Fantastic Friday Feedback!

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It’s always great to hear positive things about our service from our clients, so when an Orthotist in London emailed us today to say – “We’ve had lovely feedback from (our) clients and we really appreciate the friendly, personal service that the team offer. Please thank them for a great service.”  – we just HAD to post it for the world to see!

Great feedback from a newer client of ours

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“You’re all doing brilliantly with the calls, and we’re getting some great feedback.  We really appreciate all you’ve done.  We’ve used a few call handling companies, and believe me, there are few that compare.”      –      Professional Will Writing Company, Manchester

More great client feedback!

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“I would like to say thank you to the team, for providing such a fab service which really has helped my clinic run smoothly.” – Osteopathic Practice in Southend

Fantastic feedback from a short-term cover client!

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“Once again you have provided a level of service that I can become accustomed to! Feedback from patients whose calls you had taken reported excellent, helpful and thorough handling of their questions and concerns. Most had no idea that they were not talking to someone here in the clinic, and half expected to meet them when they walked through the door.  Had my last secretary been this good I would never have fired her!”  –  Physiotherapy Clinic in Cheshire

Fantastic feedback, way to go pink team!

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“Out of 83 people I have surveyed in the past 6 weeks, 91% of people said they thought that the reservations  team were either good or excellent at handling the call.

This is simply for the way your girls handled the call, I also asked the ease of actually making the appointment – which isn’t down to you, so I think it’s fair to say you’re providing an excellent service.

I’m very pleased with that!”                                             – London Based Laser Clinic

Top 10 reasons to outsource your reception

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Maintains a constant professional appearance

Having your calls answered by a professional and friendly receptionist really gives a great first impression to new enquiries; as well as providing existing clients with a sense of confidence that their calls are being dealt with efficiently. Your receptionists will always convey an exceptionally high standard of customer service, and will strive their hardest to reinforce your company’s professional image at all times.

Saves money

Outsourcing your reception is an excellent cost cutting measure. For all businesses, outsourcing your reception requirements will always be more cost effective than hiring in house staff – especially if your call volume requires more than one member of staff to manage your calls. Having an outsourced reception can save you money on other aspects of running a business too, such as paying out for line rental, holiday and sick pay and even things such as office furniture and stationery.

Free sales screening

Unlike many other outsourced reception companies, we will always try to screen your unsolicited callers to avoid them getting through to you and wasting your valuable time. Sales callers can often try every trick in the book to get through to the person they want to speak to, however here at Best Reception we are wise to their tactics, and will always do our best to ensure that they do not get through and disturb your day. And what’s more – you won’t be charged for a single one!

Simple diverts

We know that every company is not the same, and neither is the level of cover needed. As a result of this, we have quite a few divert options to choose from. You can choose to divert all of your calls, divert calls when you can’t answer, divert your calls when the phone is engaged, or manually turn your divert on and off for when situations arise in which you need your phone lines covered. Setting up or changing your divert is as simple as tapping a few numbers in to your keypad and so can be completed in a matter of moments when you need us most!

Your very own team of receptionists

All new clients are given their very own team of virtual receptionists; you will have the same team of five girls answering your calls from the day you start your trial, throughout your entire time with Best Reception. This enables you, as well as your clients, to build familiarity with the person answering the calls and maintains a constant point of contact for all your regular clients.

Ensure calls are dealt with professionally

Outsourcing your reception to Best Reception may cut costs, but we certainly do not cut quality! You will be assigned your very own team of virtual receptionists who are trained to a high quality of customer service, ensuring all calls are dealt with an efficient and professional way. If you’re still not sure, see what our clients have to say.

Tailor made service

At Best Reception, we do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ call plan and so all plans are tailor made to suit your business’ wants and needs. We can do as much, or as little, as you require from us – from simply answering your phone and passing on a message, to taking payments and even calling your clients on your behalf. We’re also more than happy to take on your admin tasks such as mailshots and filing.

Diary management and bookings

Your virtual receptionists are not just limited to making and taking calls, we can also manage your diary for you. Whether it is booking, cancelling or rescheduling appointments, or simply checking your movements to answer your calls appropriately. You can take advantage of our free online diary system, or we can easily access yours via remote access, the choice is yours and completely flexible.

Short term cover

By diverting your incoming calls to Best Reception for a short period of time, you can ensure that your calls are answered in a professional and friendly manner when you are unable to answer them yourself. From one day’s cover to months at a time, we will happily to provide you with the same, high quality, full range of services that we would provide to long term clients.

Last minute/ urgent situations

Urgent situations cannot be avoided, but they can be protected and covered. An outsourced reception is an excellent way to ensure your business runs smoothly when things don’t go as planned. For example; if you are called away on urgent business, we could get your line up and running and begin answering by the next working day (depending on the service you require).

Fantastic Feedback!

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“Just to say again a huge thank you to all of you at Best Reception…
you have completed yet again another amazing month…
Crazy here.. not sure what I would have done without you all…”
– Beauty Clinic in Surrey

Ensuring a professional and friendly receptionist on every call

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The first impression of your business is always an important one, and what better first impression than being greeted by a friendly and professional receptionist? At Best Reception we aim to make sure every phone call is a pleasurable and friendly experience for each and every caller, ensuring the best possible impression is conveyed at all times.

