Aberdeen group is on a firm footing

The McGinty’s estate includes The Esslemont in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN multiple operator The McGinty’s Group has vowed to “come back mightier” after securing a six-figure finance package through the UK Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

The group, which operates nine sites across Aberdeen, has closed all of its venues and furloughed more than 270 staff using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. It secured the business interruption loan from Royal Bank of Scotland, which the company has banked with for over a decade.

“Our income has been completely wiped out during this pandemic, but it’s vital to keep the cogs turning to ensure the economy, our staff and suppliers can be sheltered from its impact,” said McGinty’s director Allan Henderson.

He added that the loan will “protect jobs for our team, who are the cornerstone of our business”.

“Working together, we can ensure that our business fights this battle to come back even mightier,” said Henderson.