• New initiative offers the public an easy way to say thank you to NHS workers on a personal level during coronavirus pandemic with a takeaway meal of their choice

  • People can donate vouchers from £15 to £50, which will be allocated directly tofrontline healthcare workers and staff working in healthcare settings across the UK

The not-for-profit initiative has received £17,000 of sponsorship fromcompanies including Admiral, Confused.com and GoCompare, who will cover 1 in 10 takeaways donated through the site NHS staff wishing to take advantage of the offer and people who want to purchase a takeaway meal to say ‘thanks’ should visit cheersnhs.com.

A new not-for-profit initiative, CheersNHS, has launched today, allowing members of the public to buy frontline healthcare workers a meal to say ‘thank you’, giving NHS and healthcare staff the chance to put their feet up after a shift with a dish of their choice.

Established by 28-year-old Joe Tannorella along with a team of volunteers, CheersNHS lets you buy frontline staff a takeaway by purchasing a voucher online which gets allocated to NHS and care workers who have signed up to the scheme. The team came up with the concept from a desire to find a safe and easy way to help the public give back directly to frontline staff during lockdown.

From today, NHS workers and frontline healthcare staff can sign-up on the website where they will be matched with a Just Eat takeaway voucher donated by a member of the public. The voucher can be used at any time (including non-work hours), meaning frontline staff can enjoy a free meal in the comfort of their own home at the most convenient time for them.

Members of the public who want to donate can do so easily through the website, where they can choose to purchase vouchers from £15 to £50. People can purchase as many vouchers as they like, and each eligible healthcare worker will be able to redeem one voucher to ensure as many as possible can benefit.

Once a frontline worker has used their voucher, the person who donated it will be emailed with a message telling them who it was redeemed by, including their role and the area they come from.

To ensure that people across the UK are able to take advantage of this support and that local restaurants and takeaways are also benefiting, the process is administered through Just Eat and eligible workers will be able to use the voucher at independent takeaways across the UK.


Joe Tannorella, Founder of CheersNHS said: “Like so many others, I’ve spent a lot of time since lockdown began thinking about how I can safely give back to the thousands of frontline workers risking their health to protect us all. Business and individuals have come together across the UK to support our NHS by donating food and supplies directly to hospitals. But something we recognised was that many of the people working on the frontline don’t always have time to sit down for a proper break during their shift to enjoy a meal.CheersNHS was developed from our drive to show our gratitude to these healthcare heroes and I hope the small gesture of donating a meal to a hardworking NHS worker will provide them with some comfort, as well as giving them one less thing to think about after a long shift.”

CheersNHS has already received sponsorship from businesses across the UK including Confused.com, Admiral, GoCompare, MyVoucherCodes and Heap Analytics, and for every 10 meals donated through the website, one will be paid for by a sponsor.

Businesses including Amazon, GitHub and Slack have also offered support to the project, which has been developed in less than four weeks.

Businesses are also invited to sponsor the CheersNHS project.

Louise O’Shea, CEO of Confused.com said: “Sincerely, thank you NHS workers. We hope this gesture helps to demonstrate how grateful Confused.com is for the work you’re doing to protect our team, our customers and the nation. “We’re inspired by initiatives like CheersNHS which have formed for the sole purpose of giving a tangible ‘thank you’ to key workers. We hope other businesses will show their appreciation and make a donation, where they can.”


Further details are available on the CheersNHS website.

Microblink’s Head of Marketing Nina Šuljak is interviewed by The Fintech Power 50 Christophe Langlois at Finovate Europe 2019. They talked about identity onboarding, on device processing and augmented reality.

Microblink LogoMicroblink is an R&D company developing proprietary computer vision technology optimised for realtime processing on mobile devices. Advanced neural networks and deep learning techniques are used to process the fastest and the most accurate text recognition locally on a mobile device.

The Fintech Power 50 team came in numbers to promote our fintech collective, distribute our annual guide and interview a broad range of innovative demoing companies at Finovate Europe 2019 in London. Christophe Langlois, the CMO of the Fintech Power 50, caught up with Microblink’s Head of Marketing Nina Šuljak.

Microblink Interview at Finovate Europe 2019

We invite you to watch the short video Christophe shot on the floor at Finovate Europe 2019 with Nina Šuljak

 To make it even easier for you to watch the video, we invite you to click on any of the time stamps below:

  1. The Demo
  2. About Microblink
  3. Why Finovate
  4. Key challenges for Microblink in 2019

Become a The Fintech Power 50 Member

We thrive to help the best fintech companies on the market to drive their brand awareness and accelerate their growth all over the world. Each year, our carefully selected cohort of 40 fintech firms and 10 influencers will benefit from the inclusion in our annual guide which is available online and distributed all over the world via our 40+ media partnerships with the likes of Money 20/20 and Finovate.

We will also help them to exhibit at those events in a more cost-effective fashion and connect them with the trusted network of contacts in the global financial services industry our co-founders and CMO have built over the last 20 years. Those were the nominees for our inaugural 2018-2019 cohort. We will open this year’s nomination process very shortly, but if you believe your company oughts to join our fintech collective for 2019-2020, we invite you to contact us today!

It was a real pleasure to interview Microblink Nina Šuljak at Finovate Europe 2019. I was most impressed how fast their scanning technology works and their focus on security via on device data processing.

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