Telephone Answering for Freelance Dietitians

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What happens to your callers when you are with clients? Are your potential new clients greeted with a voicemail, or can their calls go unanswered? How much new business are you losing because your caller doesn’t want to leave a message on an automated system?
Freelance Dietitians have chosen Best Reception as the perfect solution to eliminate this problem, by having their own virtual receptionist book and manage their appointments.  One of our Registered Dietitians fedback to us:
“I was building up my private practice whilst continuing to work in the NHS.  Knowing my Best Receptionists were there to answer calls and book clients in for me gave me the peace of mind I needed and the confidence that I could build up my private work in my own time.  You came to my rescue many a time whilst I was trying to juggle being a mum with freelance working.  I now know that you will answer my calls professionally on my behalf, and I can then call people back at a time convenient to me.  I shall recommend you to any practitioner working privately – the flexibility and professionalism you provide, along with knowing that I don’t have to try and speak to clients whilst picking up my children from school has been worth every penny!  I genuinely couldn’t have built up my business without you.”
Best Reception provides an answering service for private practices throughout the UK, ranging from sole practitioners, right through to larger clinics, some with multiple locations. We offer each of our clients a tailor-made service to suit the requirements of their business, whether it be a fully functioning booking service or simply a message taking service for when they are unavailable or with clients.
For dietetic practices of all shapes and sizes, our booking service can provide you with a full time receptionist to book and manage your appointments. Whether you would like us to use a current system you have in place, or set up an online diary, your clients will be delighted that their enquiries are dealt with quickly and efficiently.
What’s more, here at Best Reception, we will take the time to become more than just an answering service; we will become an extension of your clinic! We can answer your callers’ questions, ranging from pricing, directions, right though to what a dietetic consultation involves; and we’ll screen out those annoying sales calls for free!

Kind words from a long-term Client

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Today, a client of ours recommended us to another business who were looking to outsourced their reception. He copied us in on the email he sent and it really was too good not to share!

“I would like to Introduce you to Best Reception who have been my call answering service for the last five years and have really help my business grow by always making sure all sales calls and messages are put through to me, either by message and email or patched through to my mobile phone. The team are really friendly and make sure that you have a chat with them about exactly what you need as I’ve always found them to be extremely flexible in terms of what they can offer.”

Friday Feedback

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“I just wanted to tell you that one of my long term patients … who I saw yesterday asked me if I had changed reception services. She had called up to move her appointment last week and she says that she was greeted with real warmth on the phone, you were really helpful, and upbeat. it was the fact that she’d noticed a difference that made her mention (it).

So I thought I would pass it on, and give my thanks too. I have always been happy in changing from ********* to yourselves, and when patients pay compliments like this it makes me even more sure. So thank you, and keep up the good work.”

– Osteopathic Practice in County Durham

Order Taking Services – Why outsourcing is the way to go..

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In the world that we live in today we can virtually order any item we want, for whenever we want it. These orders can be posted from the next town or shipped half way across the world, and still be with you within a matter of days! But if, like so many of us, you still prefer the old-fashioned way of placing an order with an actual person, you will understand the importance of an excellent order taking service.
Running any business is difficult and trying to juggle so many different areas of your company can become overwhelming at times – outsourcing your calls to Best Reception is a simple and affordable solution to ensure excellent customer service is provided on every single call. Your friendly receptionists will answer your calls within seconds of dialing your number and the service is so seamless, your customers will simply think that they are calling your company warehouse or helpline directly!
Whether a customer is calling to place a new order or just to check on an existing one, having their call dealt with by a polite and professional advisor will reassure them that their order is in safe hands. We aim to be as accommodating as possible to both our clients and yours; by going the extra mile in every call we show that their custom really is important to your business. Having your own small team of receptionists enables us to get to know your products and gives us the knowledge to discuss these with customers when they call – this personal touch can mean the difference between the customers buying from you or from a competitor.
By allowing us to take your orders, process payments and even check on delivery times we are able to completely manage your incoming orders, leaving you free to focus on other areas of your business. So if you want an order taking service that always goes the extra mile to ensure excellent customer service, call Best Reception today for a free trial.

More great feedback!

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Today a client of ours emailed in to let us know – ‘My customer was very complimentary about the way the phone was answered and commented on the happy disposition of the girl who took the call. Thank you!’

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).

Double Dip recession: Save and not compromise

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The start of the recession in 2007 marked a global financial crisis that has been devastating to businesses worldwide, with many forced into bankruptcy or implementing severe staff redundancies. With everyone watching the pennies and trying to save money wherever possible, the smooth running of your business and finding effective ways of dealing with new business enquiries is more imperative than ever. But why should you compromise having a full time receptionist to handle all of these things?

