Wonderful feedback!

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“Finally thanks for providing a great service and all your help my patients often remark on how courteous and helpful our reception staff are and are often a little upset when they realise that your not here! Great service long may it continue!” – Podiatrist in Cleveland

Call Answering for Private Practices

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The cost of losing out on new business can affect your company dramatically during these economic times, and an outsourced reception is one of the most efficient ways to help prevent this. If a new enquiry were to call your company and go through to an automated voicemail, what are the chances they would wait around for a call back?
Whether you run a small private practice, or one that sees hundreds of patients, it is not always practical or even possible to answer all of your calls. Here at Best Reception we have various private practices who not only use us because of our online booking system, but also to ensure that potential new enquiries are not missed and existing clients are catered to in the professional and friendly manner they expect.
Our aim is to blend seamlessly into the day to day running of your practice, achieved by answering your calls in a way that suits you and your practice. With the right knowledge to hand, your receptionists can give over the phone advice including prices, appointment lengths and even details on what their treatment will consist of. If requested we are also more than happy to book your appointments for you when you can’t, either using our free online diary system or your own booking system via remote access.
All of our services are tailor made to meet your requirements – so whether you are an osteopath, podiatrist, dentist or anything in-between, we are sure we have a service and a call plan to suit you!

Great client feedback!

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“Cant imagine how you all do what you do…. I think you all are amazing…

And I have had some great comments from people who were surprised you weren’t here when they arrived!”  –  Some fantastic feedback from a Beauty Salon in Surrey

How Best Reception Can Help Your Large Business

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Having an in-house receptionist can be useful for putting calls through to the relevant departments and correct people, however you may find that the cost of an extra person working at the company is taking its toll. Would it be much more ideal if there was someone who could act as your switchboard service, but without the high price salary? If only there was a low cost, simple and easy way to have this service, without your callers even knowing that you do not have a front of house receptionist. There is! At Best Reception we can assist your clients in finding the correct person to speak to and putting them through, always in a friendly and professional way. This seamless process will leave your callers thinking they have spoken to a Receptionist at your front desk and ensure that they have had a helpful and pleasant experience when calling your company.

Alternatively, you may be experiencing a loss of calls when your main front desk receptionist is on the other line, having a lunch break, having a toilet break or off ill. The impact losing out on just a few calls can have on your business may be huge- especially if it’s an important client or a new enquiry calling, who may not be happy with going to voicemail and could even take their business elsewhere. Using Best Reception as an overflow service for when your in-house receptionist is unavailable will help to save you from ever missing an important call from a client again!

So why not experience the benefits of the Best Telephone answering service now – cut costs and increase business!

Best Reception to cover your overflow

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Here at Best Reception, many of our clients use our service when they cannot answer their calls themselves. Whether they are on the other line, simply miss the call, or have too many calls coming in at once, Best Reception provides them with an overflow telephone answering service to help ensure that calls do not go unanswered. This means that any potential new clients will not be greeted with a busy tone or an answering machine, and any existing clients will always be welcomed with a familiar voice.

Your bespoke service is achieved by us providing you with a tailor-made script that suits your companies every need. As a result; not only do you have the reassurance that your calls are answered; they are answered by a receptionist that is familiar with all aspects of your company. Your callers would never know that we are not based in house!

For companies that experience a high call volume, this can be extremely beneficial as it is more cost effective than hiring a team of in house receptionists to manage a high call volume. What’s more, outsourcing can also put your mind to rest if a receptionist is off work due to illness or any other unforeseen circumstances. We therefore we eradicate the usual staffing woes and are available to answer your calls from 8.00am -700pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am-5.30pm Saturdays. Our service is equally as beneficial for smaller businesses, as we can answer your calls when ever you are otherwise occupied with the day to day managing of your business. We can inform your callers if you are out with clients, in meetings or just generally unavailable and manage their expectations accordingly. What’s more, when only receiving a small call intake it is not cost efficient to employ an in-house receptionist so by outsourcing your reception to us you can cut costs without compromising on quality.

How an outsourced reception can save you money

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If you run your own business you will be aware that it is not always convenient to answer all of your own calls, and as your business grows and develops hiring a receptionist may be something you will have to consider. And although hiring an in house receptionist to deal with your calls is extremely beneficial to the running of your business, there are other, more cost effective, options available to you. By using Best Reception’s call answering services you can help to ensure that you never miss out on vital business calls, for a fraction of the cost of hiring an in-house receptionist!
There are obvious reasons why outsourcing your reception would be a cost effective alternative to hiring an in-house receptionist; for example, the amount paid on a yearly salary, holiday entitlements and other in-house staff benefits. These are all unnecessary expenditures you can avoid with an outsourced reception.
With an in-house receptionist, it is almost inevitable that some calls will go unanswered during peak times, which may lead to you missing out on essential new business. But by outsourcing your calls to your very own team of virtual receptionists, you can provide your office with vital back-up at busy times. Outsourcing your reception also ensures that during periods of low call volumes you are not paying out for unnecessary staff.
Here at Best Reception we also offer a free sales screening service, which means your time is not wasted dealing with pesky sales calls. If you are currently struggling to keep on top of the everyday tasks within your business, you will know that there is nothing more irritating than pointless sales calls wasting your time and therefore your money.
So why not make the most of your business and start saving money today- Give Best Reception a call to arrange your own free trial so you can see just how helpful we can be!

My first day as a Virtual Receptionist

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I wasn’t sure what to expect as my first day at my new job as a Virtual Receptionist, I had worked in a very slightly similar environment before so a part of me imagined it would just be a matter of getting used to new clients, this was not the case, I have found that being a Virtual Receptionist is not as straight forward as being a front of house Receptionist and at times can be much more challenging..

