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5th March 2024

Stocktake UK Offers New Hospitality Career Opportunities As Pub Closures Rise

SKIPTON, UK. 5th March, 2024 – Hospitality stocktaking specialists, Stocktake UK has announced the launch of a new franchise programme designed to help hospitality managers impacted by the growing number of pub closures. With over 500 pubs closing in 2023, according to the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), the initiative aims to harness the skills and experience of former pub and hospitality managers, offering them business opportunities within their chosen industry.

Over recent years there has been unprecedented strain on the hospitality industry, with many businesses succumbing to the dual pressures of rising operational costs and changing demands from customers seeking better service and increased value for money. This has left many skilled professionals seeking alternative career opportunities. Stocktake UK’s franchise programme enables hospitality professionals to utilise those skills in a viable business venture.

Stocktake UK’s Franchise Offer

As part of its goal to help those affected by closures, Stocktake UK is inviting experienced managers and others from the broader hospitality sector to join its national network of professional stock auditors. The franchise opportunity comes with an average turnover of around £50,000 per year, with the company’s top franchise partners earning over £125,000.

For an initial investment starting at £11,999 plus VAT, franchisees will receive comprehensive training, all necessary equipment and a steady flow of leads from Stocktake UK’s head office. The offer is designed to appeal to individuals seeking to be their own boss and who want to work regular hours instead of the long and unsociable hours normally associated with the hospitality industry.

Andrew Consterdine, Managing Director, at Stocktake UK said, “Stocktake UK is committed to helping those hit hardest by the recent challenges in the hospitality sector. Our franchise offers people a chance to rebuild their careers within an industry they are familiar with, and with the support of a company that values their experience and skills. We’re not just offering a career; we’re offering a completely new way of life.”

The franchise programme is aimed at individuals with a background in hospitality but who are looking for a change in career direction. The company believes that their extensive hands-on experience will be invaluable in providing high-quality stocktaking services to hospitality businesses across the UK. However, extensive stocktaking experience is not required, as full training is provided. This will cover everything from the use of bespoke stocktaking software, developed in-house, to effective business management practices.

Those interested in becoming a franchise partner are encouraged to contact Stocktake UK or download the franchise brochure and application form from the company website,


About Stocktake UK

Stocktake UK is a leading provider of professional stocktaking services to the hospitality industry. It caters for pubs, bars, restaurants, hotels and other hospitality businesses, with corporate clients including regional pub companies and prestigious hotel and restaurant groups. With over 25 years of experience, the company prides itself on delivering exceptional service to its clientele and support to its nationwide network of franchisees.

For further information, please contact one of our Company Directors:

Andrew Consterdine or Mike Smith
01756 793208

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