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Regular updates on the news from the hospitality sector from Catton Hospitality.

Posted by - Last updated: Wednesday January 09th 2019

We’re Recruiting – Five Great Opportunities to Join Catton Hospitality

Due to our continued success we are currently looking for positive, professional and fun people to join us! We have vacancies for five new positions: Business Manager – Hotel & Specialist Product Manager – Shift Success Product Manager – Forecasting/Reporting Customer Success Team  – Account Controller – Training & Implementation Manager The full job descriptions for […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Monday January 07th 2019

Top Tips for a Successful Dry January

After an indulgent festive period, many will aim to kick-start a healthier lifestyle and limit their alcohol intake for “Dry January”. Studies estimate that over 4 million people plan to stop drinking for the first month of 2019. A cut back on spending and calories from customers makes it a difficult time of year for […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Thursday January 03rd 2019

Impressive December Sales for S4Labour Customers

December was another excellent month for operators. Following strong November sales, December like-for-likes were up 4.5%, according to an analysis of more than 100 organisations that use S4Labour software. Wet-led venues enjoyed a 3.9% boost in sales, thanks to a 6.5% increase in food sales. Meanwhile, food-focused businesses were the biggest winners overall with a […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Wednesday December 05th 2018

Top Tips- Making the Most of the Festive Season

Christmas is the “most wonderful time of year” for hospitality. After quieter Autumn trading, the festive season brings a surge in demand and a chance to drive repeat custom. The festive atmosphere marks an increase in footfall and a boost to profits. The best operators will exploit this further to maximise revenue in preceding months. […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Tuesday December 04th 2018

Strong Growth in November Sales for S4Labour Customers

November was an excellent month for hospitality, as like-for-like sales were up by 4.7% compared with 2017 levels- according to a study of over 100 hospitality organisations that use S4Labour scheduling, HR and Payroll software. Drink sales were the main driver behind the strong results; the hospitality industry saw a 6.5% increase on 2017’s levels, […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Thursday November 15th 2018

What we Learned at the Propel Autumn Conference

Recently, we were lucky enough to sponsor the Multi Club Conference, the latest in a series of exceptional Propel events. This year’s autumn conference was filled with enlightening talks from a variety of speakers across the hospitality industry. It was a pleasure to spend the day with passionate leaders who genuinely care about what they […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Tuesday November 06th 2018

Dip in October Sales for UK Hospitality

Recent growth in UK hospitality revenues has ceased as October brought a 1% dip in average sales, according to our latest research. Analysis of over 100 organisations that use S4Labour software found the decline was driven by lower food sales, with operators typically seeing a 2% fall. Following a summer of high spending, its likely […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Wednesday October 24th 2018

The Labour Misconception

The labour misconception by Alastair Scott Our CEO, Alastair, highlights the tough period ahead for the hospitality industry. He reflects on “Worrying times”, an article written by Ann Elliott, chief executive of Elliotts, a leading integrated marketing agency in the hospitality and leisure sector. Ann Elliott’s recent article in Propel’s Friday Opinion series was a […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Tuesday October 09th 2018

Rise in September Sales

Food sales drive rise in September sales for S4 Labour customers Like-for-like sales in September were up by 0.5% compared with 2017 levels, according to a study of over 100 hospitality organisations that use S4Labour scheduling and HR software. Food sales were the driving force behind this rise as these operators saw an average 3.5% increase across their […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Tuesday October 09th 2018

Top Tips – Efficient Sunday Lunch

Top Tips for Efficient Sunday Lunch Service At this time of year, people are seeking comforting food in a cosy atmosphere. Autumn brings about a high demand for Sunday lunches and this can be critical to overall profitability. Here’s our top tips for an efficient Sunday lunch service. Staffing up the curve We often speak […]

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