TRG Concessions becomes lead F&B provider at London Southend Airport

TRG Concessions, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in UK travel locations, will take over catering outlets at London Southend Airport in June 2018. Existing outlets at the airport include Arnold Forbes and Lakers brands, which were previously operated directly by the airport.

While the company will operate and develop the existing catering concessions, it will also introduce new concepts in 2018 including a bespoke pub concept The Navigator, Giraffe Stop and Costa Coffee. During the course of the contract, TRG Concessions will introduce further high street brands.

The takeover is part of TRG’s investment of £5m+ to develop the food and beverage offer at London Southend Airport over the next 10 years. This development is expected to create further jobs at the Airport over the coming year while all current staff are offered contracts with TRG Concessions.

Nick Ayerst, Managing Director at TRG Concessions, said, “We are delighted to have taken over sites at London Southend Airport and look forward to operating and developing them into award-winning concessions over the next few years. We welcome our new team members into the business and will be investing in them to help support future growth in our Southend business.”

Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, owners of London Southend Airport, said, 'We are consistently voted best airport in London and a key part of our mission is to deliver a great experience for our guests. We know from customer feedback that improving our food and beverage offer is the main way we can make their experience even better.

'So this new partnership with TRG Concessions, which will bring six new High Street brands to London Southend Airport, is fantastic news for passengers. It is also a great vote of confidence in the UK’s fastest growing airport, another step along our road to becoming both bigger and better.'