To maintain our friendly and professional appearance we always aim to answer all calls as quickly as possible, meaning as soon as the phone rings our receptionists will try their utmost to pick it up straight away. This ensures the caller is not agitated from waiting for the phone to be picked up and gives an overall professional appearance.

Another way we make sure we are always friendly and cheery sounding on the phone is by answering the phone with a smile. This makes sure the caller is at ease and happy to speak to the receptionist. Whilst on the phone, and when sending you messages, we will always use correct and professional language – never using words such as ‘yeh’ ‘uhuh’ and ‘cheers’, this gives the caller the impression that your business is proficient. Ensuring all receptionists are positive during every call also maintains our friendly persona, and enables us to build rapport with the caller. For example, it may not give the caller the best impression if the receptionist was to say she did not know the answer to a question, whereas our
receptionists would always try to answer their question to the best of their ability. If really unsure, we would reassure the caller that we are going to find that out for them and send the question to yourself, making the client feel much more at ease.

Every receptionist will always double check all details with the caller, such as their contact number and spellings of names and companies. This shows that the company is a thorough organisation and also helps prevent any unnecessary mistakes. We also use the phonetic alphabet when checking spellings back to callers. Again, this aims to give off a more impressive professional appearance, as saying ‘E for Echo’ sounds much better than something unprofessional like ‘E for Egg’.

By keeping up with your movements through an online diary system or by your correspondence, we will give the caller a rough idea of when they can expect to be called back; such as in the next hour, this afternoon or even the next day. This ensures that the caller will not be irritated if they are expecting a call back sooner than they receive one.

At Best Reception we never leave a caller on hold for too long, such as when patching the call through to you, but will go back to them to explain that we are going to try another line or that we are just going to put them through to the person they need to speak to. This stops the caller getting frustrated at being on hold without knowing what it going on.

So why not take advantage of our friendly and personal reception service today and start a free trial, to see just for yourself how pleasant we are!

 

Call Answering for Independent Businesses

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From answering your calls to managing finances (and everything in between!), running an independent business requires a lot of time and hard
work. Hiring in house staff to take care of your admin may be something that is on the cards as your business grows and expands, but for a cheaper and easier alternative why not outsource your calls to Best Reception?

An outsourced reception can benefit your business in many ways, for example:

– Having your own receptionist answering your calls in your business name makes your company appear larger than it is, and gives it a more professional appearance.

– It can free up your time to concentrate on more aspects of the business than just answering your incoming calls.

– If you work from home, an outsourced reception can help to avoid unprofessional background noise, such as a doorbell ringing, dogs barking or noises from the street outside.

– We offer a free of charge sales screening service, so can stop pesky sales getting through and wasting your valuable time.

– Outsourcing your calls to us means that callers will not be put through to a voicemail, which can be off putting especially if it is a client’s first time calling your company and they are looking to do business.

– All messages will taken from calls will be sent directly to you, so you can deal with them in your own pace and in a way that is convenient for you.

– Coming through to a familiar receptionist will provide callers with a permanent base for your customers call, instead of being answered by a person ‘on the go’ if you are out of the office.

All of our services are tailor made to reflect you and the way you run your business; and include everything from simply taking messages and passing them on right up to appointment booking and diary management. So if you want an outsourced reception that is friendly, reliable and completely unique- contact Best Reception today to start your free trial!

Jetting off this summer? Keep your phone lines covered with our short term telephone answering cover!

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After an extremely long Winter, followed by an extremely wet Spring – Summer is finally here! If you’re planning a trip away this year to get to spend time outside of the office and relax, do you really want the annoyance of your phone ringing and disturbing your peace?

If you were to divert your calls straight to your voicemail there is no guaranteeing people will wait around to hear back from the message they left – and can you really afford to lose out on new business? By diverting your incoming calls to Best Reception for a short period of time, you can ensure that your calls are catered to in a professional and friendly manner. From one day to months, we will happily to provide you with the same, high quality, full range of services that we would provide to long term clients.

Our calls plans are tailor made to suit you and your business, and could be the perfect solution for you- short time or otherwise. You will be assigned your very own team of Best Receptionists, who strive to ensure professional call handling at all times, giving you complete peace of mind whilst you’re away. Whether you are going for a long weekend in the country, a midweek business trip or a fortnight with the family in the sun, we all need a break from time to time. Best Reception’s telephone answering service ensures your business is in safe hands.

The extent of what we can do for you depends completely on what you are looking for from us. We will always take a detailed message from every call that comes in and send this over to you in an email (unless it is a cold call of course, this we will screen free of charge!), which can be sent to you as and when they come in or as a bundle at the end of the day, or even at the end of the week. Whilst we wouldn’t want to disrupt your holiday, we can put urgent calls through to your mobile or send you a text message if requested to do so, to ensure that no urgent matters go unresolved. If your company incorporates a diary system, we can manage this for you whilst you are away – making and rescheduling appointments and sending you an email to advise you of any changes. You can take advantage of our free online diary system, or we can use your existing system via remote access – the choice is yours!

So if you want your time away to be worry free, give Best Reception a call today to see what we can do for you!