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7 ways to use your downtime to get ready for reopening

7 ways to use your downtime to get ready for reopening

Although many restaurant businesses have found creative ways to stay open and serve customers during this highly unexpected time, some have temporarily shut their doors. If you find yourself in an empty restaurant, bar or cafe, why not use this closure as an opportunity to make improvements? When you reopen, you’ll be starting back up on the right foot, in the best shape possible.

COVID-19 – How OpsBase is taking care of staff and supporting customers

COVID-19 – How OpsBase is taking care of staff and supporting customers

Working from home, supporting customers financially and providing operations templates to fight COVID-19. While all of our customers are affected by the crisis, our hospitality customers are seeing the most extreme impact, with many forced to close their doors entirely. In order to do our part to alleviate the financial stress and minimise operational impact, we have given all customers a payment holiday so they are able to focus on what’s important without needing to worry about payments to OpsBase.

Is there technology to make HACCP compliance easier?

Is there technology to make HACCP compliance easier?

One of the most notable things about the technological age and progress over the last 10 to 15 years is just how many industries are using smart technology for their daily operations. For some industries, it was to be expected, whereas for others the shift was quite surprising. One industry that did experience a shift is food and beverage. With the rise of debit and credit cards becoming the prime method of payment for are lot of people across the world, restaurant and other food businesses...

Do you need digital audits?

Do you need digital audits?

We’ll get straight to it; digital audits make businesses more efficient and allows colleagues to communicate with each other easily and effectively. A solution that’s centralised automates many manual auditing procedures that means businesses can increase their operational efficiency including health and safety, and quality standards. Put differently, businesses could begin by just wanting to transfer their paper audits to digital, but they may start gaining many other benefits including...

Using the same mop to clean the toilets and kitchen? That’s cheeky, Nando’s

Using the same mop to clean the toilets and kitchen? That’s cheeky, Nando’s

The term ‘cheeky Nando’s’ became a chicken bone of contention across English speaking social media a few years ago. Of course, in the UK, we knew what it meant. When you go for a Nando’s, but it’s cheeky. Maybe you’re shopping and get hungry and then end up going to Nando’s. It’s a little treat you couldn’t have foreseen at the start of your day. A welcome addition to your trip. Cheeky, you could say. Comedian Jack Whitehall even has a bit about it, concrete proof that it’s now fully embedded...

How to make your Facebook small food business legally compliant

How to make your Facebook small food business legally compliant

From latin american dishes in plastic Tupperware tubs, to multi-coloured donuts and vegan tiffin boxes, the Facebook marketplace seems to have turned into the social media platform’s very own world food buffet. There are dishes seemingly from every cuisine, some mouth-watering and others you'd probably want to follow up with a mouthful of water. Entrepreneurial cooks across Britain are seeing the shop feature on the platform as a money-making opportunity, bringing their kitchen creations to...

What does health and safety look like in 2020?

What does health and safety look like in 2020?

Flying automobiles, life-like robots, smart homes and smart keys to open its doors – going off the various films that tried to predict the future of the world in the 1980s you could say we’re years ahead but way behind. Nobody ever predicted Instagram and we have that, but we haven’t yet been able to provide flying cars for the masses, although the technology is getting there. Not surprisingly, of all the technological advancements these films tried to predict, not even Blade Runner (what do...

Nul points for Johnson’s proposed immigration system

Nul points for Johnson’s proposed immigration system

While Brexit and the vote that led to it continues to defy generalisations, it is fair to say that the inherently international hospitality and food manufacturing sectors were never it's biggest fan. Which adds to the sense of injustice that it is hard to pick a sector that will be more adversely hit by Johnson's war on what the government choose to call the 'low skilled'. As with much Brexit related, what is said and what will actually come to pass has only a passing relationship,...

6 Ways to improve productivity in the workplace

6 Ways to improve productivity in the workplace

We’re confident when we say that every business wants to find the secret to higher employee productivity. To have a happy, healthy, efficient and hardworking workforce is the dream, right? So, with that in mind, we’ve explored some of the methods you can employ to ensure your people and other business resources are being effectively employed for maximum innovation and output. Without further ado, here are six ideas to consider. 1. Invest in training Want to know how to be more productive at...

Want your warehouse to be safe? Avoid these mistakes

Want your warehouse to be safe? Avoid these mistakes

There is no one way to manage warehouse operations but there are mistakes that need to be avoided to keep workspaces safe. Read on to find out what they are. Incorrect lifting techniques It’s no surprise back injuries are one of the main hazards for anyone working within the warehouse environment. Not only can they decrease productivity, they can also keep employees out of action for a long time depending on the severity. The problem often occurs because staff haven’t been trained correctly so...

Technology in food manufacturing

Technology in food manufacturing

There are French harmonics in the background and machines stand over a silver car on a production line mimicking the work of an artist liberally illustrating patterns over a vehicle’s bodywork. All becomes clear when you realise the car is in-fact a Citroen Picasso and the television ad is a clever nod to the artist the car is named after. Not quite the life of Pablo himself but a showcase for a new kind of painter – a mechanical arm, coded to perform flourishes and finishes. Whilst the scene...

FAM Trips: The Dos & The Don’ts

FAM Trips: The Dos & The Don’ts

For the hospitality industry, familiarisation trips are a key part of the year for third-party travel agents and event bookers. After all, how can we expect a third-party company to sell a hotel if they don’t know know the area as well as the hotel itself? It’s no easy task to create a fam trip that will leave a lasting memory with the people in attendance, but there are some simple dos and don’ts that should ensure you get off to the right start. Timing Timing is everything. Think about the...

