Entrepreneur Garreth Wood has announced that all of the profits from his Boozy Cow burger bars in Edinburgh and Aberdeen will be committed to local charities.
Mr Wood (pictured above with the first four beneficiary charities, CHAS Edinburgh, the ARCHIE Foundation, VSA and the STV Children’s Appeal) owns the Speratus Group which runs a number of bars and restaurants including 99 Hanover Street in Edinburgh and the Illicit Still and Amicus Apple in Aberdeen.
Says Garreth, “Initially Boozy Cow was just another addition to the Group but we came up with the idea of channelling all our extensive charitable work through the one brand. “It’s true to say my accountant had a problem with the concept of every single penny of profit going to charity but, for me, this is not about a commercial enterprise.”
The group predicts that once the venues are running to full capacity, the combined donations to charity will reach £1m.