Oldham pub closed down after repeated breaches of social distancing guidelines. @OldhamCouncil sd the Granby Arms pub in Uppermill had had up to 100 people drinking outside and opened for drinkers when all other pubs were closed during the lockdown. https://twitter.com/bbcnwt/status/1296480591328808960?s=12
HSADD says: WHY o WHY, do certain premises decide to drag the rest of the hardworking pubs and clubs into the press like this??!! It is hard enough to even break even and staying within the rules without every member of the public believing that all operators are just there to break the rules. On this occasion, I can find zero sympathies for the DPS and owners here.
HSADD Ltd with it’s software solutions to help venues has had to watch and take part in this COVID infection, we have not been able to trade the same with 70% of our business directly being the night time economy.
When the 23rd March arrived and within 3 days we did nothing but get cancellation notices for Direct Debit. Did it hurt, absolutely, Did we demand part-payments, holding fees etc – absolutely NOT, we totally understand the stress venues are up against.
Did we sit back? NO I through my knowledge behind the likes of #NDML and #NTIA and Mike Kill as I could see the work they were putting in to help independent venues, the very source of my knowledge for the past 30+ years. Venues needed help, guidance, encouragement and most of all more than a small number needed to just talk it through!.
We, with our software partners. MYSMARTBAR was designed and built the table service App from scratch, the only requirement we made was that it MUST be affordable for every small or large venue. This was achieved and the system is now live and running.
We adapted ISITCHECKED to help venues with our system to handle Track and Trace, our Clients paid nothing extra for this – WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU, is becoming more like a moto!
The bottom line is that we at HSADD Ltd have been side by side with many venues, I have spoken to numerous operators some for just practical operational advice, some needing a sympathetic ear, some even more desperate, hopefully at the end of each and every conversation, I sensed that I had helped the person in some way or other.