The FSB is delighted to invite all our members from across the South West to join us for a special event where you can find out more about selling your goods and services to one of the biggest players in the region – Bristol Airport.
We have worked with the airport to set up a special ’meet the airport team/meet the buyer’ morning on Wednesday 29 January, and this is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about the airport and find out how you could potentially join their supply chain. The airport say procurement opportunities may particularly help those in the training, facilities management, recycling waste, architecture, cost consultancy, health and safety, maintenance, engineering, legal services companies and other similar sectors.
The meeting will start with a welcome by Simon Earles, Sustainability and Planning Director, and will then offer the chance for attendees to meet and network with various representatives from the Bristol Airport team.
“These are exciting times at Bristol Airport. With passenger numbers forecast to top nine million for the first time this year), a range of development, engineering projects and other developments are underway to ensure facilities for passengers and business partners keep pace. More than £225 million has been invested in infrastructure since 2010, and this looks set to continue, particularly if a forthcoming planning application to increase capacity to 12 million passengers a year is approved. This growth could see the airport delivering a staggering £2.3 billion to the region’s economy and presents opportunities for a wide range of suppliers across South West England and South Wales.
“Ahead of what is expected to be a busy 2020, the airport is seeking to build resilience in its supply chain and further build on already strong local connections. Projects are likely to include major building refurbishments (including internal demolition), new buildings (including internal fit-out), new aircraft stands, enhancements to the terminal (including new lifts and relocation of staircases), new multi-storey car parks and more.
“This 'meet the airport team' event will bring together members of the FSB along with members of the Bristol Airport team to give an overview of upcoming projects and an introduction to working at the airport. It is an ideal opportunity for local businesses to showcase their skills and find out more about opportunities to work with one of the region’s most exciting businesses.”