Find My Rep today announced the launch of their new platform – aimed at helping independent business owners find support and contacts. Find My Rep connects owners of pubs/bars, restaurants and cafes etc. with over 200 suppliers, distributors and wholesalers in the UK. The platform is available free to support hospitality businesses once they are allowed to reopen on the 4th of July.
With Find My Rep, independents can find and contact businesses in accordance to their needs. The platform allows users to establish relationships, request support and encourages the industry to work together. The timing of our launch feels like it could not have come at a better time. Especially during the current climate, independent establishments in the hospitality industry need support.
“We have worked as representatives for some of the largest distributors in the world, supporting independent businesses across different industries such as hospitality and FMCG. We have helped many independents grow their business and revenue simply by listening; understanding their needs, supplying the tools and offering support and guidance to help them ultimately improve. Something we often realised was that many business owners were not taking advantage of the support readily available to them, typically because they were not aware or simply because representatives of large distributors and wholesalers were not visiting them. With Find My Rep, we want to ensure that every voice gets heard, no matter where you are or the size of your business, everyone deserves the right support – now more than ever” said one of the co-founders.
There are some real challenges ahead for the hospitality industry in the UK, with restaurant and pub sales down 55% at the start of lockdown in March (Statista, 2020). The loss in total revenue from COVID-19 means that collaboration and innovation will be key to survive in the foreseeable future.
“The way in which businesses will have to operate will be a completely new landscape for everyone. The industry has to work together to support and guide independents through a difficult period. With Find My Rep we hope to help them achieve this by offering a free directory of suppliers and distributors across the country that they can reach out to.”
Source: Find My Rep