Edinburgh startup Pour aims to help Scotland’s hospitality industry get back on its feet. It has created a new app based mobile ordering platform that enables users to order and pay through their smartphone in the pub, bar, restaurant or café they are in, without a break in their conversation.
Created by two Scottish entrepreneurs, Ian Martin and Paul Kirkland, Pour allows businesses to replicate their food and drinks menu and take contact free orders through their own branded hub in the app, which automatically sends the orders directly to the bar, restaurant or café to be prepared and served by the establishment’s staff, to the customers table or takeaway collection point.
Says Ian Martin, “We can help pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes get back on their feet by facilitating contact free table service, takeaway collection and local delivery” explains Ian. “and we’re waiving all platform fees for the foreseeable future to support businesses in this sector as they reopen.”
Grant funding support from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK has helped pour accelerate platform development and launch initially in Scotland, before rolling out nationally thereafter.
Executive Chair, Innovate UK, Dr Ian Campbell, said: “Businesses from all over the UK have answered our call rapidly to meet the challenges we face today and in the future through the power of innovation. The ideas we have seen can truly make a significant impact on society, improve the lives of individuals, especially those in vulnerable groups and enable businesses to prosper in challenging circumstances.”
The platform is launching in August, businesses can get in touch to find out more about the platform and how it works by clicking on https://www.pourit.co.uk/contact and customers can sign up for updates https://www.pourit.co.uk/patrons