Heathrow CEO addresses audience of 360 British airport suppliers and guests

Date: 29 September 2017 // Event News, News

21 September; Park Lane Hotel, London: British Aviation Group Annual Dinner
Co-sponsored by the British-Irish Airports EXPO, Gardiner & Theobald and Kier

Addressing over 360 guests and representatives of British companies involved in airport development at the annual BAG dinner, the Heathrow CEO, John Holland-Kaye, asserted: “The £16 billion Heathrow Expansion will serve as an exporters shop window for British ingenuity. Expanding Heathrow is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to really boost growth across Britain; in particular we are scouring every corner of the country to embrace Britain’s excellent SMEs.”

As a key plank of this inclusion strategy Holland-Kaye explained that 121 offers had been received from across the UK to host one of four logistics hubs for remote manufacturing and assembly. With the final selection expected in mid-2018: “Heathrow’s logistics hubs are set to revolutionise UK construction – providing pioneering off-site manufacturing to reduce overall cost of expansion, cut local emissions, and create a new industry for the UK.”

Holland-Kaye also took the opportunity of explaining the rationale behind hosting the British-Irish Airports EXPO at Olympia in June 2018: “We look forward to welcoming the British-Irish airports community to London, and to working together to create the vital connectivity Global Britain needs to reach its world markets, and to show the world that Britain is open for business.”

British Aviation Group Chairman, Atkins’ Graham Bolton, welcomes 200 airport supplying companies “of all sizes” and their guests from the UK airports and aviation community which resulted in a combined record attendance of over 360 guests in the Art Deco ballroom Park Lane Hotel.

 

Laura Church, Chief Infrastructure Officer, London Luton Airport, is congratulated on winning the draw for a free exhibit at the British-Irish Airport EXPO at Olympia next June by Event Director Paul Hogan. (12 airports exhibited at the EXPO in 2017 including major procurement teams from Manchester Airports Group and the 2018 host, Heathrow.)

 

Speaking for Aerobility – the British Aviation Group charity. Mike Miller-Smith MBE, Chief Executive of Aerobility, thanked BAG for its continuing support for the aviation charity which “works with every conceivable disability, however severe, from injured military personnel to children with learning disabilities, turning the dream of flying into an exhilarating and fulfilling reality.” A collection among diners on the night raised over £4,000.

 

All the dinner sponsors: British-Irish Airports EXPO, Gardiner & Theobald, Kier. In addition to British-Irish Airports EXPO, the British Aviation Group Annual Dinner was co-sponsored by Gardiner & Theobald and the Kier Airport and Aviation team.