CRB Cunninghams to showcase nutritional analysis software at LACA Main Event 23rd June 2022


23rd June 2022 – Birmingham UK: CRB Cunninghams, a provider of cashless catering, online payment, and identity management solutions to UK education establishments, has announced they plan to showcase Nutmeg, its brand-new nutritional management platform for caterers at stand M7 at the 2022 LACA Main Event in Birmingham. Showcasing the newly acquired software will enable CRB Cunninghams to highlight the vital role of technology in school allergen and nutrition compliance.


Designed for local authorities, catering companies and independent schools, Nutmeg enables establishments to plan menus for thousands of children whilst remaining compliant with the School Food Standards. Schools across the UK utilise this software to correctly identify and label allergens in school menus and report on the nutritional breakdown of meals served.


Having acquired Nutmeg in 2021, the nutritional analysis platform is the latest addition to CRB Cunningham’s cashless solution, Fusion. The 2022 LACA Main Event will enable CRB Cunninghams to showcase Nutmeg to over 1,300 attendees across the school meal sector, including those looking to improve how they plan school menus, safeguard pupils from allergens and stay updated with changing food legislation, including Natasha’s Law.


Those in the industry looking to learn more about how to stay on top of changing nutrition regulations and improve how they plan and analyse school menus will have the opportunity to demonstrate the Nutmeg software at stand M7 and talk to CRBC staff about the latest industry developments, from allergy compliance to reducing food wastage.


“This year’s LACA Main Event is especially exciting for CRB Cunninghams, offering us the chance to showcase our latest addition to our Fusion cashless system,” said Stuart Brown, Head of Sales and Marketing at CRB Cunninghams.

“The importance of maintaining allergen and nutritional compliance is becoming increasing prolific within UK schools. Therefore, this event is of key importance to CRBC and will enable us to demonstrate the role of technology in maintaining compliance whilst offering the chance to discuss the latest industry developments with a wide range of school food experts.”


In addition to Nutmeg, CRB Cunninghams will also be showcasing a range of their existing contactless solutions, including the Fusion Online pre-order meal app and the fully integrated cashless catering system, Fusion.

Learn more about Nutmeg.

CRB Cunninghams launches virtual parent-school messaging tool

Simplifying school-parent communications


15th March 2022 – Birmingham UK: CRB Cunninghams, cashless catering, online payment, and identity management solutions provider to education establishments in the UK, has launched a virtual messaging solution for schools and parents; iPayimpact Communications, combining online payments, cashless software, and virtual communications from one solution.


Introducing iPayimpact Communications

Many schools worldwide currently communicate with parents and guardians manually, typically through email and phone calls. CRB Cunninghams sought to develop a new module within their iPayimpact online payment system to enable establishments to switch to a modern parent-school communication experience.

Built within CRB Cunningham’s iPayimpact online payment system, iPayimpact Communications enables schools to keep parents in the loop with messages, notifications and reminders sent in a few clicks, minimising the need to send paper-based communications and wait for lengthy responses.

Thomasina Ward, Managing Director at CRB Cunninghams, said:

“Over the past few years, there has been a significant transition in the number of schools incorporating cashless and contactless systems for purposes including pre-ordering school meals and paying for school trips.

Despite these advancements, many schools still rely on traditional parent communication methods. Therefore, we sought to develop a virtual solution that would automate everyday time-consuming tasks which have become integrated into school admin processes, enabling schools to simplify and improve parental engagement.”

With iPayimpact Communications, schools can:

  • Offer one shared inbox for the whole team
  • Send messages based on funds, groups, years and classes
  • Staff can send one-way messages or accept parent replies
  • Encourage parents to initiate conversations with the school

Online payments, cashless and communications
With over 1,000 UK schools utilising CRB Cunningham’s iPayimpact online payment system and over 1 million cashless payments made through the software per year, schools have used iPayimpact to switch to cashless operations and offer modern payment transactions for parents and guardians.

The addition of iPayimpact Communications enables schools to contact parents on a mass or individual scale virtually, from trip updates to funding notifications and important reminders. Parent communication solutions like iPayimpact Communications eliminates the need for schools to search and locate parent contact details, with all the relevant information accessible in one place.

Learn more about iPayimpact Communications.

To learn more about CRB Cunninghams, visit the CRB Cunninghams website.