We are incredibly proud to announce that Wi-Q has won the Hotelympia Technology Innovation Award sponsored by Hotelympia 2016 in conjunction with the Caterer. The competition included more than 150 entries, whittled down to the final 18, who exhibited alongside the Hotelympia main stage before presentations and judging on Monday, 29 February.
As part of the final stage, we presented our cloud-based mobile ordering solution to the judging panel, highlighting its innovation in improving the customer experience and boosting revenue across the hospitality industry. Our Head of Partnership Solutions, Patience Tagborlo demonstrated how, without any of the limitations of an App, Wi-Q allows customers to browse, order, re-order and pay using a number of choices on any mobile or Wi-Fi enabled device. Wi-Q’s suite of user-centric functions includes the choice of menus in any language with allergy and nutritional information, special orders and bill-splitting.
Speaking after the award, Graham Cornhill, Wi-Q founder and director commented: “We knew the industry needed something that was affordable, accessible, future-proof and that would add real value to the customer experience. We’re happy to say that our customers tell us that it also significantly improves revenue from day one. There is nothing like Wi-Q and we are so proud and delighted to be recognised by the industry’s leading influencers.”
The esteemed 2016 Hotelympia Innovation Awards judging panel was chaired by Stirling Johnstone, Editor of GS Magazine, who commented "Without question, the best batch of entries to date. Some truly great ideas which have been well thought through to provide the industry with new and improved products. Finding a winner from these will not be an easy task". The judging panel also included Carl Weldon, Chief Executive, HOSPA, Jack Sharkey, CEDA Chairman.