SSP celebrates three major awards at prestigious FAB event


Pictured left to right are Hamish Kiernan, Commercial Director of Retail at Network Rail Property; Felipe Preece, General Manager SSP Group; Kate Swann, CEO SSP Group; and Simon Smith, CEO SSP UK
SSP Group, the leading food and beverage operator, has won three major international accolades at The Moodie Davitt Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards. 
SSP also took home five regional awards and two highly commended awards at the event in Toronto.
Lift Bar & Grill at Vancouver International Airport was named airport upscale dining restaurant of the year. Located in the international terminal, the restaurant is wrapped around the airport’s aquarium and serves a selection of seasonal cuisine with a focus on local seafood. 
Gino D’Acampo’s My Restaurant at London Euston railway station was given the title individual food and beverage offer of the year in a station. The 150-cover restaurant and vibrant cocktail bar, which overlooks the main concourse, offers Italian dishes in a modern, stylish setting. 
The FAB dining transformation award for rail stations went to Travel Food Services for Raildhaba at Visakhapatnam (Vizag) railway station.
Aamanns at Copenhagen Airport was regional winner in the airport upscale dining restaurant of the year award. 
In addition, Le Grand Comptoir at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport received a highly commended accolade in the airport wine bar of the year category.
“These awards recognize the very best in airport and rail food and beverage,” said Kate Swann, CEO of SSP Group. “It is an honor that these outlets have been named the finest in their class, and the wins are testimony to SSP's high standards across the globe.”
Scott Norris, Vice President, Commercial Development, Vancouver Airport Authority, said: “We are thrilled that Lift Bar & Grill, operated by our partners SSP America, was recognized as the best upscale dining restaurant of the year at the FAB Awards – very well deserved.
“Lift opened at YVR in December 2016 and features chef-inspired plates that highlight unique West Coast flavors. We continue to receive great feedback from our passengers, and it is in large thanks to SSP America’s commitment to delivering exceptional customer experiences, which is a top objective at YVR. Congratulations to the whole team.”
Hamish Kiernan, Commercial Director of Retail at Network Rail Property, said: “Network Rail stations are no longer places where people only come to travel; they are destinations in their own right, and our excellent retail offer means more people are coming to our stations to shop, meet and eat. This prestigious award reinforces the quality of our food and beverage offer and we are exceptionally proud that fantastic dining experiences, such as that found at Gino D’Acampo – My Restaurant, have found their home in our stations.”