THREE entrepreneurs who met at university are hoping to transform the restaurant industry with their award-winning system.
Blake Powell, James Lomas and Christian Ray Leovido met at university and graduated this year.
They developed the AccentPOS system while they were studying after a restaurant owner they knew highlighted the need for an easier to use system.
AccentPOS has now been released to the restaurant industry by the company they have formed – Accent IT, in Wickham, and is already receiving acclaim.
They exhibited the system, which makes ordering easier and quicker using iPads and wifi, at the Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo – and were delighted to win the 2018 Business Innovation Award.
The small start-up beat major international brands, Nandos, Whitbred and Xero, who presented their innovations to the judges, including Graham Corfield, the managing director of Just Eat.
John Murray, sales manager, said: ‘Accent IT is now poised for a huge future partnering restaurants.
‘Some of the key features of the AccentPOS system are that it is very easy to use, having been designed to be intuitive and require no training at all, in marked contrast to previously-existing systems, and it is an all-in-one system covering all of a restaurant’s software requirements, so they will no longer need to buy several systems from different suppliers.
‘The system works on WiFi running on iPads and is entirely in the Cloud, meaning that business owners can see what is happening in their business at any time, no matter where in the world they are.’