Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Talbot Arms, Settle| Design, Supply & Installation


Harmony Business has recently completed the installation of a new professional kitchen at the Talbot Arms, Settle.

Situated in the bustling market town of Settle, North Yorkshire, the award winning Talbot Arms was taken over by Palmer family who have run the Maypole Inn in Long Preston for the past 30 years. The Maypole continues to be run by Robert and Elspeth Palmer, it is their daughter Rosie and her husband Russel who are now the owners of the Talbot Arms. Rosie and Russel worked alongside our Sales Manager David Mather to create their new professional kitchen.

The brief was to provide a completely new kitchen that would maximise the limited space available and allow them to provide home cooked food on a daily basis. Our design successfully created a comfortable working environment by using every available millimetre and keeping the equipment as close to the walls as possible. Despite the small space we were still able to install a wide range of equipment from brands such as Blue Seal, Electrolux and Parry.

The resulting kitchen was well received by the owners, and has helped the Talbot Arms to produce a very popular menu of home cooked food alongside their large selection of ales.

“The service that Harmony Business provided was fantastic and we are very happy with the results.” Rosie, Owner

You can find pictures of our installation below.

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For more examples of our installations visit our website.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

It’s Time for TikTap| The Contactless Mobile Loyalty Solution

At Harmony Business we are huge advocates of new technology, but more importantly; innovative technology. This time we are talking about all things EPOS and want to introduce to you the TikTap Smartphone Application. From the people who brought you the successful Orange Wednesdays, comes TikTap; a mobile coupon and voucher redemption capability at point of sales, no card or paper coupons required! This new technology can help drive footfall and increase sales to your business.

Research shows that 33% of UK consumers don’t fully utilise coupons/vouchers and loyalty programmes because they forget to carry the cards or vouchers, and 36% don’t understand their loyalty scheme entitlements. The Tiktap System confronts this by allowing consumers to carry their vouchers on their phone so they are always to hand. This in turn helps you increase offer awareness and voucher redemption in store.


How it works

The TikTap Technology enables your local business to gain a brand presence on a huge, national mobile application, available on IOS and Android operating systems.

TikTap offers you the ability to promote local, reliable and sustainable offers to thousands of potential consumers, as consumers can search and find local businesses through the TikTap ap.

All you have to do is issue a coupon/voucher to the customer through the TikTap Smartphone app, these are shared with TikTap users. The consumer will redeem the voucher by simply tapping their Smartphone on the in-store pod, which are attached to your cash till. This completely removes the need for paper vouchers or loyalty cards.

The use of TikTap allows you to embrace mobile marketing in a cost–effective manner, by making use of your existing cash till. It also provides more accurate market research and feedback. Redemption rates are measured accurately, and you are able to collect vital consumer data, without the manual effort.

As a retailer, installing TikTap could not be easier. The pod connects directly to an EPOS/till system via a USB or RS232 cable; there are no expensive software or hardware upgrades required. There is simple online administration which allows retailers to create and activate a range of promotions that are instantly available to customers. The TikTap system is compatible with virtually all tills up to 15 years old; Casio, Sharp, Uniwell, Fidelity, Sam4S and many more.  

How TikTap could save you money and time



To find out more about TikTap Systems, please call Trevor Procter on 015395 66680 or email

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Supporting Movember

 It’s that time of year again, where our country gets over run my moustaches. Whether it’s an entertaining fundraising attempt or an excuse for not shaving, the moustache rules in November! This year at Harmony Business we have one willing volunteer who is taking part in Movember; Kevin Beecroft. He says “ Having had a full set for years, I had to shave it all off for Panto, but I decided that Movember would be a good time to grow it back and help a good cause at the same time.”

So with Kevin’s hardworking efforts we are supporting Movember; like he said it’s all for a good cause. We hope that Kevin will be able to raise money and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancers.


If you are new to Movember, like we are, you may be wondering what it is all about. It began in 2003 amongst friends in a pub in Australia. The goal was to create a campaign promoting the growth of the moustache along with like-minded people and have fun along the way. It is all about real men, talking about real issues and changing the face of men’s health, one moustache at a time. Movember fever has since spread across the globe and now takes place in 21 countries, with the UK being one of the biggest supporters and contributors to the charity.

The Moustache is seen as being the ribbon for men’s health. The men who sport a moustache for Movember have become walking talking billboards for raising awareness and funds for the often ignored issues of men’s health. After all, occurrences of prostate cancer in men are comparable to the rate of breast cancer in women. In fact 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK- one man is diagnosed every 15 minutes.

In 2011, over 254,000 volunteers raised over £22 million in the UK, towards the global total of £79.3 million. Hopefully this years totals are even bigger and whether Kevin raises £5 or £100 we are proud to support him and his efforts. With all the money raised going direct to programmes run by Movember, Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research we know his efforts and our donations will support those currently undergoing treatment, and help preserve the future generation of men.

So if you see Kevin around when he is servicing or repairing your equipment, help his fundraising by slipping him a couple of pounds. Or you can donate online here.

We will keep you all up to date with his moustache growth on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and we hope that you donate to Prostate and Testicular Cancers.

Are you taking part in Movember this year?  Let us know by commenting below, we would love to see other willing moustache growers.