At S4Labour we work with over 100 of Britain’s best hospitality organisations, ranging from award-winning single site and small multi-site operators right up to some of the country’s best-loved national brands.

There are numerous reasons why they find us to be the perfect partner in ensuring their sustained success, but don’t just take our word for it, here are six reasons to work with S4Labour, backed up by testimonials from six of the very best operators around.


1 – Control Labour Spend

With rent increases, business rent hikes, and a rise in commodity prices all too familiar to today’s hospitality industry, keeping costs down in other areas can be critical to profitability. Labour is often the biggest cost to operators, but one that can be typically reduced without diminishing sales by identifying overstaffing and promoting better deployment. S4Labour makes this easy, leading to savings of 10% on annual labour spend for many of our clients.

“Since the introduction of S4Labour we have had total control over our labour, allowing us to make educated decisions on staffing. It is the best addition to our set-up that we have made this year.” – Patrick Gray, Ops Director, Kua Aina

2 – Drive Record Sales

S4Labour is not just a tool for reducing overstaffing. By using its intuitive labour demand graph to identify and rectify overstaffing, its users can drive increased sales by ensuring attentive service and maximised upselling opportunities. Record sales, coupled with tight controls on labour, result in maximum profitability. 

“Your labour system is doing wonders at City Pub Co – well done!” – John Roberts, Founder, City Pub Company.

3 – Improve HR Processes

People are at the heart of any hospitality operation. S4Labour’s extensive HR module allows users to quickly and easily manage the human side of their business, making everything from managing holiday accrual to staff contracts run more efficiently than ever before. 

“We couldn’t have won without S4Labour” – Chris Carsons, CEO, Deviate Bars, Winner of Best Turnaround at the Great British Pub Awards 2017


4 – A Fully Integrated System

We understand the numerous systems that contribute to running a successful hospitality business. We partner with EPoS firms, training providers, payroll bureaus, property management systems, and others to ensure our clients have a seamless, integrated solution.

“We use Zonal for our EPoS system, and the fact that S4Labour run a seamless integration with Zonal for importing sales figures has always been a real benefit. Our accountant has found S4Labour’s payroll export to be a hassle-free way of ensuring staff are paid correctly and on time.” – Clive Price, Managing Director, Barons Pub Co. 


5 – Designed by Operators for Operators

S4Labour was created by people with a wealth of hospitality industry experience across all industry sectors, with our management team having held senior positions at leading brands including Mitchells & Butlers, Whitbread, and ASK Italian. 

“It is clear that the program has been designed by actual restaurateurs for true life operations, as opposed to theoretical programs that serve very little purpose in the real world. This is a very refreshing change.”  – James Kerry, Owner, The Winery

6 – Quality Ongoing Relationship

Our clients regularly tell us how much they value the quality of the ongoing relationship they have with S4Labour’s people. With first-rate trainers, account managers dedicated to helping your business succeed, and a seven day support desk service, an experienced professional is always on hand to help you get the best results. 

“The training provided was extremely efficient and help and support has been ongoing. S4Labour is  a key tool in our labour management and in increasing our productivity and efficiency.” Darren Rumbelow, Operations Manager, Albion & East, Part of Imbiba Partnership



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