South Tyneside-based Restaurant Design Associates (RDA) has welcomed Olivia Rose Gatens to the company.

Gatens, who lives in Washington, is responsible for managing the office environment, meeting and greeting visitors, and carrying out PA duties for the directors.

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Prior to joining RDA, Gatens worked as a dental nurse and receptionist for 8 years, and has built extensive experience in a range of administrative tasks within busy dental practices, including diary management, organising appointments and recording minutes, as well as assisting the practice manager with daily duties and handling patient queries.

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She said: “I recently completed a qualification in Business Administration as for a while now I have been eager to pursue a career within administration.

“I have been very impressed with previous projects RDA has been a part of. It has an impressive list of clients and I was particularly drawn to the forward thinking, welcoming team it has.”

MD Roy Addyman said: “We’re delighted to welcome Olivia as the newest addition to our team.

“Her excellent communication and organisational skills have been clear from the outset and she will be a key asset in our busy office environment as our client list continues to grow.”