COFFEE BREAK with… Avril Hahn, Receptionist – London office

Coffee Break with… is a Christie & Co series showcasing the brilliance, expertise, and diversity of our network of over 200 employees.

Avril Hahn

When did you join Christie & Co?
1st August 2022 – over 1 year ago!

Where were you when you accepted your role at Christie & Co?
On a shift at Z Hotels (my previous job).

What was your first job?
A lifeguard for GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited).

In a couple of sentences, can you tell us a bit about your job at Christie & Co?
I work with Maria Diez to run and organise the reception in head office. We organise courier service, order supplies i.e. fruit, lunch for meetings, answering emails and phone calls from customers and welcoming external clients on a daily basis.

What’s your favourite thing about Christie & Co?
The people, like a second family.

What’s been the biggest challenge of your career so far?
Trying to remember everyone’s names and faces.

Who in your industry do you feel most inspired by?
Maria, she is the best teacher (we also have a lot in common which is lovely).

Tell us a bit about your life outside work – what are your hobbies?
Going to concerts (I am a big music lover), I also like to socialise with friends, and I enjoy card and board games and travelling.

What’s your hometown? Where do you live now?
Born and live in Gants Hill which is in Essex, though I am half Irish and half English.

Where’s the best place you’ve been on holiday?
Austria – I have been over 10 times!

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Facetiming without headphones, especially on public transport.

If you could live and work in any city? Where would you go?
This is a hard one, I think Australia or New York.

What’s your social media platform of choice?

What’s your favourite movie quote?
“You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!” – The Italian job. (yes I’m young but it’s a classic film)

What’s your favourite film?
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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