New app to help Northumberland's hospitality businesses

Hospitality businesses in Northumberland are being invited to apply to benefit from a new mobile app.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 12:15 pm
Hospitality businesses can apply to benefit from a new app.

The full funded, bespoke app would be compatible with Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

With the hospitality sector opening back up as lockdown restrictions ease, the app allows customers to book a table, order food and take payment directly, reducing contact with staff.

Several hospitality businesses across the county are already signed up and have started the process of creating apps.

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Delivered through the Northumberland Covid Business Response Programme (NCBRP) by BoxModel, eligible businesses will receive an app that is completely customisable to fit with the businesses brand and can be easily updated by the user to keep the menu up to date.

NCBRP is a new service for businesses that have been adversely affected by Covid-19.

The Project is funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority and delivered by Advance Northumberland on behalf of Northumberland County Council and the Northumberland Business Hub.

It has two elements – Business Advantage which can provide businesses with 12 hours of fully funded business coaching and Digital Advantage which focusses on giving businesses Digital tools to keep them trading.

Businesses have until 5pm Friday, May 21, to register their interest.

Anyone interested is being advised that registering an interest does not automatically guarantee they will receive an app, an independent board will make a decision based on eligibility.

To find out more and receive a copy of the expression of interest form, please register at