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  • 2019 Business Summit takes-off

    The Flagship Summit follows a year-long tour, consisting of 11 business summits across the UK, with over 800 SMEs in attendance

    By Heathrow
    • Nearly 300 small to medium sized businesses attended the 23rd annual flagship Heathrow Business Summit on Thursday
    • The Flagship Summit follows a year-long tour, consisting of 11 business summits across the UK, with over 800 SMEs in attendance
    • Businesses from local boroughs including Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Slough and Spelthorne kickstart the work for procuring contracts with Heathrow’s biggest suppliers

     

    Hundreds of local, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have kickstarted the process for procuring work with Heathrow’s biggest suppliers, ahead of contracts being released for the airport’s expansion programme. The 23rd flagship Heathrow Business Summit welcomed nearly 300 local SMEs to the Park Inn hotel on Thursday, marking the end of a year-long tour – consisting of 11 business summits across the UK.

    How the summits have been connecting businesses at Heathrow for over 20 years...

    For over 20 years, Heathrow’s Business Summits have provided an opportunity for SMEs to meet face-to-face with some of the airport’s largest suppliers and connect them to new contracts and advice, as well as supply chain and exporting opportunities.

    This year, over 800 SMEs have attended one of the summits across the country, resulting in over 2000 engagements which are designed to give SMEs a chance to cement relationships and forge new connections with some of the UK’s largest suppliers.

    The flagship summit saw over 40 of Heathrow’s top suppliers discuss real contract opportunities with local businesses from Slough, Spelthorne, Ealing, Hounslow and Hillingdon and further afield.

    "We’re gearing up to the submission of our planning application next year and we could not be more impressed by the talent and commitment of local SMEs who are going to help us build Britain’s new runway.”

    Javier Echave , Chief Financial Officer , Heathrow

    Maintaining this strong partnership with local businesses will help to ensure that Heathrow expansion provides tens of thousands of new jobs and apprenticeships for local people. This once in a generation project will also inject billions of economic benefits into local communities whilst ensuring that expansion is delivered in line with strict mitigation and environmental commitments.

    Feedback from Heathrow’s public consultation that closed in September, will be analysed and used to shape the project which is when final plans for expansion will be submitted as part of its planning application for the project.

    Heathrow’s Chief Financial Officer Javier Echave, said, “In its 23rd year, our Business Summits programme is stronger than ever and this year alone we’ve met face-to-face with over 800 SMEs."

    "We’re gearing up to the submission of our planning application next year and we could not be more impressed by the talent and commitment of local SMEs who are going to help us build Britain’s new runway.”

    Heathrow Business Summit Supplier List

    • AIQ Consulting
    • Amalga Limited
    • APCOA Parking (UK) Limited
    • Atkins – Member of the SNC-Lavalin Group
    • Aviation Business Continuity Limited
    • Babcock Airports
    • Babcock Marine (Rosyth) Limited
    • Balfour Beatty
    • Banner Group Limited
    • Beumer Group
    • Capgemini UK Limited
    • Compass Group UK & Ireland
    • Dyer and Butler Limited
    • Dyer and Butler Electrical Limited
    • Edmont
    • Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Limited
    • Fujitsu
    • Grundon Waste Management Ltd
    • Guidant Group
    • Honeywell Building Solutions
    • HSS Hire
    • Jacobs
    • Kilnbridge
    • LC Energy
    • Mace Group
    • Mitie
    • MJM Industrial
    • Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Limited
    • Mott MacDonald
    • Nationwide Platforms
    • Omniserv Limited
    • Palmers Scaffolding UK Ltd
    • SHB Hire Limited
    • Siemens Postal,Parcel & Airport Logistics Limited
    • Speedy Asset Services
    • Target Site Services Limited
    • Thomas Interiors Limited
    • thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions, S.A.
    • Trinity Fire and Security Systems Ltd
    • Turner & Townsend
    • Vanderlande Industries
    • Wilson James
    • Wood Plc

    For more information on the Heathrow Business Summits please visit our dedicated website section.