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

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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Posted by - Last updated: Tuesday September 25th 2018

We’re Recruiting – Great Opportunities to Join Catton Hospitality

We’re expanding, and are delighted to be able to advertise for new positions at our Banbury headquarters.  There is currently a vacancy for the role of Account Controller, within our Customer Success team.  The full job description for this position can be found below. To apply for the role please send a CV and covering […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Monday September 03rd 2018

Top Tips – Driving Sales

At S4Labour we are often approached by operators who ask for help controlling costs in their venues. While we can certainly oblige in this, an often overlooked yet equally significant factor in promoting the overall health of a hospitality business is driving increased sales. Here are our top tips. Forecast Sales to Deploy Efficiently  Avoiding […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Monday September 03rd 2018

August Sales Soar for S4Labour Customers

August was another excellent month for S4Labour customers, and the wider UK hospitality industry, our latest research has found. Like for like sales were up on average 3.9% compared to 2017’s revenues, as businesses across all sectors and trading styles enjoyed an increase in both wet and dry takings.  Drink sales were the main driver […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Wednesday August 08th 2018

Top Tips – Preparing for the Sales Downturn

Recent months have been hugely positive for the UK hospitality industry. Our own analysis revealed that, bolstered by fine weather and the World Cup, average June revenues were up 5.4% on 2017. This followed equally impressive May trading and will mean many operators are heading into August feeling flush. As pleasant as it would be […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Thursday August 02nd 2018

Quieter July for UK Hospitality

Following a superb early summer, July was a quieter month for UK hospitality.   May and June both saw like for like sales up in excess of 5%, but this rising trend has been arrested, according to our latest research. Analysis of over 100 organisations using our S4Labour software across all industry sectors found on average […]

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