Melt signs up to Buy North-East campaign

Melt has been popular since it opened earlier this year.

A popular Aberdeen takeaway has signed up to the Buy North-East Campaign.

Melt, which opened earlier this year on Aberdeen’s Holburn Street, has pledged to support the campaign which is aiming to get people in the region to buy locally.

So far, more than 230 businesses from across the region have signed up to the Buy North-East Campaign, which is being led by Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council – as well as the Evening Express, Press and Journal and Scottish Enterprise.

Mechelle Clark, owner of Melt, said: “I am very keen to support a campaign like this, which will hopefully help businesses in the area.

“I was speaking to other business owners in Aberdeen recently and we thought about starting up a hashtag to try to encourage people to buy local.

“It is brilliant that an official campaign has now been set up.”

The grilled cheese sandwich shop opened in March and has proved to be hugely popular.

It was so busy on its first day that it sold out within a couple of hours.

Mechelle said: “Since opening we have done really well and by offering something unique I think we have managed to go against the market here in Aberdeen.

“At Melt I try to buy from local producers as much as possible.

“I am just starting out in the business and have seen profits month on month.

“When starting out sometimes you have to look outwith the area to find producers.

“Now that we are more established in the industry we are looking to more local producers.”

All firms need to do is pledge support by putting Buy North-East on their next board agenda, then move at least one contract or piece of business to a local supplier.