Tuesday 19 April 2016, 8:30pm
The Catering Circle Show
Episode 1, Working with Margins
Live on Channel S TV (SKY 814)

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The Catering Circle held a Roadshow in every major city in the UK to better understand firsthand the issues being faced and listen to our peers within the industry.

 

 

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Top 5 Identified Issues
Oldham

1. Menu Pricing
2. Staff shortages
3. Poor Customer Service
4. Strict Immigration Policies
5. Lack of Operational Expertise.


Newcastle

1. Staff shortages
2. Lack of an official training institute
3. Ineffective cost management
4. Unity required within Curry Industry
5. Inadequate marketing & branding


Edinburgh

1. Staff shortages
2. Lack of IT training
3. Lack of Staff motivation
4. Healthy dish options needed
5. Unity required within Curry Industry


Portsmouth

1. Lack of skilled staff
2. No staff motivation and recognition
3. Government’s strict immigration policy
4. Lack of IT skills and new technologies
5. Lack of interest from younger generation


Cardiff

1. Coping with overheads
2. Unhealthy competition
3. Shortage of skilled workers
4. Inadequate branding and marketing
5. Lack of interest from new generation


Luton

1. Dealing with Immigration Raids
2. Shortage of skilled staff
3. Insufficient training for technologies
4. How to cope with increased overheads
5. Lack of unity and collaboration in the industry


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Bristol

1. Staff Shortages
2. Immigration Raids
3. Unhealthy competition
4. Inadequate PR and marketing
5. Lack of innovative healthy food options,


Birmingham

1. Shortage of skilled workers
2. Ineffective cost-management
3. Lack of unity and collaboration within the catering industry
4. An aggressive monopoly conducted by the order online companies
5. Miscalculating & overestimating profit margins


Essex

1. Menu pricing
2. Unity in the catering industry
3. Lacking of skilled workers
4. Business management according to the latest rate of VAT
5. Aggressive business policy of the online companies


London

From here we’ve moved towards talking about the solutions and taking the first steps in combating all the issues we are facing. From the Roadshows we have identified a number of issues and in each upcoming talk-show of 13 episodes we will examine the topic in detail. Tonight we’ve provided a Taster of how the shows will be broadcast presenting two panel discussions with experts around Staff Shortages and Increasing the Involvement of the Younger Generation.



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