London Stansted Airport Meet the Buyers 2018: Suppliers chase £600 million Transformation deals

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2018, at 2:02 PM

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Paul-Willis

Paul Willis, Programme Delivery Director, Stansted Transformation presented the airport’s £600 million investment project to 300 suppliers at the 2018 “Meet the Buyers” event. Willis was also a keynote presenter at last June’s British-Irish Airports EXPO.

31 buyers, led by London Stansted Airport, and other major partners such as MACE, Vanderlande, Kier, and Beumer, met with some 300 suppliers at the Stansted Radisson Blue Hotel, November 1 2018.


31 buyers held face-to-face meetings with some 300 suppliers at London Stansted Airport Meet the Buyers 2018. Stansted is a Manchester Airports Group airport.

Interest by major stakeholders, and SMEs alike, centred on the £600m London Stansted Airport Transformation Programme, framed by the construction of the £130 million new Arrivals Terminal. When complete, the five-year transformation project, which also includes a thorough reconfiguration of the existing terminal into a departures-only complex, and a range of other new facilitation and airfield infrastructure investments, will allow the airport to serve 43 million passengers (currently 27 million).


James Howson, Head of British-Irish Airports EXPO, meets with Nick Smith, Business Manager UK for Blast Deflectors – one of 300 visiting suppliers at London Stansted Airport Meet the Buyers 2018, (and a confirmed exhibitor at next June’s British-Irish Airports EXPO).

The British-Irish Airports EXPO, along with closely-held partner British Aviation Group, also exhibited at Stansted. Next June’s Heathrow-hosted EXPO now has 41 exhibitors including the most recent signings of Battelle, the Civil Aviation Authority, thyssenkrupp Elevator, and Robson Handing Technology.

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