Helping the hospitality sector build back better post COVID-19
Having a reopening stock count makes it possible for sites to start afresh with their stockholding post lockdown and to ensure strong stock control management. It’s also vital for operators to identify levels of shrinkage endured during lockdown. Book a stock count with Venners to know exactly what stock on hand your sites hold.
A cash count at the start and at the end of lockdown will help you know your business’ exact financial position as you head into and come out of lockdown. As businesses have minimal cash flow and aim to build this back up over the coming months, regular cash counts will support a smooth and effective reopening.
Make sure all your sites have and reopened in accordance with the various policies you’ve put in place to limit your losses. With hundreds of auditors across the nation, Venners can run quick checks at all your sites to make sure that your business deals with this time of uncertainty as best as they can.
Established in 1896, our footprint amounts to more than 120 years of hospitality experience and has helped shape the landscape of food and drink stocktaking services.
Working within current COVID-19 safety guidelines restrictions, operators may wish to opt for a remote stocktake rather than an on-site one. Doing a full stocktakeprior to reopening sites will be of great benefit to those operators who aim to get back to trading as soon as lockdown is over, allowing them to continue business as usual. The process is quite simple, all you need to do is send us the required data and we can then process and analyse the results for you.
Ahead of reopening, carrying out a GP review can help you smarten up your menu. We’ll re-construct your GP in detail, showing you what drives your sales, profits and losses. Especially when operating within trading restrictions, giving your menu an overhaul can be a real cost saver. Understand your menu like never before as we address and review supplier costs, product yield, portion control and more, ultimately optimising those critical margins.
Policies and procedures are key methods of control for your business. Lockdown has resulted in several changes to procedures and how your business operates, which could expose you to new risks that threaten profits. Our long history of reviewing and revising company procedures can help operators identify how to maintain and implement essential steps of control, as well as to function as efficiently as possible. We’ll help you ‘Follow the Money’ and take steps to safeguard it.
Improve your business efficiency and profit by investigating if your staff have been optimising sales. We review historical till transactions to deduct whether maximum revenue has been and is being achieved at your sites. Our findings will form the basis of key recommendations, which look to help you improve revenue income. Customers use this service and the valuable input from our reports to shape staff training programmes, policies, procedures and more.
We truly understand your business. As a dedicated supplier to the hospitality sector, we have built our methodologies on over 120 years of industry experience.
We employ staff from all over of the UK, so you can be sure that our expert stocktakers and auditors are available near you.
We’ll help you achieve peak operational performance and profits through recommendations that are based on key trading data. All our staff have been meticulously trained and have amassed an unparalleled reputation for data analysis.
“Venners have provided a professional and reliable service to Royal Troon Golf Club since 2008 for our food and liquor stocktake. Their accuracy, efficiency and attention to detail are evident throughout the stocktaking procedure. I have no hesitation in recommending Venners due to the high standards and expertise the company have shown at Royal Troon…
“Working with Venners has been a reliable and accurate tool for us to be able to properly stay on top of our stock control and GP. The Stock Takers are always friendly and consistent, full of good advice and ideas of how we might be able to better utilise space or product, and never have…
“We are very happy with the service that Venners provides us. Their management team is always on the end of the phone to assist us with any questions we have. Our stocktaker is excellent, he explains everything in detail that is understandable to all. Very satisfied with Venners service.”
“We have been really pleased with the services provided by Venners to our hotels since coming on board in 2017. Not only have we seen an improvement in our beverage margins of around 2%, they have also provided us with numerous recommendations in how we can operate our business more efficiently, whilst spending time with…
“We at Leaf Hotels have worked with Venners for more than 15 years and we have always found the service to be reliant, accurate and professional. The stocktakers attending are always thorough and prepared to spend time going through the reports to ensure we are satisfied with the results produced.”
“We at Thorley Taverns have been working with Venners for coming up three years . We have found all of their team to be proffesional, hard working, and have a “can do” attitude, which is refreshing and great to work with. Our in-house management teams appreciate the level of service at unit level and senior…
“Venners have always provided a professional, comprehensive and friendly service. Easy to understand reports, and their staff offer guidance and support to enhance the business needs.”
“We came to Venners late and with a complicated proposition, but the team didn’t blink at anything we threw at them. Venners worked closely with our internal team to understand a complex and technical inventory, and turned around a nationwide inventory check in remarkably quick time. We now have an accurate inventory catalogue across all…
“Their approach, reporting, action plans and feedback are well worth the investment. They immediately helped reduce our cost of doing business with out impacting our quality or guest experience. As well as many quick wins, their consultancy audit enables continuous, sustainable improvement and benchmarking.”
“Sound financial controls are an essential part of the running of any business. High quality stock audits help directors to meet their statutory responsibilities and can help improve operating results.”
“Elior UK operates in many different and particularly diverse arenas. When looking for a partner to enable us to expand our Compliance Auditing we needed to find a company that was flexible to our demands and equally adept at operating within those differing trade sectors. I can recommend Venners Compliance Auditing with confidence.”
“Venners has been working in successful partnership with Oxford Hotels and Inns… we are very pleased with the team effort in the F&B systems project.”
“Venners have worked with Shepherd Neame for many years and have always provided a beneficial and timely service. This has enabled our Managers and Head Office Staff to gain information efficiently from the management information.”
“Venners are an institution within our great industry – and there is a reason for that. Simply, they are the most analytical, interpretive and responsive service providers in their field.”
“All services delivered by Venners have proved to be effective and as a result of this successful partnership IHG have developed a preferred supplier relationship with Venners”