SSP wins £35m Athens airport contract

SSP, the food services group run by former WH Smith chief executive Kate Swann, has won a seven-year contract worth €42m (£34.6m) to run nine outlets at Athens’ international airport Eleftherios Venizelos. The restaurants inside a 500 square metre food court opened last month and include Le Grand Comptoir and bakery brand Panopolis. The group, which also runs concessions for Starbucks and Marks & Spencer’s Simply Food, is expected to float this summer after hiring bankers earlier this year.