A BUSINESS co-founded by a Wrexham-born entrepreneur is supporting bars, restaurants and cafes in how they operate under Covid-19 guidelines.

Craig Davies, co-founder of seatd (beseatd.com), has been helping English businesses to relaunch over the last few weeks, but since the latest announcement that indoor venues in Wales can open from August 3, Mr Davies has turned his focus closer to home.

He is helping to set up in-venue digital menus which are being offered with no set-up costs or monthly subscriptions to venues in Wales and offers table service and test and trace technology.

Alongside Stephen Powell, from Manchester, and former Google employees, Matt Gibbs and Jack Woodward, the collective launched Seatd on July 4, and have now helped over 100 venues, allowing customers to buy food and drink from their table, as well as registering 10,000 pub-goers for test and trace with the click of a button.

To ensure the best possible experience for guests, no app download or registration is required, just the scanning of a simple QR code at the venue.

Key to the hospitality industry’s success going forward will be ensuring guests are kept safe, but at the same time being provided with a choice as to how they spend their time in a venue.

The web-app will also allow guests to choose what their experience looks like.

Mr Davies said: “Since launching, we’ve already been able to help so many venues operate in a safe and responsible way, but also lending them a hand to get back on their feet.

“I grew up in Wrexham, so Wales is my home country and it means so much to me that I can work closely with the Welsh hospitality industry and ensure much-loved venues are back up and thriving again.

“For venues big or small, this technology can really help. There’s absolutely no set-up costs or ongoing contracts, and it’s really easy to use. Businesses can literally be up-and-running in a matter of minutes.”

Alongside seatd, Craig Davies and Stephen Powell are co-founders of the award-winning Viper app, with over three years experience in creating and operating hospitality technology.

For more information on seatd, please visit: https://beseatd.com