first impression and is integral to the guest experience.
  • 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 the initiative grows and is celebrated by companies across the globe. 


Various initiatives will be hosted with some great prizes on offer. These include ‘Reception Heroes’, where employees share a story of how their receptionist colleague has done something exceptional during the course of their work. In addition, there will be a caption competition and other ways to get involved.


At Rapport, all the Directors and head office managers will be embracing going ‘back to the front’, working as receptionists for the day alongside reception teams across the UK and Ireland, USA and Hong Kong. 


Greg Mace, Managing Director of Rapport said: “International 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. Supporting this initiative is an opportunity for us to celebrate the great work receptionists do and to raise their profile within our operations. We hope that every single receptionist who takes part will feel proud – they are truly exceptional people.”         


For more information, visit www.rapportservice.com.       

Compass Group PLC


Compass Group PLC

Compass Group PLC is a British multinational contract foodservice, cleaning, property management and support services company headquartered at Compass House in Chertsey, Surrey. It is the largest contract foodservice company in the world and has operations in 50 countries. It serves around 5.5 billion meals a year in locations including offices and factories, schools, universities, hospitals, major sports and cultural venues, mining camps, correctional (prison) facilities and offshore oil platforms. Compass Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It is also a Fortune Global 500 company. Discover more at www.compass-group.co.uk

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