Heathrow Airport is a main sponsor of SME Export Track 100.
Heathrow, the UK’s hub airport, is home to more than 80 airlines connecting to more than 190 destinations. Every year Heathrow welcomes over 78 million passengers with a commitment to ‘making every journey better’.
By providing passengers with frequent and direct connections, millions of people rely on us every day to visit friends, take holidays, reunite families or simply get their business done. These connections drive the UK economy by connecting British businesses to the world’s established and emerging markets. In today’s global economy, our success is Britain’s success.
Heathrow is Britain’s biggest port by value for global markets outside the EU and Switzerland, handling over 30% of the UK’s exports.
Following an investment of more than £11 billion over the past 10 years, passengers have voted Heathrow the ‘Best Airport in Western Europe’ for the third year in a row, and ‘Best Airport for Shopping’ eight years in a row. With over 76,000 people working at Heathrow, the airport is one of the UK’s largest single site employers while also supporting the local and national economy by working with our airlines, suppliers and other business partners throughout the UK.
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East or west, the opportunities are there for British firms – but only with an airport big enough to cope, writes Emma Gilthorpe
(from the 2018 SME Export Track 100 supplement)