Fourth
Press/News: 2012/2011
All the latest news and events in the world of Fourth

February 2012


Tony Macaroni, operators of the Tony Macaroni restaurants in Scotland and Nardini's, one of Scotland's oldest restaurants, have implemented the people system, fnb manager and bureau services to reduce their cost of sales by a minimum of 1-2%.

Adamson, a new opening in St Andrews, has chosen Fourth's people system, fnb manager and bureau services for total cost management.

Boisdale has added to its suite of Fourth products by replacing its previous manual system with the people system upon recommendation by Gaucho and Davy's.

International high end coffee house operator C House has an exclusive worldwide agreement to implement the entire Fourth solution into all its franchises - including Romania, France, Cyprus, Canada, UAE, and the Dominican Republic.

Ed's Easy Diner has added to its range of Fourth solutions by implementing star chef menu and recipe engineering and Buzzworks added the Payroll module to its people system.

Parkview Homes have adopted the people system and Payroll to help manage its growing estate of care homes.

The Arts Club has implemented the people system to optimise its people and deliver HMRC compliance and Sketch has added biometric time and attendance to its existing Fourth suite.

Further operators opting for Fourth products also include Restaurant Associates and Teacup.

New suppliers integrating with trade simple included Leathams, NH Case, Business Essentials and General Catering Services.

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January 2012


Buzzworks has signed up for people system with in-house payroll and fnb manager. This progressive group of six Scottish restaurants relied on manual systems, but, impressed with what they knew about the Fourth system's proven capacity for business optimisation, they implemented the full suite of Fourth products.

Marbella Club - this internationally famous hotel in Spain has chosen Fourth to manage and control its inventory.

Lupita, the Mexican restaurant is planning to make significant improvements to its margins using Fourth's fnb manager.

Other new companies to choose Fourth to help them optimise their businesses include Sticks n Sushi and Obika.

Existing Fourth customer SoS has added people system to its existing products, and others to increase their investment in Fourth include Bill Granger, Konditor and Cook and Paul UK.

New suppliers integrating with trade simple included AG Barr, Total Produce, British Premium Meats and SFD.

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December 2011


Principal Hayley is the latest in a long list of large hotel groups to opt for Fourth. A fully integrated system of HR, biometric time and attendance, scheduling and payroll will streamline their processes while the labour planning aspect is expected to make a difference of 2% to labour costs.

The recently reopened Embassy Club in London, one of Mark Fuller's high profile private members clubs, have implemented Fourth systems throughout the business. Fourth was the only system that could deliver the deliver the level of analysis required.

Opening in mid-May 2012, after extensive refurbishment work, 5 Hertford Street will be an exclusive private members club in the heart of Mayfair. The operation will be powered by Fourth systems for all aspects of stock control, purchasing, labour and payroll.

2011 summer sensation Pitt Cue Co has taken its US BBQ concept indoors and opened its first outlet in London's Soho. The recent winner of the Time Out Restaurant of the Week has chosen Fourth to optimise stock management, staff management and payroll.

Jamie's Italian has added biometric time and attendance module to their suite of Fourth products. Jamie's are among a rapidly growing group of visionary restaurant operators using T&A to cut out unnecessary cost.

Other new companies to choose Fourth to help them optimise their businesses include Caffé Oz, Eighty Six Restaurant, Cotidie, Spice Market and Tea Monkey.

New suppliers integrating with trade simple included 3663, Booker, Waverley, Nibblers UK and Simon Jersey.

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November 2011


Fourth has replaced Caring Homes' existing incumbent to implement the full suite of HR, Scheduling, biometric time and attendance and payroll processing using Fourth's award-winning bureau services. The largest privately owned care homes group in the UK anticipates the Fourth system will dramatically reduce the cost of labour and the cost of payroll processing. Crucially, Caring Homes will benefit from proactive visibility of the right staff cover at the right time thus meeting all healthcare compliance requirements.

Peyton & Byrne, the high profile caterers, has chosen Fourth's fnb manager to replace its manual systems to deliver significant operational savings.

Worldwide hotel operator ALROV to has signed up to implement the Fourth systems across their hotels in Israel, France, the Conservatorium in Netherlands, and the eagerly awaited opening of the Café Royal. fnb manager and people system will now be used to manage and control the cost of sales and wage cost across the estate.

Fergus Henderson's team at the St John Restaurant has chosen Fourth people system and bureau services in order to manager its exciting and diverse business and the associated complexities.

Leon de Bruxelles recently opened their first London site at 1 Cambridge Circus, and have chosen Fourth's people system and bureau services to support their ambitious expansion plans.

Aramark has been using Fourth for fully electronic purchase to pay across the entire supply chain for many years. In order to achieve the same levels of purchasing compliance and operational efficiencies, and to avoid the need for excessive accountancy resource, Aramark will be extending the use of trade simple for their exciting Olympics contract.

Boparan (operators of Harry Ramsden's and Fishworks) have added fnb manager to their existing suite of Fourth products. This enables them to fully integrate ordering, stock control and recipes, aiming to achieve a 2% reduction in cost of sales.

