Meet the Buyer - Back by popular demand!
Published: 01 August 2012
Community Partners were at London Luton Airport today to launch the Airport’s ‘Meet the Buyer’ event, due to take place on 18th October 2012.
As a key economic driver in the region, the Airport and its partners aim to give local suppliers the opportunity to showcase their services to Airport related companies. The event is hosted in conjunction with Luton Borough Council, The Bedfordshire and Luton Chamber of Commerce, Central Bedfordshire Council, Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, Milton Keynes & North Bucks Chamber of Commerce, University of Bedfordshire and the Federation of Small Businesses.
Buyers from a range of companies based at the Airport have already confirmed attendance including;
- Enterprise rent-a-car
- Express By Holiday Inn
- International Currency Exchange
- ISS Facility Services
- London Luton Airport Operations Ltd
- Menzies Aviation
- Ocean Sky
- The Change Group
Sian Pearce, Airport Community Relations Executive said, “The ‘Meet the Buyer’ event encapsulates London Luton Airport’s commitment to work closely with local business networks, the local authorities and sub-regional partners, to enhance the profile of local suppliers. The Airport is working with its business partners across the Airport site to understand their business needs, in order to deliver an event which provides opportunities to build lasting relationships and networks. The event will play an important role in encouraging the procurement of goods and services on a more local basis, helping local businesses and employment levels.
Local companies who wish to attend the event are now able to register their interest by visiting www.londonlutonmeetthebuyer.com.”
Pictured left to right are;
- Ian Cording, Regional Chairman Beds Cambs & Herts at The Federation of Small Businesses
- Paula Devine, Membership Services Manager at Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce
- Cllr Sian Timoney, portfolio holder for Regeneration at Luton Borough Council
- Laura Church, Head of Business and Consumer Services at Luton Borough Council
- Sian Pearce, Community Relations Executive at London Luton Airport
- Yolanda Rugg, Area Director at Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry
- Professor Carsten Maple, Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) and Professor of Applicable Computing, University of Bedfordshire
For more information please contact:
London Luton Airport Press Office – firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors
London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 9.5 million passengers in 2011. The Airport directly and indirectly employs over 500 and 8,000 staff respectively, is a key economic driver for the region and a major base for ‘low cost’ or ‘no frills’ air travel.
easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, Aer Lingus, EL AL, Blue Air, Flybe and Adria Airways operate from the airport, departing to 100 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia, with onward connections to Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Beijing and Bangkok via Tel Aviv.
London Luton Airport Operations Limited, through its parent company TBI Limited, is owned jointly by the leading international infrastructure provider abertis Infraestructuras S.A. (with a 90 per cent shareholding) and the international business arm of Aena, the Spanish national airport and air traffic control organisation, Aena Desarrollo Internacional S.A. (with a 10 per cent shareholding).
London Luton Airport has been nominated by the Mayor of London as one of 35 locations to host Olympic London Ambassadors. The Airport is expected to be a significant transport hub for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, welcoming travelling athletes and guests attending the events. London Luton’s close proximity to London and excellent rail link to St Pancras International will make it one of the fastest and most convenient gateways to the Games.