An auction firm in East Yorkshire says it is struggling to store catering equipment from hospitality businesses that have closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Gilbert Baitson Auctioneers in Hull has had to take on an additional warehouse space specifically to house commercial kitchen equipment from local operators that are no longer trading.
Andrew Baitson, partner at the firm, which featured in a report by ITV news, said: “Our premises just weren’t big enough to cope with the amount of stuff that we are getting and are asked to sell at the moment.
The company’s storage facilities are full of redundant cafe equipment that it will look to auction off, including ovens, refrigeration and coffee machines.
Mr Baitson added: “I do anticipate we are going to be busy whether it’s the next few months or further down the line as and once that time comes where the money runs out.”
You can watch the ITV news report HERE.