Silver Chef announces Flood-Relief Assistance for Clients
Leading Brisbane-based business equipment financier Silver Chef Limited today announced assistance measures for customers affected by flooding in Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
Silver Chef Chief Executive Officer Charles Gregory said affected customers would be automatically granted up to two weeks’ rental relief, with further relief to be considered for those experiencing dire circumstances.
Mr Gregory said Silver Chef would also give four weeks’ rental relief on new contracts issued to existing or new customers in flood-affected areas across both its hospitality and GoGetta divisions to assist those needing new equipment to rebuild their businesses.
“We know from our experience during the 2011 Queensland floods that these assistance measures are greatly appreciated by our customers who have suffered from flooding,” Mr Gregory said.
“We are an Australian company working with small to medium-sized businesses and we understand the challenges faced by small business operators when natural disasters strike, so we are glad to give them one less thing to worry about,” Mr Gregory said.
Mr Gregory said that Silver Chef was doing everything possible to help those whose lives and livelihoods have been disrupted by these floods and would continue to do so over the coming weeks as they re-opened their businesses.
Mr Gregory said Silver Chef had more than 90 customers affected by flooding across Queensland, in particular at Bundaberg and Gladstone, and 41 customers in northern New South Wales, including the towns of Grafton and Lismore. Businesses included cafes, restaurants and takeaway food shops.