Essex Flour and Grain is embarking on a publicity blitz in an attempt to persuade LOCOG to relocate its business during the Olympic Games.
Located just metres from the Olympic Park, MD Michael Spinks said his foodservice businesses could be “wiped out” by traffic restrictions during the Games unless it is moved.
Access to the roads EFG depends on will be restricted to Olympic traffic for 18-24 hours a day. Spinks said he was unsure whether Hackney Council would allow night-time deliveries in the area. Even if it does, he fears the alternative route into and out of the site could be closed by security threats.
“What do you think my customers will do if I let them down because I can’t get things in or out?” he said. “My business will be wiped out.”
The Olympics was the “neighbour from hell”, he added.
Spinks has applied to register a political party called Justice for Victims of the Olympics. Local MP Meg Hillier will also present a petition to Parliament this month.
He has also joined a group of 40 businesses considering a legal challenge to the Olympic authorities under human rights legislation.