EMenuNow named Inspiring Innovator of the Year 2020
Innovative payment platform provider EMenuNow have been named Arbuthnot Latham’s fifth annual Inspiring Innovator of the Year.
Meet the winner
EMenuNow enables sit-in patrons to instantly access mobile-optimised menus on their phones to order and pay for meals without having to download an app.
It can be installed in any venue within a day and works with existing hardware infrastructure. This enables venues to optimise profitability and attract patrons by demonstrating their COVID safety procedures, supporting the UK hospitality industry’s bounce back.
Each year, Arbuthnot Latham identifies four exciting new businesses from The Business School (formerly Cass Business School) and City, University of London, all with the key potential to disrupt their chosen market.
The Inspiring Innovator of the Year Award creates a platform for entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses to key industry figures across the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
At this year’s event, the first to be held virtually, Mark Blundell, former F1 driver and Le Mans champion, opened the event by sharing details of his enviable career.
After that, each of the four finalists delivered passionate and persuasive pitches - after which, audience members voted for their favourite.
The 2019 winner, Noor Alrayes of Alien Security announced EMenuNow the winner and passed the virtual baton. Arbuthnot Latham is proud to offer EMenuNow a financial award and a bespoke mentoring package designed to help the business reach its potential.
Paul Beach, Director of Entrepreneurs at Arbuthnot Latham, said:
“Independent restaurants are struggling more than ever and EMenuNow’s simple, COVID-19-safe ordering and payment solution will be transformational for many small businesses. It’s one of the reasons EMenuNow has already secured funding from Innovate UK.
“We thrive off innovation and creativity here at Arbuthnot Latham and it’s never been more needed than in 2020, a year where we have seen businesses all over the globe adapt their operations. We recognise the energy and commitment of early-stage SMEs and are delighted to continue to support them as they challenge their markets.”
Joel Satchi added:
“It is a proud moment for EMenuNow to be named as the overall winner of Arbuthnot Latham’s Inspiring Innovator of the Year Awards. We are looking forward to the mentorship and investment-raising opportunities that Arbuthnot Latham are known for.
“Having secured funding from Innovate UK and now with access to some fantastic new contacts, we are more confident than ever that we can reach our ambitions and goals to help the sector bounce back and thrive in 2021. I would like to thank Arbuthnot Latham for hosting such an incredible event.”