New jobs created by £11m investment at Leeds-Bradford International Airport (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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New jobs created by £11m investment at Leeds-Bradford International Airport
New jobs have been created at new or improved retail outlets at the Leeds- Bradford International Airport terminal as part of an £11 million investment programme.
Food group SSP UK is opening four units following “significant” investment. The move will create 20 jobs at two Camden Food Company restaurants, a Burger King and a new bar called The Saltaire Bar & Eatery, due to open in August.
The Camden outlets will offer a taste of Yorkshire, including Wensleydale cheese, crisps made with locally-grown potatoes and a rhubarb crumble, made with plants from the Yorkshire ‘rhubarb triangle’.
The Saltaire Bar will feature ales from Shipley firm Saltaire Brewery and other regional brews along with locally-sourced food.
Leeds-Bradford’s commercial performance manager Richard Aldridge said: “We are delighted to introduce these latest outlets to Leeds Bradford Airport.
“Each concept offers a wide range of choice for a range of passengers. Whether it’s holidaymaker looking to start their trip in style or business travellers, we are confident the regional offering will prove particularly popular with our customers.”
Currency specialist Travelex has also added extra staff to its 20-strong workforce with the opening of a new airside operation. The company has operated at LBIA since 2000 and has four stores across the airport. It provides a range of products and services for travellers, including foreign banknotes, prepaid currency cards, travel insurance, international phone cards, Western Union money transfer service and foreign exchange cash machines.
Travelex area manager Phil Turner said: “We are absolutely delighted to open our new store. The overall refurbishment of the airport will ensure that passengers arriving at or departing from Leeds-Bradford Airport will have a world class experience and we look forward to continuing to be part of their journey.”
Superdrug has moved to a new location serving customers after they have passed through security. The new store, which was officially opened by Superdrug property director Nigel Duxbury, who said: “We are thrilled to be reopening airside at Leeds-Bradford Airport.”
Mr Aldridge said: “The new Superdrug is now situated in a convenient airside location, with products tailored to meet the needs of our passengers travelling through the terminal, including last-minute toiletries, medication, and much more.”
Meanwhile, WH Smith has revamped and improved the layout of its store at the airport, incorporating additional payment points to speed up transaction times at peak periods and contactless payment systems.