Across Be At One’s portfolio of 33 UK bars, the company takes on average £51.87 for every hour worked in venue by one of its bartenders, according to recent productivity data.
This represents a 52.5% outperformance of the average figure for the UK hospitality industry – which currently stands at £34.01, and a 69% increase on the restaurant sector average of £30.65.
A lack of productivity has been seen as a problem for the modern British economy – with the amount the UK produces per person, per hour, stagnant in comparison to figures from the likes of Germany and the United States.
Be At One chief operating officer Andrew Stones said: “That we are now generating in excess of £50 in revenue per labour hour across the group demonstrates the strength of our business model and the amount of revenue that each Be At One colleague generates. It is further testament to the consistently high performance of our hard-working and engaged team.
“With productivity falling across the wider hospitality sector, we are obviously delighted to have pushed forward in this way because it’s a key financial metric for the business.
“We believe this performance is down to a combination of award-winning drinks and our market-leading staff training and development, which is the platform for delivering Be At One’s unique experience that we know our customers love, and which keeps us at the forefront of the specialist cocktail bar market.”
Of the 33 bars operated by Be At One across the UK, 17 sites are in London – including the first bar launched in their stable, which opened in Battersea in 1998.