“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 isnt down to you, so I think its fair to say you’re providing an excellent service.
I’m very pleased with that!” – London Based Laser Clinic
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 companys professional image at all times.
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 whats more you wont be charged for a single one!
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 cant 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 youre 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. Were 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 days 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 dont 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).
Your telephone number is imperative to your business, as it is one of the main points of contact for your clients to get in touch with you. There are many different types of numbers to choose from, but most numbers can prove difficult to obtain. Here at Best Reception we can supply your service with a number that best suits you, your business and your clients.
0845 is one type of number that we can offer. These numbers appeal to a nationwide audience as they are non-geographical and also very well known numbers that are often used by trustworthy/ established companies. Using this type of number will not cost your clients a penny, encouraging them to call in and so can potentially lead to more business and an increase in revenue.
If you require a London number, these are exceptionally hard to source. 0207 and 0208 numbers are very popular but can cost around £100 as Ofcom have stopped supplying them. We suggest having an 0203 number if you require a London number – these are up and coming London numbers that cover the whole city.
Another option is an 033 number, which are the new 0800 numbers. They are of great benefit to your clients as the cost to these numbers are the same as calling a landline, and are often included in inclusive minutes on mobile phone contracts, unlike potentially costly 0800 numbers.
There are many benefits to choosing your own telephone number, and the number can be yours within minutes! If you would like to know more, simply call 01992 531000.
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 youre 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!
“I am pleased to say the telephone service you provided last week for us seems to have gone very well with no complaints at all from this end. As far as am aware all calls were answered perfectly and all within the co. got their messages where applicable.
Thanks for the excellent service and for setting us up so quickly and we will definitely be using your company for any future telephone cover we require.”
“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
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 clients 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!
After an extremely long Winter, followed by an extremely wet Spring – Summer is finally here! If youre 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!
If you work in IT support, you will understand that getting on with your work at the same time as answering the phone is a stressful task – From booking appointments to dealing with newenquiries, and everything in between, wouldnt it be much easier if you could get on with the task at hand and leave the phone answering to someone else?
By outsourcing your calls toBest Receptionyou will be able to focus more of your time and energy into your work, whilst your incoming calls are being dealt with in an always professional and friendly way by your own team of Virtual Receptionists. Your receptionists are not just limited to answering calls, they can also make calls, book appointments for you and even log support calls. And whats best you dont even need to tell callers we exist! Our services are created to blend so seamlessly into the day to day running of your business that your callers will simply think you have hired an in-house receptionist.
Some of our clients request that we log support calls on their system, so that they can keep a track of all support issues and deal with them accordingly. Or if you would prefer we can simply email the message to you with all the relevant information needed so you can deal with the issue.
When it comes to booking your call outs, you can take advantage of our free diary system or we can use your existing system via remote access. Simply share your diary with us or provide us with the log on details and we will be able to arrange a call out with your client as soon as they call in, guaranteeing you their business as they will have an appointment booked in on their first port of call to your company.
So what are you waiting for? CallBest Receptiontoday for more information or to start a free, no obligation, trial so we can begin supporting you!