Delivering Heathrow expansion is a major infrastructure project that will rely on talent from across the country. The demand for materials and expertise are set to create a lasting legacy through the creation of skilled, meaningful jobs for people in regions across the UK.

SMEs already play a crucial role in Heathrow’s supply chain – with the airport spending over £1.5 billion annually with more than 1,200 SMEs and suppliers from across the country and in the local communities surrounding the airport. With expansion, Heathrow is looking to grow its network, connecting with new suppliers from all over the UK.

To ensure that UK businesses can maximise the opportunities of expansion, Heathrow delivers a series of Business Summits throughout the UK. The events connect SMEs from Cornwall to Scotland to growth opportunities by allowing businesses to network and trade with each other, meet the airport’s supply chain and organise meetings with the Department for Trade and Industry to explore exporting opportunities.

In 2017, Heathrow held seven Summits across the UK, and to date an estimated £93.4 million of new deals have been won by businesses as a result of the partnerships formed at Business Summits. In 2018, we are holding 10 Business Summits around the UK to ensure every region benefits from supply chain opportunities from expansion.

HEATHROW BUSINESS SUMMITS 2018

 

Business Summit South West – Somerset
Tuesday 13th March
Somerset County Cricket Club
In partnership with Somerset Chamber

 

Heathrow Business Summit North East – Teesside
Thursday 10th May
Jurys Inn Middlesbrough
In partnership with the North East England Chamber of Commerce

 

Heathrow Business Summit North West – Manchester
Friday 8th June
A J Bell Stadium
In partnership with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

 

Heathrow Business Summit Wales - Cardiff
Wednesday 11th July
Cardiff City Stadium
In partnership with the Welsh Government

 

Heathrow Business Summit Scotland – Glasgow
Monday 10th September
DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central
in partnership with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce

 

Heathrow Business Summit Yorkshire - Doncaster
Thursday 11th October
Doncaster Racecourse
In partnership with Doncaster Chamber

 

Flagship Heathrow Business Summit
Tuesday 27th November
Venue TBC

 

Heathrow Business Summit Northern Ireland*
Date and venue TBC
In partnership with the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce

 

Heathrow Business Summit Midlands*
Date and venue TBC

 

Heathrow Business Summit East London*
Date and venue TBC
In partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses