Pre and Post-Lockdown Services
Helping the hospitality sector endure COVID-19
Having a close-down and reopening stock count makes it possible 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 while they’re in lockdown. Then make sure you have another count done just before lockdown lifts.
Tighten up controls to protect your business’ hard earned revenue from the past months of trading. 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. It will also be key to helping you navigate the next weeks of non-trading.
Make sure all your sites have closed down and reopened again 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 and lockdown restrictions, operators may wish to opt for a remote stocktake rather than an on-site one. Doing a full stocktake during lockdown will be of great benefit to those operators that 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, which are likely to continue into next year, 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 will result in a change 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.
“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”
We’re continuing to support UK hospitality businesses with all their auditing needs throughout the pandemic. Contact us today about our lockdown specific services, which help you to control costs and minimise losses. For urgent support, please contact [email protected]