It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for! Around 45,000 pubs have reopened today following the lifting of COVID restrictions by PM Boris Johnson. It is estimated that 104 million people will return to hospitality venues this week giving a much needed £2.5bn boost to sales. Today alone almost 13.6 million people will visit pubs and restaurants across the country. In encouraging news it is predicted that hospitality will see a quick and strong recovery with an increase in sales of over 63% compared to last year and a bumper 2022. (Research for VoucherCodes.co.uk conducted by the Centre for Retail Research)
The British Beer & Pub Association are however urging the government to remain committed to lifting all restrictions on 21st June given that some venues are still unable to open due to the social distancing restrictions and the requirement for table service. BBPA chief executive Emma McClarkin said: “This is by no means the end of the crisis for our sector. We need pubs fully reopened without any restrictions at all on 21 June if they are to survive and trade viably. The countdown to freedom, and recovery, is on.”
Switch4Profit are delighted to have helped so many of our clients through lockdown and proud to see so many reopening this week. We’ve helped existing clients to reduce overheads and been extremely busy bringing on a raft of new clients with monthly rolling contracts, low rates, brand new terminals with outstanding connectivity, next day settlement, EPOS integration and a whole host of other benefits. We look forward to helping more and more businesses get out of long, expensive contracts for old technology and onto much better deals for state of the art card terminals.
Please contact us for a free review of your merchant services. If we can’t help you we’ll tell you straight, but on average we save our customers 42% on their monthly bills as well as upgrading terminals. We can also advise on EPOS, order and pay at table apps and even reduce utility bills.
We want to see our pubs thriving and we’ll do all we can to do our part to make it happen.
Good luck to all pubs today. We’ll certainly be heading to the pub after work!
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This is a guest blog written by Switch4Profit.