John Shields from Your Phones Covered, advises that during an office move, you can make the process less complicated by using a virtual receptionist. He says: “When a business is moving offices, they have their hands full and often don’t have time to physically answer the phone. Additionally, their business phone system may go down for period of time. As a virtual reception business, we provide our clients with temporary reception cover, and this works by them routing their existing phone numbers to us until they are live at their new office. This can be done by their Telco, as handsets are packed in boxes.

“Our service is like an outsourced switchboard; the call comes through to us before the client, and we answer and take action as appropriate. Because they think they’re speaking to reception, the clients’ callers never know!”