Heathrow ready for take-off after joining Black Country Chamber of Commerce

10 Jul 2024

Published in: Black Country Chamber of Commerce News

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce has secured one of the world’s busiest airports, Heathrow, as a new member of its engaged business community.

Heathrow has joined the leading support agency for firms based within or active across Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall, as part of its drive to connect with business communities nationally.

Heathrow has taken up Platinum membership, which provides an exclusive platform for company leaders and senior level representatives to come together and tackle challenges that impact their organisation and explore opportunities to improve the region’s prospects.

With the highest number of annual passengers in Europe and one of the 10 highest in the world, Heathrow flies to more than 200 destinations in over 80 countries. In the 12 months to May, it served a record-breaking 81.5m passengers.

Nigel Milton, Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, Heathrow, said:

“We are delighted to become members of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce. Heathrow has deep rooted connections with the Black Country and surrounding areas through our extensive regional supply chain spend totalling nearly £100m a year in the West Midlands alone.

“Heathrow proudly support the Black Country's industrial heritage, acting as the global gateway for high value manufacturing exports being flown to more than 200 destinations across the world through our airport. Through the Chamber network, working at a national and regional level, Heathrow is committed to the benefits of a thriving hub airport being felt right across the country, delivering sustainable growth and economic opportunity for Black Country businesses.”

Black Country Chamber of Commerce Head of Premium Membership Gail Arnold said:

“I am thrilled to welcome Heathrow to the Platinum Group and look forward to working with the company as it seeks to grow its profile in the West Midlands.

“Heathrow provides vital trade and business links that are essential for the UK’s economy so we delighted they have joined the Chamber to play an important role in connecting Black Country businesses with global markets, customers and suppliers.

“The Heathrow team will have the chance to participate in a variety of networking events and initiatives designed to support business development and build on the success of the region. The Platinum Group provides great opportunities for peer-to-peer discussions and building long-lasting relationships.”

Black Country Chamber of Commerce CEO Sarah Moorhouse added:

“It is a coup to have an international brand like Heathrow recognise the value of joining the Chamber and want to use its membership as part of its strategy to reach businesses in our region. We will include Heathrow in a range of opportunities to help the team engage with businesses across the region and make the most of their membership.”

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce runs member groups to support its mission to promote and meet the needs of business and industry across the Black Country and to help create the best community in which to live, work and do business. • For more information on the Platinum Group of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, visit www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk/platinum or contact Gail Arnold on 07810 377819.

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We at Enviro Sampling Solutions are delighted to extend our warmest welcome to Heathrow Airport as a Platinum member of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce. This marks a significant addition to our vibrant business community. We look forward to the opportunities for collaboration and knowledge sharing that this new membership brings. Together with Heathrow and other Chamber members, we are excited to explore ways to enhance our region’s business prospects, strengthen our community ties, and contribute to a thriving, sustainable future.

Sarup from Enviro Sampling Solutions
10/07/2024 12:21

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