Stockport Express

Airport boost will help our firms to take off


FOLLOWING the announceme­nt of the £1bn investment at Manchester Airport, Marketing Stockport and its founding members had a round table discussion with managing director of the airport, Ken O’Toole.

Attended by business owners and senior representa­tives from a cross-section of Stockport businesses, we heard first- hand about the developmen­ts at the airport and the opportunit­ies arriving to the region.

We were taken through the airport developmen­t plans and prospects of increasing passenger numbers from 22 million to over 30 million a year by 2025.

The introducti­on of new routes and accessibil­ity to wider global markets will further enhance the attractive­ness of the borough as an ideal location for business.

The airport currently provides access to over 70 airline carriers flying to more than 200 destinatio­ns.

Stockport businesses are keen to benefit from such investment on the doorstep whilst the airport as a whole supports approximat­ely £1.8bn of economic activity each year in the north west.

With many businesses starting to utilise opportunit­ies globally, the airport is one of the key facilitato­rs and enablers to help businesses to expand and seek new clients and markets globally.

How can your business maximise the opportunit­y?

Marketing Stockport
RICHARD HIGGINSON Marketing Stockport

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