5 of the most common injuries and accidents in the workplace

5 of the most common injuries and accidents in the workplace

It goes without saying all businesses want to avoid injuries in the workplace. Firstly, because of the impact on employees’ well-being and secondly because of the massive financial costs involved through absences at work. That can be especially significant for small business owners and makes taking the proper precautions for health and safety so important. According to the latest statistics provided by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) there were 650,208 injuries sustained within the...

Identifying barriers to effective team communication

Identifying barriers to effective team communication

We’re confident it will come as no surprise that there’s a huge importance on effective communication in the workplace, no matter what industry you work in. Whether your staff represent a variety of cultures, languages, ages and more, you will want to make sure that communication is crystal-clear for everyone, as this will go a long way in helping you to run a successful business. In this post, we’ve identified 7 common barriers to effective communication and how you can overcome these. In...

How to keep your employees accountable to health and safety

How to keep your employees accountable to health and safety

It’s often thought when it comes to employee accountability for health and safety it’s enough for them to be responsible for the tasks they have been assigned to, to perform to the standards of their job and show up on time. We know that isn't enough and we also know to get employees fully engaged and accountable it can take some work, though by giving ownership to them you can make it happen. Giving employees ownership There are four easy steps to giving employees ownership and empowering...

Communicating a refurbishment

Communicating a refurbishment

Refurbishments form an integral part of the hospitality industry. After all, if businesses let their rooms, restaurant or communal areas lose appeal, key customers will start to filter off to competitors. It’s not just about replacing a broken lampshade here or a cracked tile there. It’s about keeping on top of ongoing interiors trends and making your establishment as visually appealing as possible. Once a business has made a decision to refurbish a large area, it’s imperative to communicate...

Staff turnover in hospitality: Tips on how to retain your employees

Staff turnover in hospitality: Tips on how to retain your employees

From meeting new people and making a customer’s day to exciting work and ample opportunities for progression, we know first-hand that a career in hospitality can be incredibly rewarding. Despite Brexit woes, the hospitality industry continues to grow and 2019 saw the revival of the pub; with the number of bars and pubs rising for the first time in a decade. Yet despite the perks, holding on to talented staff can be a significant challenge for some restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars. So much so...

National Apprenticeship Week: Why choose a career in hospitality

National Apprenticeship Week: Why choose a career in hospitality

Right, let’s get straight to it. Hospitality is the third biggest industry in the UK and it’s only growing. That's a fact. There are going to be lots of jobs available and opportunities for progression and, should you choose this path, you’re going to spend a working life surrounded by experiences igniting the senses. Another fact. In less than 20 years’ time, when you’ll be fully marinated in a career of opportunity, there will be almost 900,000 hotel rooms in the UK alone. That’s a lot of...

How to get issues in the workplace resolved quickly

How to get issues in the workplace resolved quickly

The quicker you can tackle an issue, the better it is for your business. Whether that’s trying to fix a small problem like a sticking door or something larger such as a pipe leak, these need to be resolved efficiently and quickly so they cause minimum disruption to workplace operations. Of course, all businesses want to resolve issues in the shortest possible time but we know it’s not always that easy despite best efforts. Nevertheless, there are ways to make sure issues are always resolved...

How to encourage breakfast sales while keeping costs low

How to encourage breakfast sales while keeping costs low

It’s easy to see how breakfast sales get overlooked. In hotels and restaurants that are busy for lunch and in the evenings, all man-power is directed towards those key times. What you might not know is that it can be a key driver for sales if done correctly. Hotels may have noticed a decline in breakfast uptake in recent years as people snub paying an excess and choose to go to local businesses for breakfast instead. Here’s how to can encourage sales while keeping costs low: Quality It’s not...

FAM Trips: The Dos & The Don’ts

FAM Trips: The Dos & The Don’ts

For the hospitality industry, familiarisation trips are a key part of the year for third-party travel agents and event bookers. After all, how can we expect a third-party company to sell a hotel if they don’t know know the area as well as the hotel itself? It’s no...

Communicating a refurbishment

Communicating a refurbishment

Refurbishments form an integral part of the hospitality industry. After all, if businesses let their rooms, restaurant or communal areas lose appeal, key customers will start to filter off to competitors. It’s not just about replacing a broken lampshade here or a...

A delectable 5* Food Hygiene Rating rating for Delicious Labs

A delectable 5* Food Hygiene Rating rating for Delicious Labs

In order to stay at the forefront of manufacturing advancements and customer demand, Delicious Labs knew that traditional pen and paper wouldn’t do the trick. With a short time to launch and absolute need for a platform that fully fulfilled his compliance needs, they turned to OpsBase for a solution. After implementing OpsBase in to their daily operations, Delicious Labs received a 5* rating. This is what they have to say.

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Our new London home

Our new London home

After several months of pushing the limits of mobile working, we are thrilled to have opened our new base in London's fashionable Paddington. As we are growing the team weekly at the moment, we've gone for WeWork, which allows us to regularly upgrade as we bring on the next platoon of fresh faces.The roof garden and complimentary beer had no impact on our decision. Michael has launched a number of innovative technology products, spanning SaaS to Recruitment, Events and Hospitality....

We’ve arrived! Welcome to our new website

Today we are launching the all-new OpsBase website and brand, publicly unveiling for the first time our product itself. It outlines all our launch functionality, what we're about and how to reach our teams. Thanks to our marketing department and our agencies who's worked tirelessly to get it ready. We hope you like it. Daily task management, issue resolution and team communications, all from one platform. OpsBase software is designed for busy restaurants bars, hotels and retailers. Manage your...

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