Interactive Voice Response (IVR) solutions

Help your callers get to the right department faster with an interactive voice response (IVR) solution.

Our custom-built IVRs greet callers with a list of options, then quickly direct them to the right place. IVRs can have two or more menu options and can be implemented with or without call answering solutions.

For example, a medical practice may ask callers to select from a list of locations before speaking to a receptionist, or a plumber may direct urgent calls to a personal mobile and route non-urgent calls to receptionists. 

Our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems offer benefits to any size business

Immediate answering

With automated pick-up, callers can begin interacting with the IVR menu within seconds of dialling your number.

Flexible menu structures

IVRs can be custom-built as one long menu list or as a set of nested options depending on your needs.

Saves time

Both callers and receptionists save time, as callers specify up-front the department they’d like to talk to.

Call screening

Get lots of robo-calls? IVRs ensure only genuine callers get through to a real person or receptionist.

Appear larger

IVRs are typically associated with larger businesses, so using one conveys a sense of scale to your callers.

Client portal & app

You can view all calls answered by the IVR and which menu option was selected – in real-time.

IVR pricing

Available as a standalone solution or bundled with one of our live call answering plans

Standalone IVR (without live call answering)

per month

Plus £0.10/minute for calls

1-5 menu options

Setup £80

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Bundled IVR (with live call answering)

per month

Plus live call answering plan

1-5 menu options

Setup £80

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Additional IVR menu options

per month extra

Per addition 1-5 menu options

Plus £0.10/minute for calls (if not bundled with live call answering service) and additional £49 setup

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* Plus VAT. Refer to Terms & Conditions.

How it works

Bundle the following services together

+ Phone numbers

Add additional local numbers or a national 0800 freephone number to the free local number you receive with your live call answering package.

+ Live call answering

Never miss a customer call with our live call answering services that include custom greetings, message taking, and appointment bookings.

+ Voicemail to email

Have voicemails instantly emailed to you, on numbers not live answered, to ensure no important communications are missed.


Our clients range from small businesses including sole traders through to large enterprises including multinational corporations. We provide call answering and appointment scheduling services for a variety of industries, including estate agents, lawyers, accountants and healthcare (such as psychologists, physiotherapists, chiropractors and dentists). We support many businesses with mobile workforces, such as those in trades, building and construction or travel and tourism operators. We also assist a variety of start-up businesses, contractors, franchises, retailers and service providers including IT companies and website design or marketing agencies.

Yes, in addition to the United Kingdom, we offer virtual reception services and other business solutions in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. We also service some parts of Europe and Canada.

Please contact us for more information on our international services.

ReceptionHQ’s operations launched in the United Kingdom in 2011, eight years after parent company OfficeHQ was founded in Australia and found years after its first international expansion (into the United States). We’ve been helping UK businesses thrive ever since and ReceptionHQ has subsequently also expanded into New Zealand.

What our customers love

The service was super easy to set up and costs a fraction of what it would to hire a receptionist.
Karl Graf, DreamWalk Apps

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