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

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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Posted by - Last updated: Tuesday July 17th 2018

What We Learned At Propel Multi Club Summer Conference

We were privileged to sponsor the Propel Multi Club Summer Conference that took place a couple of weeks ago. The day presented a range of insightful talks from industry leaders and entrepreneurial talent, whilst the evening offered a chance for networking with peers, new and old. Exploring untapped markets, expanding at carefully considered rates, and […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Monday July 09th 2018

Great British Pub Awards Nominations for Eight S4Labour Customers

No fewer than eight venues using S4Labour have been nominated as finalists across six categories for the Great British Pub Awards 2018.  The latest round of judging has now been completed, and representatives from the eight venues will now take their place at the prestigious awards night in September, hoping to scoop category wins ranging […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Tuesday July 03rd 2018

Impressive June Sales for S4Labour Customers

June was a superb month for sales for S4Labour customers, our latest analysis has found.  Research into over 100 organisations across all industry sectors revealed that average like for like revenues were up 5.4%. Recent fine weather and the start of the World Cup are likely factors in the increase, with drink sales 6.7% and food sales […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Tuesday July 03rd 2018

Top Tips for Labour Planning

Writing a good rota is in equal parts a science and an art. S4Labour can take the guesswork out of scheduling the optimal number of employees to work at any hour of the day, but the most effective operators will couple this insight with a keen eye for balancing the needs of the business and […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Thursday June 21st 2018

Wake Up and Smell the Better Labour Deployment

S4Labour is equally effective across all styles of hospitality business.  We recently rolled out S4Labour into BEAR, a fresh hybrid concept where chic cafe meets lively bar with a side order of delicious home-cooked food. BEAR, who recently opened their third venue, have grand plans for expansion, and will use S4Labour to provide the foundations […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Wednesday June 06th 2018

Top Tips for World Cup Success

Nothing captures the imagination of the British public quite like the World Cup. The month-long festival of football – inevitably bringing disappointment in England and delight for fans in other parts of the UK – never fails to create a sustained party atmosphere. The potential for hospitality operators to capitalise is huge, especially those in […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Tuesday June 05th 2018

We’re Welcoming Three New Recruits

S4Labour is expanding quickly. We enjoyed 60% sales growth in last year and have recently helped high-profile operators including Revolution Bars, Oakman Inns & Restaurants, and Butcombe Brewery roll out our software. As our business grows, we are committed to bringing in the best people to work on our team. This ensures we will continue […]

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