Written by Craig Fowler
Why you need a Business Health Check?
We know that running or managing a business can be stressful and you can't be an expert in every area!
The vast majority of people go to work with the aim of doing a very good job and being successful.
However there were 1.3 Million workers suffering from a work related illness, there were 30.4 million lost working days and 144 work related fatalities in 15/16 (*1- Source HSE)
Recent Food Standards Agency research found that 86% of the public considered hygiene standards to be more important than price or location!
There is increasing public awareness of the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme with customers making informed choices about where they choose to eat and buy food.
Staff, customers and the general public want to feel safe when they are shopping or relaxing and are more likely to do business with you if they feel that is the case.
So clearly getting things right will increase your levels of profit and success.
Getting an expert to check the relevant areas will enable you to concentrate on what you do best, whilst they are doing what they do best, on your behalf! This will allow you valuable time for you to run your business the way you want it.
Business health checks will give you independent assurance that you are keeping up with the relevant legislation and standards. Good Standards are good for your business!
Business health checks will also identify areas for improvement, enabling you to correct these before they become more serious issues such as loss of custom, enforcement action, poor food hygiene rating, review or revocation of your premises licence and civil claims. If these are left unchecked then it's likely to be more costly in the long run.
So by having a business health check will help you to have healthy and profitable business and safeguard it against unseen risks.