Cityserve launches cashless and pre-ordering system in schools

10/01/2019 - 08:44
Birmingham-based school caterer, Cityserve, has introduced a cashless payment and pre-ordering system at its client sites, claiming to save schools 'around' £5,000 a year.

Offered free to all Cityserve schools in Birmingham and beyond, the new sQuid Dinner Money and sQuid SchoolPay systems means there will be no cash-handling for school meals moving forward.

Highlights include: ‘faster and easier’ to manage catering and other school payments; reduced administration time; cost savings; improved efficiency; and easier to budget.

Head of commercial development at Cityserve, Brian Cape, said: “Ofsted has already seen the benefits of this system, including improved communication to parents, removing the issue of cash-handling in schools and reducing waste.

“Cityserve Pay eliminates the need to count, reconcile and bank cash as all payments are made online - saving schools time and money - while the use of interactive whiteboard ordering in class increases meal take-up and reduces queue times. And that’s before you get to the waste reduction and environmental impact of schools.

“If we can sign up 200 schools, that would equate to £1 million saved from the education budget, which is great for the council, great for the schools involved and ultimately great for parents, who will benefit from a simpler way of organising and paying for their children’s meals.”

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