Westway supports local community

Date Posted: 15 Feb, 2023

Renfrewshire Foodbank has been gifted £10,000 from the owners of major industrial park

Canmoor, representing the owners of Westway at Glasgow Airport have donated £10,000 to the Renfrewshire Foodbank.

The Foodbank was opened almost ten years ago and continues to serve the local area, with three distribution centres, one of which is here at Westway.

As part of the Trussel Trust, the Foodbank offers support to anyone at a time of crisis in Renfrewshire and offers balanced nutritious food parcels to individuals and families who are in need.

Foodbank Manager, Crystal Clayton said:

“This donation will make a huge difference and has come at a perfect time. With the cost of fuel, food, energy and rent on the rise, people have been increasingly turning to the Foodbank for help to feed themselves and their families.

“Our service is deemed to be short term and we look to support people through our referral networks to get back on their feet and be better able to self-manage their own situation.

“Over the past year, we have distributed 110 tonnes of food to local people and saved the local community over £200,000 on their food bills.”

Gregor King, Westway Asset Manager of Canmoor added: 

“The Foodbank is a very worthwhile local charity and we are pleased to be able to offer our support. It provides a fantastic service right across our community and is sadly relied upon by an increasing number of families, who are facing the additional strain of the cost-of-living crisis.”

Over 90% of the food distributed by the Foodbank  is donated by the public – that’s why food and financial donations are absolutely vital to give those in need a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.

Donations are welcomed and can be made direct to the Foodbank during the opening hours of 9.30am to 11.45am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. To find out more, please visit: www.renfrewshire.foodbank.org.uk

Westway is Scotland’s largest fully enclosed industrial park and currently offers over 1,700,000 sq ft of multi-let space, set on a 135-acre self-contained site. It is home to a range of local, national and international businesses including Altrad Babcock, Malin Group, Renewable Parts, DSV Logistics, AMG Group, Steder Group, Star Refrigeration, Kintetsu World Express, The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, Boeing and Bullet Express. A new distribution centre and head office is currently being fitted out by JW Filshill, with opening scheduledfor this spring.

As well as industrial and logistics facilities, Westway also offers a selection of refurbished office suites, ranging from 180 sq ft to 2,500 sq ft, which are ideal for SMEs and expanding businesses.

Canmoor’s joint agents are JLL, Colliers and Knight Frank, with management by Knight Frank.