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Pub audits, we can be contracted to your business to conduct the types
of audits you need completing in your pub, restaurant, hotel or Bed and
We mainly concentrate and are contracted to conduct food audits, health and safety audits and mystery visits (as part of our pub audits programme). We have added a list of other controls and audits we can help you put into place.
Contact us for further information.
- A good stock control program will
gather information on what is selling and analyse sales patterns then suggest
reorders for you. This makes reordering much faster but still keeps you in
control. Because reordering is so much faster it can be done more frequently
with smaller quantities. Why does this help? Well firstly it reduces the amount
of capital tied up in this stock which frees up money to use on other things
like marketing, or investing in other fresh new lines. Secondly it reduces the
chances of buying lots of products that do not sell and being stuck with them.
It will increase the turnover of your inventory, more of a light touch. Sam
Walton, the late founder of Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world has
said; "Any retailer (this includes pubs, restaurants and hotels) that is not clearly focused on inventory turnover will
not survive." Faster stock turnaround means holding less stock. This
releases working capital in your business and reduces your exposure to risk of
you know which suppliers are performing well
and which are not? With so many products
and suppliers available it can be
hard to tell them apart. Information that
tells you which are your most and least
profitable suppliers helps you quickly make
decisions on how to deal with a certain
supplier. If you are sometimes led
suppliers’ recommendations, knowing
how well these recommendations perform allows
you to assess the quality of the advice,
ready to make allowances next time! If it
didn’t go well, you can even present
them with the evidence giving you
leverage to negotiate on another deal.
Staffing and Rota costs
- Good information can help with
staff motivation. For example, average customer spend is a useful measure for
those accessory purchases. Average customer spend should have an upward trend
and some owners will constantly look for ways to improve this figure.
Up-selling is one of the main ways. The more your staff can up-sell the more
profitable your business. Measuring average customer spend regularly for each staff
member, shows you how good they are at up-selling and whether any training is
- A huge part of any pub audits has to cover staffing in pubs, restaurants and hotels is usually the largest expense (Second to the Rent). A good rota system and rota planning system is vital to the cost from increasing. It's easy to say we another staff member to cover a couple of shifts. By the end of the year that could be a cost of £8k that needn't have been spent. If two members of staff are doing the same task then one of them is not needed.
Product range and sales
- Staying on top of trends is a
very important part of owning any business. No matter how good your instincts are
for spotting trends, it is all too easy to overlook smaller areas that are
delivering good profitable growth. By combining factual data with your natural
instincts you will be in a position to make sharper decisions to improve the effectiveness
of your buying and merchandising. For example, changing the location of certain
highly profitable accessories can make a big difference, or on the other hand reducing
the stock of a declining trend will reduce your exposure.
Shrinkage and wastage
- Most pubs suffer from shrinkage
for reasons other than theft. It can be from broken or misplaced items or items
that are given free to customers. Recording all point of sale activity in the pub/restaurant
will help you keep track of where these incidents are occurring and whether
they centre around certain people or locations in the shop.
- The best customers you have are
those who have already eaten, drank or slept at your business. If you keep in touch with them, it is
more likely that they will come back more often. The starting point of marketing to
your customers is to create a customer database. This can be particularly
beneficial for independent retailers who are good at developing strong customer
relationships. Record customers email addresses in the business, it may help to give
staff a small incentive for doing so and you could be amazed at how quickly you
build a large database of names. Then email every month or two with a friendly
note about new products or promotions in the shop, keep the relationship going.
Pub Audits - simple and affordable
Pub audits - Particularly when times are
tough, it is all too easy to not face the facts. We get the feeling that
certain areas may not be performing properly but as we don’t really know we
will leave it as is. Hard facts make it more difficult to put heads in the
sand. They show very clearly the direction your once favourite line is taking.
They show you in black and white even slower moving but strong trends such as changes
in certain product lines, changes in footfall or average customer spend. This
is great news because you can do something positive about changing it. For
example changing the price, location, lighting or display of a product range
can have a dramatic effect on success. It can be hard to remember how much
difference a change made 2 months ago has made to the product. But with clear
information on product sales compared with overall shop sales you will get an
exact reference of the difference the changes have made. Again, knowing this
accurate information allows you to make better decisions, faster.
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Advertise your pub with us.
Our aim is to advertise your business for sale or lease re-assignment to the 1000’s who visit our web site each month. Each of the adverts we write follows a standard format but we aim to make them personal and relevant to each individual business – this is more attractive to the buyer.
We charge a one off advertising fee payable once you are happy with the advert – Our current advertising fee is £250, we just ask you to contact us when your business has sold so we can remove it.
Agents can charge around £8,000 as their commission on the sale – we do not.