Judges announced for Receptionist of the Year Award

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With nominations now closed for Receptionist of the Year, we are delighted to announce our Independent Judges for this award….Denise Oyston and Sharon Newey.


Denise and Sharon will now begin the painstaking task of sifting through the numerous applications to consider the relative merits of each before advising of their Top Two Receptionists.



Denise Oyston enjoyed a highly successful 27-year career as a sales and marketing director in the Pharmaceutical industry.

Having set up several specialist sales divisions and masterminding the launch of 3 million dollar products, Denise decided it was time to explore new ventures, setting up her own sales and marketing company, Super Fast Recruitment, specialise in helping recruitment and staffing organisations globally to attract candidates, clients and talent, through their online training programmes and service delivery.

Denise is a ghost writer for many well-known names in the recruitment sector.



Sharon Newey had a fast track career in sales, marketing and learning and development, with one claim to fame being that she was the number one sales representative for Viagra in the United Kingdom! Yes, that’s true.

After many successful years, as a senior leader of multiple sales teams, Sharon was then asked to train sales representatives and leaders which she did successfully for several years.  In a similar vein to Denise, Sharon eventually decided it was time to branch out on her own. It was then that she became an executive coach and trainer and launched her own successful training and marketing company, nearly fifteen years ago.

Coaching, training and consulting at commercial director level, with the likes of Mars, Adelphi, Booking.Com, the NHS and multiple recruitment and search firms.



“The number of nominations has surpassed all expectations. We are delighted and it clearly has backed up our belief that Receptionists deserve the recognition,”Director Mark Woffenden explained.

“We are delighted that Denise and Sharon have agreed to be involved with the judging of this Award,”Woffenden added. “Impartiality is critical to the future of this Award and we know that Denise and Sharon as well as being experienced Professionals in their field  have considerable experience of dealing with Receptionists, particularly in their early careers in Medical field Sales, so they are well equipped in spotting a good receptionist when they see one.”

The winner and runner-up will be announced on Friday 16th June 2017.


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About the Author:

Mark Woffenden is a Director of Lucy Walker Recruitment, leading North of England commercial recruiter. Mark has over 18 years experience in the sector and is heavily involved in the finance, marketing and strategy of the business.