QikServe - E Ordering Platform

Good morning,

Via the Scottish BIDs Resilience Fund, the Dunoon Presents board continues to look at options for businesses to trade alternatively through and beyond the Covid-19 crisis and to prepare for resumption of trade etc.

We have been in discussions with QikServe, who operate an e ordering platform which creates the option of less close contact between staff and the customer they are doing transactions with and of course crucially, also creates an additional revenue stream for your business.

The QikServe system tends to operate predominantly in the hospitality food/beverage sector but can be used within non food businesses also.

See below links to a few existing operators:


The basic cost for the system is £50 per month for web access and £99 per month for both web and app.

We are looking at this system on your behalf would be happy to introduce local businesses to QikServe via a remote meeting to assess the potential.

If you are interested in a group remote meeting with QikServe for a full system demo, please e mail us at e: info@pa23.org.uk

Thank you

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Business support fund grant statistics

Good morning,

At close on 19th May 2020, Local Authorities reported that over 81,000 applications have been received for the Small Business Grant Scheme and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grant Scheme across Scotland.

Of these applications, around 65,000 grants valuing over £741m have been awarded.  The table below summarises the progress of the business grant schemes so far for each local authority across Scotland.

The number of applications continues to represent a best estimate, based on available information at the time. Grants awarded represents actual awards made and funds paid out.

Not reflected in the published information are cases where Local Authorities have processed an application which has not resulted in a grant awarded.  This could be, for example, because an ineligible applicant applied and were rejected or because the local authority has asked the applicant for additional information and are awaiting a response.

Local Authority Total number of Applications Received* Total Number of Grants Awarded Total Value of Grants Awarded (£m)
Aberdeen City 2,368 1,518 £18.95
Aberdeenshire 3,504 3,041 £34.72
Angus 1,917 1,541 £16.64
Argyll and Bute 2,921 2,473 £26.71
Clackmannanshire 664 514 £5.68
City of Edinburgh 6,428 5,667 £73.47
Dumfries and Galloway 3,706 3,064 £32.40
Dundee City 2,279 1,877 £21.49
East Ayrshire 1,957 1,514 £16.59
East Dunbartonshire 1,089 906 £10.13
East Lothian 1,378 1,202 £13.85
East Renfrewshire 811 638 £7.57
Falkirk 2,151 1,759 £19.82
Fife 4,684 3,663 £41.41
Glasgow City 8,843 6,487 £77.68
Highland 5,439 4,661 £51.76
Inverclyde 934 682 £7.55
Midlothian 851 743 £8.82
Moray 1,588 1,338 £14.67
Na h-Eileanan Siar 780 599 £6.49
North Ayrshire 2,123 1,716 £18.79
North Lanarkshire 3,736 2,806 £30.53
Orkney Islands 684 513 £5.65
Perth & Kinross 3,628 2,731 £30.12
Renfrewshire 2,540 1,845 £21.01
Scottish Borders 2,478 2,092 £22.93
Shetland Islands 645 499 £5.74
South Ayrshire 2,016 1,492 £17.18
South Lanarkshire 3,908 2,792 £31.68
Stirling 2,193 1,722 £19.87
West Dunbartonshire 1,253 972 £11.07
West Lothian 2,285 1,845 £20.96
Total 81,781 64,912 £741.89

Informative Free Webinars Available This Week - w/c 25th May

Coronavirus Business Support Webinar Programme - Week Beginning 25th May

This week the national webinar series focuses on how businesses can use online platforms, handle crisis PR/communications, start selling online and restructure finances to help with the impact of the Coronavirus.
Find a selection of the webinars you can sign up to this week here.

Tuesday 26th May - 10am

Webinars, Live Streams and Video Conferences: Running a business remotely
It's now even more important to know how to interact with colleagues, clients and customers online. This webinar gives you the knowledge and insight to know what platform will suit your business the most. Register here.

Wednesday 27th May - 10am

Managing Your Business Reputation 
This webinar will look at ways to protect the reputation of your business during these uncertain times. Focussing on crisis PR planning, brand values, influencer engagement and giving back opportunities. Register here.

Thursday 28th May - 10am

Taking Your Business Online During the Coronavirus Pandemic 
With the outbreak of COVID-19, taking your business online to take advantage of these opportunities will likely pay dividends, meaning that you will come out the other side hopefully stronger. Register here.

Friday 29th May - 10am

Should You Start Selling Online – An Overview in a COVID-19 World 
This webinar explains what’s involved in expanding your business to include online sales and how to make a success. Register here.

Friday 29th May - 2pm

Structuring Your Business Finances Through Covid-19  
This webinar looks at the impact of the pandemic on businesses and identifies the positive and practical steps you can take now to structure your finances. Register now.