1 July 2015: West London Business welcomes Davies


Media release

1 st July 2015


For immediate release

West London Business welcomes Davies Commission decision

West London Business, which represents over 800 businesses in West London, welcomes the Davies Commission decision to recommend expansion at Heathrow as the best solution to our shortage of airport capacity. This is very good news for West London and for the UK economy.

It has consistently been our view that expanding our national hub airport is the most logical transport option of the three chosen by the Commission. The UK needs greater hub operations to meet the UK’s economic needs for international connectivity and trade links to existing and emerging long-haul markets. It will create new jobs, boost exports and freight volumes and stimulate economic growth, while costing the public sector nothing.

We believe expansion should and can be achieved within the necessary environmental conditions relating to noise and pollution.

Now the Government needs to act on the Davies Commission’s recommendation, which is the result of two years’ comprehensive consideration. We need a swift and clear

Government decision, with no more prevaricating, to get on with the job and build a hub airport more appropriate for the country’s economic needs.

To find out more about West London Business visit www.westlondon.com



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About West London Business

West London Business works to ensure West London stays the best place to do business.

West London is the UK’s second largest economic powerhouse with £50 billion GVA and

70,000+ businesses. We are a business-led organisation with a blue-chip board that includes corporations such as GSK, SEGRO and PwC, as well as key regional firms such as

Fullers and Brompton Bicycles. We have a membership of many hundreds, 9000+ supporters and 30+ events per annum, including the West London Business Awards.

Our commitment is to raise West London’s global economic competitiveness, whilst pursuing social and environmental sustainability. We work towards these goals by providing insight, voice and connections to our members and the wider business community. Through this programme we inform and influence the work of local, regional and national government policymakers and promote inward investment.

To find out more, visit www.westlondon.com

PR Contact:

Simon Wade, MCIPR, PR Consultant for West London Business

M: 07802 440246

E: simon@simonwadepr.com