Using Best Reception as your reception service means you can save on cost but not scrimp on the quality of your service. You are appointed your very own team of virtual receptionists to ensure the efficient running of you business, from professional handling of your incoming calls to making phone calls on your behalf. In this economic climate no one can afford to lose existing customers or potential clients, so good first impressions and a high quality service are more important than ever. These are the key ingredients in a successful business, and can be a deciding factor for a client when choosing between yourself and a competitor.

We carry out our role as if we were your receptionist working in your office with you, acting just as your front of house staff would. Your receptionists are always friendly and professional, creating a good first and lasting impression to your clients. We answer every call with a polite, friendly and professional attitude, handling each call with quality and care to ensure the smooth running of your business.

So if you’re looking for a great way to save money, but are not prepared to compromise on quality, give Best Reception a call today to start your free 2 week trial!

Telephone Answering for Photographers

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You may find that the phone always seems to ring at an inappropriate time, for example whilst on a shoot, just about to take the perfect image, the phone rings, disrupting your ‘focus’ and causing a welcome interruption. Or you may wish to turn your phone off, so as to avoid any distractions; how frustrating to turn your phone back on to find a missed call from a valuable client, or from a new enquiry who chooses not to leave a voicemail or has already rung another photographer by the time they have heard back from you. Why not use Best Reception’s valuable service to avoid these terrible scenarios!

With a virtual reception service from Best Reception, one of the options you can choose is to have all your calls diverted to us, meaning we will always be the first point of contact for your clients. Your own team of virtual receptionist will warmly and professionally aid your callers in whatever way needed (perhaps transfer calls to you when you are available or take messages when you’re not – why not use our free online diary notifications to keep us posted of your availability?).

You can also choose to divert your calls to us as and when you wish. So when you are available to take the call you can have them go straight to you, however when you need your calls to be taken care of, for example on a photo shoot, you can divert the calls to us, meaning they will go straight to your friendly receptionist. This way you can always stay on top of all your calls but when necessary you will have the stress-free relief knowing no calls are being missed.

Our receptionists can put the calls through to your mobile or a landline for you, so you can see that we are calling and can choose whether or not to answer, knowing the client is in safe hands and a message will be taken for you.  Alternatively, you can answer and fine out who it is, and instruct us to either put the call through to you or we take on a message, perhaps advising the caller under the impression we could not reach you on your line – and enabling you to manage  your time more effectively.

Of course you can also provide your receptionist with any needed information, such as prices and packages, frequently asked questions, directions to your studio and, in fact any information that you might provide your own receptionist with, so when assist your callers as much as possible.

Best Reception can help your business grow and create a stress free alternative for you.  For indpependent photographers, studios, wedding and events specialists through to photographers who specialise in the corporate sector, we can help you and your callers and would be delighted to assist. Call us on (freephone) 0800 0430084 today to start a free trial to experience all of our benefits without cost or obligation!

How Do I Know If I Need A Telephone Answering Service?

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You may be wondering if having a telephone answer service is really the right idea for you. Here are some reasons your business would benefit from having its very own team of virtual receptionists.

You may not be sure that we can help your business due to its size; however we do deal with both small and large companies. If you own a larger company we can have a list of all of your employees, and you can use us as your very own switchboard to put the calls through to each person or department when they are asked for or messages can be taken. You can be secure in the knowledge that your calls will not go unanswered!

If you are from a smaller business, you may struggle to always keep up with the volume of calls, especially if there is an influx during the day, or you are out and about, unable to answer your calls! Running a business, whatever the size, you may have the worry that not every client of yours is receiving the full customer care that they may need. Juggling many other tasks and also dedicating yourself being by your phone can prove to be extremely difficult. However Best Reception are always extremely pleasant and professional, leaving each caller safe in the knowledge their queries or problems are being efficiently dealt with.

You may also have realised, that no matter the size of your company, answering machines or call waiting message are just not an effective way in managing your phone calls. The biggest deterrent for any new business is either being greeted with an answering machine (many may not even bother to leave a message!) or being left on hold with a call waiting message. Having a telephone answering service eradicates this problem and is much better for business!

We are also here to offer outbound calls. For example, if you need a receptionist to call a client you have a meeting with or to call anyone for you on your behalf, a quick and easy way is to email or call your team of receptionists who can action this effectively for you.

So why not try out Best Reception today and set up a free trial so you can see the benefits of having a telephone answering service, no matter what your business type or size.

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!