Heathrow launches supply chain tour to reach out to more small businesses ahead of third runway expansion

whatsapp Event Date East Midlands Chamber Welsh government Business Summit Scotland Liverpool & Sefton Chamber Business Summit North East Tuesday 23 November Scottish Chambers Rebecca Smith Business Summit North West Friday 8 September whatsapp Devon Chamber Tuesday 5 July Read more: Heathrow plans to halve late-running departures to reduce noise for localsThe airport spends over £1.5bn annually with more than 1,200 suppliers from around the UK and there will be more work on the horizon with expansion.Construction of the runway will be the UK’s largest infrastructure project and Heathrow says small and medium-sized businesses will be “critical” to delivering the £16bn investment.Heathrow expansion programme director Phil Wilbraham said: “We’re keen to sustain a diverse supply chain and embrace innovation to help achieve new standards of delivery which includes our commitment to Heathrow 2.0. We will work with the supply chain for innovative and affordable solutions.”Its new sustainability strategy Heathrow 2.0 was unveiled last week, including a pledge to make expansion growth carbon neutral, and also committed to establishing business summits in all 12 regions of the UK by 2025.The 2017 Heathrow business summit schedule: Thursday 15 June Yesterday, the Welsh government said airlines wanting to fly from Wales to Heathrow will be able to bid for a share of a proposed £10m route fund. The airport has signed a “strategic partnership” agreement with ministers to identify business opportunities from the planned third runway.Read more: The only direct flight between Heathrow and Barbados is launching this yearUnder the partnership, they have agreed to hold a summit on 5 July at Cardiff to help Welsh firms secure contracts at the airport. Tuesday 7 March 2017 12:01 am North East Chamber Wednesday 18 October Heathrow is seeking to bolster its supply chain with small and medium-sized businesses to help deliver its expansion plans for the third runway.The UK’s biggest airport will host six business summits across the UK this year to appeal to more small British firms and give them insight into Heathrow’s major suppliers to help them win new contracts in the future. Business Summit Midlands Friday 12 May Business Summit South West In partnership with: Heathrow launches supply chain tour to reach out to more small businesses ahead of third runway expansion Share Business Summit Wales read more