Advice Hub for cafe and hospitality
There is a lot of information available out there. The Beverage Standards Association can offer help and solutions for people working in the cafe and hospitality area, through the Hub for cafe and hospitality.
We have put together the Hub for cafe and hospitality with a list of business support services. Some of them you will be aware of and even are subscribed to. You may be unaware of what they offer. Therefore, the link for each support service will go through to a specific Coronavirus page.
If you need advice and support to manage your employees and protect your business during this difficult time. Many business owners are feeling confused and anxious, so to support businesses during the coronavirus pandemic the Government announced the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) which may help support your business if you have been forced to close or revise your working practices. To help you navigate the coronavirus outbreak, Mentor has created a 90 day service that provides a range of services and full details are available here.
Added: Thursday, 6th May 2020.
To prepare for the ‘new normal’ we have written a COVID-19 Recovery Guide for you, click the button to get it.
Last week we recorded a video on how to navigate your way through the current crisis to open again stronger and this can be viewed here.
A previous article contained the 10-point action plan which covers.
- Refresh and
These are easy to follow guidelines. They will challenge your business situation. Look at positive ways to reinvigorate your business. And prepare you to be ready when the opportunity arrives to open your days for trading again.
Andrew & Claire are the team behind the success of many well run and profitable independent cafes in the UK & Ireland. As a BSA Member they have put together a check list for cafes and hospitality businesses. This is to help them during these challenging and unprecedented times and can be read here. Therefore, read the article – Positives from Negatives – which will help coffee shop owners focus on the future of their business and offer help to guide them when businesses can reopen.
Possibly you will not be using your espresso machine and coffee grinder for a period of time during the closure period. As a result here is a wide range of useful information on what you should do prior to putting your espresso equipment into a non-operating period.
Water filtration systemsare designed to be used on a continuous basis. If they are taken out of service (shutdown) for an extended period of time for instance, there may be impacts to product performance. BSA Members‘ European Watercare, 3M Water Filtration and BRITA have put together some fact sheets and these can be found here.
The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association (BSA); The Pizza, Pasta & Italian food Association (PAPA) alongside the Cafe Life Association have combined the Government guidelines. This is advice for operators providing takeaway or delivery food services based on the experiences of the pizza industry. The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association invite all retailers to read the advice on the sites below:
- The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association
- The Pizza, Pasta & Italian Food Association
- The Cafe Life
Therefore, The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association has set up an Information Access Plan. This allows individuals to obtain access to all the advice on the BSA website for a single period of 6 months for just £12.
This a guide of suggestions and recommendations to help owners and operators in these challenging times.
About The Help Hub
Hospitality businesses need now, more than ever, a whole range of delivery and takeaway products/services available to them to try and diminish the impact of COVID-19. That’s why we’ve decided to develop a series of
- ideas and helpful links
- blogs and any information that can help these businesses in this difficult time.
Keep your coffee shop “open”, offer your guest digital gift сards. Therefore, Coffee Shop Innovation Expo have together with Diggecard decided to do what they can to help you.
You can sign up for the Diggecard here.
Have a look here and please get in contact if you think you might be able to help them too!
Email Laura.email@example.com for any questions or enquiries you might have.
If your employer requires you to work at home, you can – and have always been able to – claim for increased costs eg, heating and electricity.
Clearly, right now many firms have closed workplaces. This means across the UK millions of staff are temporarily required to work from home, and therefore are eligible to claim for increased costs. HMRC says it will consider claims from employees working at home due to coronavirus measures if their usual workplace is closed. Read the full article here.
If you have any ideas, suggestions or recommendations for the Hub for cafe and hospitality please contact Martyn Herriott on email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep safe and well.