There aren’t many more varied hospitality businesses than those providing hospitality within Higher Education. Estates can be large or small, city-centre based or on a campus, but always with a variety of different outlets and all with differing purposes.
For example your estate might comprise of a university shop, a number of bars and venues, some coffee shops and cafeterias dotted around the city or campus. Because of this, stock management can be time consuming and difficult.
You will also undoubtedly be susceptible, statistically, to a higher rate of losses and internal pilferage. This makes stocktaking an important tool in the deterrence of theft as well as an easy way of reducing losses and raising your gross profit.
Venners are arguably the only supplier of hospitality audit services capable enough to provide stocktaking services across a whole university estate whilst keeping the standard high and the reports uniform. Our consolidated reporting proves more than helpful when overseeing a group of sites, allowing senior management to view site performance side by side. This can highlight areas or sites that require improvements or remedial action.
Health and safety can also be a concern to Universities with an estate of outlets, especially those that boast student club nights at their student’s union building. Venners work proactively in regard to safeguarding employees and patrons with two levels of service.
Firstly, our health and safety consultants can provide full annual or bi-annual audits and reviews at each of your sites. They then undertake detailed inspections to identify any potential hazards, assess the level of current control measures, and advise on any immediate areas of risk. Following the primary visits, we file a report for each and every site, submitting at the same time any advice, guidance and action planning to help you get up to speed. Audits can be arranged annually, bi-annually or more often if required.
Secondly if you choose to take our stocktaking package, you have the option to take advantage of our exclusive and unique stocktaking upgrade – Alert, which combines all of the above with mini-audits directly bolted on to your monthly or bimonthly stocktakes. This vastly decreases the time lapse in uncovering non-compliances and high-risk problems, helping you to attain a more year-round level of health and safety cover.