Restaurant Reduces Margin Gap of Food Operation

Restaurant Reduces Margin Gap with Venners Help

A Birmingham city centre AA Rosette awarded restaurant recently approached our Venners Consulting division to analyse its operational performance. Using the insight provided by our food consultants, the restaurant was able to improve margins across its food offering, as well as reduce the existing margin gap.    Restaurant seeks opportunities for improvement   The restaurant had been…


Food Consultancy at Hotel Restaurant Kitchen

Hotel Saves £20K Per Annum on Food Costs

A 3-star manor house hotel, whose history dates back to the 1600s, was struggling to meet its forecasted food sales profits for its AA rosette standard restaurant. Venners Consulting stepped in to help the proprietor get back on track with a projected £20K saving in the year that followed and further deliverable benefits to come.…


Coffee shop tackles £50k annual operational loss

Café Tackles £50K Annual Operational Loss

A café bar and restaurant situated in a prime location – adjacent to a top UK entertainment venue – was losing an estimated £50K per annum due to operational inefficiencies.   Challenge   The café had recently launched a new Grab & Go concept following a renovation project of £400K. The subsequent revenue figures, however,…


European Hotel experiences losses through shrinkage

€15.5K Annual Loss Per Site for European Hotel Operator

A major European hotel operator found that shrinkage was costing the business on average €15.5K per annum per site. Our consultants coached the management team on much needed tactics that could help to overcome these unnecessary wasted costs.   Challenge   The hotel operator wanted to gain better oversight of certain sites’ revenue losses. Having…


nightclub loss prevention

Nightclub Achieves Loss Reduction of Over £3K Per Trading Day

A popular nightclub near London approached Venners with the intention of reducing revenue losses across its operation. By the end of a four month consultation process the results were: An average loss reduction of £3,300 per trading day An average GP increase of 4.6%   Challenge   The customer had been noticing significant losses in…


Food Hygiene Hotel Case Study

National Hotel Operator Escapes Poor Hygiene Rating

Challenge Our customer, who operates almost 25 hotels UK-wide, recently purchased a prestigious hotel and spa. Just one month after, the latest addition to their collection received an unexpected visit from the Environmental Health Officer (EHO). In the damning report that was published, the new venue was awarded just 3 stars for their hygiene rating.…


National Leisure & Entertainment Company ↑ Liquor GP by 8%

Following 10 months of stocktaking, a leisure company saw an average 7.9% increase to liquor GP%, across 4 key sites.   The leisure company, with whom we have worked for a number of years, utilise our stocktaking services throughout their estate to maintain profitability and operating efficiency. A number of the company’s key sites receive…


Major Scottish Golf Course Increases GP by 4.2%

We were approached by a top golf course in Scotland who have hosted a number of Open Championships. The golf club had been looking to increase profitability within the liquor side of their business. There was a concern about how accurately staff were dispensing drinks and whether that would account for the high level of…


Food-led pub Improves Food Hygiene Rating from 2 to 5-Stars

A large food-led pub was given a meagre two stars for its official food hygiene rating. They decided to call Venners to help them manage their food safety better and to increase their food hygiene level. Challenge The Manager of the pub had been noticing an increased number of customer complaints. When the Environmental Health…


Hotel group adds £84K to their GP in a Year

A prestigious hotel group reaped the benefits of commissioning Venners to manage their full UK estate’s stocktakes. Within the space of 11 months they saw a resulting £83,734 total profit increase. Improved GP percentage of 3% over the space of 11 months A significant reduction in excessive stockholding ROI of £49.5K The hotel group, which…


Loss Prevention – We’re showing you the Money!

Venners characterise their new consultancy service as ‘following and showing you the money.’ Respecting the skillset of employees, they point out that it’s impossible to objectively analyse your own business in the same way an external expert can, even if it were possible to replicate their cross-sector skills and experience. Venners Consultants have defined eighteen critical…


Loss Prevention Case: The Perfect Business & a £2M Scam

The ‘perfect’ pub, that was in fact victim of a systemic £2m fraud operation running for ten years; a frightening example to multi site operators, of the dark possibilities of fraud.   Conceding there might be a slight problem or at least some lessons to be learned, owners of this managed house called in Venners to investigate.…


Loss Prevention Case: The Not So Saintly Assistant

A reliable and trusted deputy manager who now serves as a reminder to never underestimate the sheer audacity of some people, after unnervingly walking away with £40k in cash.   This saintly assistant managed to confuse administrators after erratically depositing sums of £20k and the weekly balance later in the week. Particularly late one bank…


Loss Prevention Case: The 5* Fiddlers Under Ringing

A bit of under ringing here, the odd staff drinks there. Who would have thought that could add up to £44,700 in annualised losses?   In a five hour under over observation, there was certainly great team spirit and commitment, even team members ‘helping’ after they had clocked off. Always suspicious…   Noting transactions, methods of payment,…


Loss Prevention Case: The Weakest Link Is Voucher Fraud

An innocent mistake that resulted in a major scam involving nine employees, proving that no matter how robust systems are, they will be tested as people discover the weakest link.   An employee accidentally transposed cash and voucher income on the cash sheet, under banking £10. Expecting a call when posted vouchers didn’t match the…


Do you need a liquor stocktaker

Here’s why you really need a Stocktaker

Whether your business is in restaurants, hotels, pubs, bars, clubs or any other licensed venue, reputable stocktaking by professional stocktakers should be empowering as well as self-financing.


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Case Study: Losses Slashed By 9%

Our Event Consultancy teams regularly do stocktaking and produce results for every bar/service point of stadiums’ and venues within an hour of closing (including some of the largest in the country). Recently, a new client’s event produced a combined stock loss and recorded wastage loss of 13.9% of total sales. Ouch!


AVLP Elect

Congratulations to Wayne Chalk, our General Manager for Inventory and Valuations who has been elected by his peers and colleagues in the Association of Valuers of Licensed Property (AVLP) to their panel of independent expert valuers.


Wow, Year Round H&S

By dovetailing visits from our Health & Safety experts with our specially trained stock auditors already on site, we provide the most comprehensive and affordable Health & Safety/Stocktaking solution. Health & Safety Alert is available from only £500 per site per annum.