Shrewsbury IT firm offers free app for Shropshire pubs reopening

Shrewsbury based IT business Shropshire ITC were thrilled to hear about the governments easing of lockdown restrictions for the hospitality industry and got to thinking how they could possibly look to assist local pubs who may struggle to cope with the restrictions the government have placed upon them.

A keen pub goer, Vince Dovey spoke to a number of local pubs about the new rules and it was clear that the collection of customers contact data and the requirement for table service were likely to cause the most problems for the more traditional independent pub.

Taking this on board, Vince and the team have built a simple to use app for pubs to use to take and store customers details and also to allow customers to place orders from their tables, and they are in the process of contacting local pubs to offer them the app.

MD, Vince Dovey said “ Whilst we at Shropshire ITC all enjoy a pint in a lovely local pub, we know that the regulations put in place by the government were likely to be an issue for a number of smaller pubs who, lets face it, have had an incredibly tough time over the last 3 months. So we got to thinking about what we could do to help landlords out and the assist these community assets to get back on their feet. As such, Shropshire ITC are delighted to be able to offer this simple to use app to any pub in the county who may need it. What’s more we will be offering this app completely free of charge!”

“Although a small gesture, we hope that we will in some way be able to help out some of Shropshire’s great pubs to recover from what has been an incredibly testing period”

"We have a great team here at Shropshire ITC and the product has been developed incredibly quickly by Mike Minton and Aden Lord at our Shrewsbury offices and both are incredibly excited with the final product."