Other new companies to choose Fourth to help them optimise their businesses include The Quarter Group, Mari Vanna and Café Pasta.

Other existing Fourth customers who have increased their investment in Fourth products include Azure and Busaba.

New suppliers integrating with Trade Simple included Wild Harvest.

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September 2011


Another of the large London hotel properties, Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill , signs up for Fourth's people system with the requirement to fully integrate all of HR, scheduling, T&A, training and payroll processing in the one system. Gordon Ramsay extends the use of all Fourth Systems to be used in the exciting new opening of Bread Street Kitchen.

GBK extends the use of people system to continue to optimise and control all labour spend. Itsu, having been a customer for the trade simple purchase-to-pay product, now extends the use of Fourth systems to cover HR, scheduling, T&A with people system. Novus Leisuretrade simple for purchase-to-pay and invoice management, and star chef for recipes and nutrition, for their Balls Brothers acquisition. New Asian/Italian Mayfair restaurant Novikov signs up for fnb manager to control all purchasing and stock.

Other business wins include Bianco's Restaurant and PizzaLuxe, while existing customers increasing their investment in Fourth products include Fresh Element, The Clerk and Well and Bistroteque.

New and existing suppliers signing up for, or extending their use of, trade simple: Enterprise Foods, Justerini & Brooks, Matthew Algie, Sovereign Partners and Town & Country Fine Foods.

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August 2011


Jamie's Italian suppliers extend their receipt of orders electronically from Fourth, further reducing the use of fax and email transmission. Leon, good users of fnb manager for many years, signs up for people system to replace separate processes for HR, scheduling and payroll. Magnolia Bakery, of Sex and The City fame, has signed up for star chef of all its recipe and menu engineering and nutritional calculation requirements for its three and fast growing outlets.

The Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, after having effectively used people system and payroll bureau to control all HR processes and labour costs, extends the use of the system to cover recruitment management and staff training management. The Town House Co in Edinburgh takes on people system and payroll system to optimise all of HR, scheduling and payroll processing. Union Jacks, Jamie Oliver's exciting new venture, signs up to use people system, payroll bureau and fnb manager to optimise control of all stock and staff from day one.

Other business wins include Adam & Eve pubs, Aurelia Restaurants, Caring Homes, Good Table & Cheer, The Arts Club and TM Restaurants Motherwell.

Existing customers increasing their investment in Fourth products include Gioma, and new and existing suppliers signing up for, or extending their use of, trade simple include Aslotel, Fresh Fields Foods, Jackson's (Clear Glass), Oliver Kay Produce (Rediveg), Sweet Ideas and Tazaki Foods.

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July 2011


Jamie Oliver's Fifteen has successfully used fnb manager to control COS for some time, and now signs up to use people system and payroll bureau to ensure costs are managed as effectively as possible. Duddingston Leisure have a night club, a hotel, two bars and a nursery in Edinburgh, and takes people system to lower labour costs, get head office control and visibility, and reduce head count by one.

The brand new Hippodrome Casino in being opened by The One Group and will use fnb manager and people system from day one to control all labour stock and purchasing. Ping Pong takes fnb manager to the US for their Washington outlets and extend the use of Fourth's database managed services too. RAC Club, happy users of fnb manager for stock control and purchasing, signs up to people system for hr, scheduling, T&A and payroll.

Other business wins include Jersey Pottery Restaurants, Mintballs, South Sands Hotel.

Existing customers increasing their investment in Fourth products include Cabana Restaurants, Fullers, Smith & Turner and The Spencer Arms.

New and existing suppliers signing up for, or extending their use of, trade simple: Direct Seafoods, Liberty Wines, Lockhart Catering Equipment and UYR.

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June 2011


Moto Hospitality continues to extend its use of trade simple for trading electronically with as many of their suppliers as possible. Shiva Hotels signs up for people system and payroll bureau for its exciting new Hilton Heathrow opening.

Other business wins include Fernandez & Wells, Kefi, Samba London, Shark Club and Sheffield University.

Existing customers increasing their investment in Fourth products include Cabana Restaurants, Searcy Tansley & Co and Hush.

New and existing suppliers signing up for, or extending their use of, trade simple: Delice de France, John Sheppard Butchers, Prescott Thomas, Ritter Courivaud and Sheringham's Fine Foods.

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May 2011


Wagamama US sign up for and roll out fnb manager across their three Boston and one Washington sites, extending the control they have in the UK on a global basis. La Tasca has demerged from its parent company and has taken trade simple for all its electronic ordering and invoice management. Boutique City bowling company Bloomsbury Bowling signs for people system and payroll bureau to optimise HR and payroll processes with time and attendance.

Deep Blue Restaurants, the chain of 20 home counties fish and chip restaurants, signs up for a speedy roll out of people system, giving their managers a tool to schedule effectively and enabling area managers and head office to streamline hr and payroll. Eccleston Square is the very latest in hotels packed with technology, and now takes the best in technology with people system and star chef to control food and labour costs from day one. Mark Hick's Pix extends the use of people system and payroll bureau continuing the labour cost efficiencies it delivers.