I started my first day with a meeting with my new manager; we discussed the job role again then we spoke about what I would be doing over the following days and how he planned for me to progress over the next couple of days.

Firstly I was shown the system that is used for telephone answering, when I first saw it I thought it all looked very daunting as I had never seen anything like it before, there were lots of boxes, lists and writing everywhere, it all looked very complicated but I was assured I would get the hang of it, looking at how confident the other girls were on the system also made me feel more comfortable with giving it a go!

I did a few practice calls with Andy to try and get the hang of the system without the pressure of someone else on the other end of the line! This was good for practice and got me used to clicking the right buttons at the right time.

After a few practices I spent the rest of the afternoon shadowing one of the other Virtual Receptionists this involved using a system where I could listen in on her calls and hear how the clients and the receptionists interact with each other, I was also answering the calls but had the support of someone else being there and being able to hear what was being said so I felt more confident that less could go wrong.

The calls are divided into three groups depending on how hard they are; green orange and red (Green being the easiest and red being the hardest)

For the rest of the week I was sitting with the girls one at a time to take and listen to calls, I think this was the best way I could have been trained to take the calls because I got to listen to how each of the girls spoke with the different clients and how the different clients spoke to us and how they expected we spoke to the clients.

On the Friday of that week I sat on my own and took the call by myself but I had the security that if I felt unsure on how to answer a call or what to say to the clients, that everyone else in the office would be able to help.

Now at the end of my second week here at best reception I am working independently on my desk but knowing if I ever need any help I have everyone around me

I am really looking forward to my time ahead at best reception as I progress and move forward!

Call answering for Hypnotherapists

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If you are a busy hypnotherapist you will know how difficult it can be to answer all of your calls as and when they come in. Working as a professional that requires a relaxing and calming atmosphere to deliver an effective service, nothing can be more of an unwanted distraction than a ringing telephone. Whether you are self employed, working for a company or running your own practice, fitting call answering and handling into your daily schedule can be easier said than done.

Here at Best Reception, we have various hypnotherapists using our service and we know that it is not always convenient to answer the phone. By outsourcing your calls to Best Reception you can help to ensure that your calls are answered and handled by your very own friendly and hospitable receptionists. Our service is flexible too, so you can choose to divert all of your calls to us to act as your permanent receptionists, or you can choose to just divert calls when you are busy or out of the office. Diverting calls to us when you are busy can be an extremely useful service to use; especially in situations such as when you are with a patient and require a calm surrounding. Diverting your calls can save the ringing phone interrupting the serenity of your practice and therefore disturbing the success of your therapy.

Your receptionists will answer your calls in your name and blend seamlessly into the daily running of your business, so your clients won’t have to know we exist. But your receptionist’s job is not just limited to answering your phone calls. They can disclose as much or as little information as you wish including prices, treatment lengths and what the therapy will entail. If requested we are also more than happy to book your appointments for you, either using our free online diary system or your own booking system if you already have one in place.

By combining all of these services, you will be able to relax into the daily running of your business, safe in the knowledge that your team of virtual receptionists are taking care of your incoming calls. So if you’re looking for a seamless answering service for your hypnotherapy practice, why not call Best Reception now to start your free trial?

Call answering for short term loan providers

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Due to the current economic climate short time loan providers have become increasingly popular. As an industry, short term loan providers have experienced a sharp rise in demand, which is why our telephone answering service can help you cope with this demand.  Best Reception can provide you with a seamless answering service, which has helped many short term loan providers successfully manage their influx of new business. We achieve this by providing you with a tailor-made service to suit your every need and by supplying you with a team of polite and friendly receptionists.

Regardless to whether your call intake is high or low Best Reception aim to ensure every call is answered and dealt with efficiently. If you have a large call volume you would have employ multiple in-house receptionists to avoid calls going unanswered which would be extremely costly! On the other hand if you only receive a small amount of calls it is not very cost effective to employ an in-house receptionist. In both cases leaving a call to go unanswered is incredibly off-putting and is not the impression you should be giving to new and existing customers due to the rise in competition.

Callers wanting a short term loan are not very likely to leave an answer phone message and await a response. We understand the urgency of the calls and can obtain bespoke information from the caller before putting a call through to you or taken a message if you prefer.  This helps you to deal with the enquiry as quickly as possible leaving your callers happy and helping to improve your time management which when running a business is extremely important.


Focus more time on your business- Cut out those irritating sales calls!

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Running your own business requires a lot of time and hard work. Some days, nothing can seem more hard work than the annoying perseverance of unsolicited sales calls. No matter what size or category your business is, sales calls can be an unwanted interruption to the smooth running of any business day.

If they go undetected at their first point of contact, unsolicited calls can easily build up and you will find yourself not only wasting your time in talking to them but also paying out for calls that are of no use to you. Here at Best Reception we can help to eliminate this worry, saving you time and money, by offering our optional sales screening service completely free of charge!

As you can imagine, answering calls for such a large number of clients means that your team of virtual receptionists are wise to the tactics of cold callers. We will always try our hardest to ensure that none of these slip through the net, even if it involves giving you a quick call to check that you do not wish to speak to them. If a sales call does accidentally slip through the net, all you need to do is give us a call and let us know and we will delete this message from your monthly tally. By doing this, we can ensure that you will not be charged.

Also, the way in which we deal with sales calls is entirely up to you. Some of our clients with more persistent sales callers opt for an ‘ignore list’ on which we store the names and numbers of all the people they do not wish to speak to. For these people, we simply politely advise them that the client is not interested and to not contact again unless they are invited to do so. For some, we can ask them to e-mail so that their enquiries can be filtered and dealt with by the client themselves.