Aberdeen International Airport Looks to Serve Up Support to Local Businesses

posted on 23rd November 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Aberdeen International Airport Looks to Serve Up Support to Local Businesses

Aberdeen International Airport is looking to help a new business, charity or community group flourish in the north-east.

The airport is searching for an organisation in need of high-end café equipment.

Aberdeen International Airport and The Restaurant Group are looking to donate an array of commercial kit saving the potential business or group thousands of pounds in costs.

Included in the professional equipment are two large fridge displays, professional barista coffee machine, two commercial filter coffee machines, a commercial sized panini grill, commercially sized dishwasher, commercial ice maker and many more items.

Yvonne Birch, Head of Retail at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “We have been working hard with our retail partners to reopen outlets at our terminal.

“Sadly, our popular landside café Joe’s will not be reopening due to the impact of the pandemic however, The Restaurant Group (TRG), who operated Joe’s are kindly allowing us to find another business to donate the items to.

“It would be great if we could find these items a new home and help another business in the north-east.

“We think it would suit a start-up company looking at opening a café and these items could help save them thousands of pounds in costs.”

Joe’s was a popular café at the airport for both passengers and staff alike and closed as lockdown was announced back in March.

Ideally the airport is looking for one organisation who would be in a position to take all of the commercial equipment.

Other items Aberdeen International Airport is looking to find a new home for are a hot food warmer, two large microwave units, food blender, double door commercial half height fridge and various food display stands.

Emma Lindsay, Environmental Coordinator at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “We are hoping that as one business closes, we will be able to help another one open.

“We are very thankful for TRG for allowing us to donate the items, help another local business and support a circular economy movement.”