Other business wins include Glendola Leisure, Wasabi, Brindisa Tapas Kitches, Clarity Retail Systems, Ca'puccino, Neelus, Platform, Rocca, Souk Restaurants and The Ebury.

Existing customers increasing their investment in Fourth products include Carluccio's, Villandry, and Green & Fortune. New and existing suppliers signing up for, or extending their use of, trade simple: Enterprise Foods, Matthew Clarke Wholesale, MJ Birtwhistle & Co., NCB Foodservice, Tradeteam, Ty Nant and Vegware.

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April 2011


Stonegate Pub Company signs up for the complete suite of Fourth products. Choosing Fourth not only supports the speed of systems change required by Stonegate in reversing out of Mitchells & Butler, but is also selected to provide the best possible cost control for its labour, payroll, purchase-to-pay and recipe and nutrition management.

All Star Leisure signs for people system and payroll bureau to streamline the management of its employees. Best Western Cresta Court Hotel also signs up to people system and payroll bureau for all hr and scheduling management. Betty's, Alan Yau's first baby in Hong Kong, takes both fnb manager and people system to control all labour, stock and purchasing management.

Other business wins include Alfresco Drinks, Blanche Eaterie, ISS Facility Services Healthcare, Defence and Education and IT Campo AG. Existing customers increasing their investment in Fourth products include Gaucho Dubai, Mexican Grill Tortilla and The World's End.

New and existing suppliers signing up for, or extending their use of, trade simple include Fields Morris & Verdin, Icone International and Matthew Clarke Wholesale.

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March 2011


Butterfly World take on people system and fnb manager for all back office management requirements.

The Cavendish Hotel streamline their people management and reduce costs by putting in people system with fully outsourced payroll bureau.

Red Hot World Buffet and Bar, bringing world cuisine to us in with the biggest European restaurant in Manchester, sign up for full ordering and stock management with fnb manager, and total employee management with people system.

Abokado, the fast growing sushi and shwrap company in London, sign up to star chef to initially help with recipe costing and on demand calorie and nutrition analyses, and then as a second phase to have the star chef system automatically update their own website with this information.

Starwood Hotels extend their use of the people system with payroll processing to the new Aloft ExCeL property.

Giraffe Concepts, a long time user of fnb manager, people and payroll service, extend their use of Fourth Systems to include: cash management, recruitment module and trade simple for electronic ordering and auto invoice matching.

Movida, the high end members club, take on fnb manager to control their extensive champagne consumption.

Fuller Smith and Turner join the other pub groups large and small in full end to end hr, scheduling and payroll processing with people system.

Jamie's Italian extends the use of their fnb manager to include full electronic ordering to their suppliers and also automatic invoice matching.

The Breakfast Club Cafes sign up to the full suite of Fourth products to include cash management, people system with payroll service, fnb manager, procurement and Fourth Sight fully outsourced managed accounts processing for quick and accurate flash P&Ls.

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February 2011


DeVere Village engage Fourth for star chef for all recipe and menu planning.

Boisdale take on fnb manager and procurement.

Wycombe Wanderers look set to improve their cost control by signing up to Fourth for people system with full payroll bureau service, and fnb manager.

The Cinnamon Club sign up to Fourth's managed service for fnb manager, freeing them up from the day to day administration of the system for product and price, user and recipe management.

Llangollen Hotels take on people system with fully outsourced payroll bureau service for all their properties.

Akkeron Hotels, after their successful acquisition of Butterfly Hotels and also Forestdale Hotels, extend the use of the people system for their newly enlarged estate of 30+ properties for all hr and payroll processing requirements.

Monkeynuts Cafe put Fourth in for all online ordering, stock control, hr, scheduling and payroll requirements managed by people system and fnb manager.

Mitch Tonks has been busy growing his Rockfish Grill and Seafood Market business, and with 3 sites now he has outsourced the entire back office systems and accounts processing to Fourth, using Fourth Sight for quick and accurate P&Ls, and the fnb manager and people system for all labour, stock, cash management and purchasing needs.

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January 2011


Merlin Entertainments Group expand their global use of Fourth systems. Following on from successes in the UK and Italy, Merlin put fnb manager with trade simple in to Billund, Denmark, to manage all electronic ordering, stock control, recipe management and electronic invoice matching.

Barracuda Pubs and Bars sign up to Fourth for people system and payroll bureau, and trade simple for their 200 sites. This will address their requirement for a web based hr, scheduling, t&a, payroll and electronic ordering and invoice matching system with full catalogue management.

Itsu join the surge of companies keen to streamline all electronic ordering and invoice management and commit to rolling out trade simple for all 47 sites.

Loxton Foods sign up for people system and payroll bureau.

The Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh engage Fourth for the provision of full end to end hr, scheduling, time & attendance and payroll processing, meaning nearly all Starwood properties in the UK are now using Fourth for full end to end people management.

Draft House extend their use of fnb manager to all food ordering and stock control.

Cantina Laredo is the latest in large US companies setting up in the UK to take on Fourth for specialist hospitality hr, scheduling and payroll processing.

Novus Leisure, the late night bar and venues operator sign up to Fourth for star chef, fnb manager and trade simple all 37 sites.

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