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5 tips for setting out the reception counterBruneau

Most offices are set out in such a way that a visitor automatically comes to the reception counter. He or she will identify himself or herself and ask for the person in the company with whom the visitor wishes to speak. The employee behind the counter may give him or her a badge that grants access to the company. Besides that, it is the receptionist’s task to make the visitor feel as comfortable as possible.

The description above makes it clear that the reception counter is often the first place where someone makes visual acquaintance with a company. First impressions can never be eradicated, and certainly not in the business world. It is therefore well worth while paying extra attention to the reception counter to give the visitor a positive image of the company.

Practically speaking, there are a number of important factors. In the first place, the reception counter must be clearly visible, so that the visitor does not miss it and walk on by. Also, consider putting the company logo and some extra information in a clearly visible place in the vicinity of the reception counter. In this way, the visitor will already be able to have an idea of what your company means. Below are five practical tips which you may wish to consider when setting out a reception counter:

  • make sure that the reception counter is always close to the company entrance, preferably immediately behind the entrance hall;
  • the person behind the reception counter can be expected to be multi-lingual;
  • offering a drink can help kill time while waiting. Many companies put a beverage vending machine near the reception counter;
  • the visitor may have come from far away and will possibly want to make use of the sanitary facilities. The WC may therefore not be too far away from the reception counter;
  • immediately make it clear to the visitor that communication is one of your company’s strong points. The employee whom he or she wants to visit must be contacted immediately. Ensure in any case that there are magazines, newspapers, etc. to kill time.

There are a great many possibilities regarding reception counters, so it is important that you make the correct choice for your company. In the first place, JM Bruneau presents a reception counter of 125cm long. A striking feature of this counter is its design in wood and metal. It is made of fibreglass plates, 25mm thick. The laminate is available in 2 decors: beech or cherry. The edges are in shock-resistant PVC, which tones perfectly with the work surfaces. There are cable ducts on the work surfaces and on the lateral side panels, plus a special cut-out to interlink cable ducts when units are placed side by side. By setting up 2 models beside one another, it is possible to create your own reception counter format. The corner counter can be used to combine two straight counters or to extend 1 straight counter. The back panel is metal, the decor aluminium.

There are a great many possibilities regarding reception counters, so it is important that you make the correct choice for your company. In the first place, JM Bruneau presents a reception counter of 125cm long. A striking feature of this counter is its design in wood and metal. It is made of fibreglass plates, 25mm thick. The laminate is available in 2 decors: beech or cherry. The edges are in shock-resistant PVC, which tones perfectly with the work surfaces. There are cable ducts on the work surfaces and on the lateral side panels, plus a special cut-out to interlink cable ducts when units are placed side by side. By setting up 2 models beside one another, it is possible to create your own reception counter format. The corner counter can be used to combine two straight counters or to extend 1 straight counter. The back panel is metal, the decor aluminium.