More excellent feedback!

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I would just like to say a big thank you to you all for:


1. Trying so hard to learn a new product

2.  being so polite to all my customers

3. making me feel confident that (the company) is being cared for

4. Passing on questions in such a clear fashion

5. Making the effort to call people back

6. Reducing the number of calls I need to make

7. Helping to improve the information on the website

And last but not least…

For making me a happy bunny!


How Much Time Do You Spend Doing Jobs That Do Not Need To Be Done by You?

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You may feel that during the day many jobs go undone or get carried forward to another day, due to being overloaded with a large amount of tasks. It can be very frustrating when small errands take a long period of time. Wouldn’t it be much easier it there was a service which could not only aid you with your admin tasks but also save your precious time? Best Reception can help you!

Having your very own team of virtual receptionists will enable you more time to focus on other tasks – For example sending out post can be a time consuming task, especially if you often send mail outs to your clients. Here at Best Reception we have a number of clients who need forms sent out to their new clients; but by forwarding these on to us to send out, they can guarantee that no matter how busy or how many other tasks they have to do that day, their new clients will receive the relevant forms on time.

Another client of ours often uses us to log payment information onto a spreadsheet for them – As this can often be quite a long process, this can save you plenty of time to do other, more important tasks and run your business smoothly and efficiently.

We also provide many of our recruitment clients with the service of formatting CV’s, this again may take you a long period of time, so having a team of virtual receptionists work on your CV’s can be extremely beneficial to your time management in a day.

Here at Best Reception, we are more than just a telephone answering service, we also save you time and money by aiding you in your admin work, however big or small. To discuss your needs in more detail, or to arrange a free trial, call us today on 01992 531000.

Fantastic Feedback from a Short Term Cover Client!

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“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.” 

    –      Board Games Supplier and Distributor


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!

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!


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!

Maintaining a professional appearance

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Running your own business requires a lot of things, but above all it requires a great deal of pride and professionalism in your work. As your company grows and expands around you and your work begins to pick up, you may find the high level of rapport and professionalism you were once able to maintain with your clients beginning to slip away. There is however an easy, and affordable, solution to this problem.
By outsourcing your calls to Best Reception you can ensure that your calls are always dealt with in a professional and friendly manner, by your very own team of virtual receptionists. This will help to free up your time, so that you will be able to focus directly on the running your business. Having the same five members of your own team answering your calls helps to ensure that your callers (especially those who call in regularly) are catered to in a familiar and welcoming manner, but always with a high standard of professionalism at all times.
An outsourced reception can benefit your company’s appearance in many ways, for example:

We will strive to answer your calls quickly and always in a friendly and professional manner.
We will make the company seem bigger than it is
We will screen out all of the sales calls that are unnecessary (free of
You will have the same people answering your calls
We can offer a free online diary service and update callers accurate information on your movements and when they are likely to have calls

So if you feel your company could benefit from an outsourced reception, ring Best Reception today for a 2 week, no obligation, free trial!

Call answering for IT support companies

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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, wouldn’t 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 what’s best – you don’t 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!


A fully fledged switchboard for your business.

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Here at Best Reception, using us as a switchboard service has proven to be particularly useful for all sorts of companies whether you are a large or small business. We offer a friendly yet professional service. We have the ability to put a call through to multiple locations, departments and even mobile phones, without the use of an automated service. Speaking to an automated switchboard is not as satisfying as speaking to a real person and can leave callers frustrated. You needn’t worry about callers being put off by a voicemail or busy tone. If any person asked for is unavailable we can take bespoke messages and email them across so important calls are not missed.

What’s more, if you experience a high volume of calls, you will never have to worry about not having a staff capacity that can cope with this. Your calls will not only be answered, but will be done at a fraction of the cost compared to employing in house staff.

Another advantage we find of using an answering service is that we can also screen any unwanted sales call. This helps as you can spend more time on the important aspects of your company and clients. We also have a VIP list which is beneficial for your important and regular clients. This allows us to act familiar with them when they call. Overall Best Reception aim improve the running of your day to day business and a lot of our client find using our service does just that!

Why not call 08000430084 for a two free trial!