Teesside International Airport got the chance to host a unique business dinner in order to help and support the local Tees Valley business community. During this exclusive dinner, business leaders from all over Teesside came to meet Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and Kate Willard from airport operator Stobart Group. It took place at Teesside International Airport earlier this month.
Mayor Ben Houchen stressed that the airport is back to being under the “public ownership”. Therefore, the airport should benefit its “brilliant businesses as well as providing great links for local people.” It was very important to him to give back to the community and for the airport to become an integral part of the local businesses and to help them strive. He was thrilled to welcome some of the finest business leaders to this dinner. Mr Houchen mentioned that he wanted them “to see first-hand” how their “ten-year rescue plan” was going to be implemented. He also talked about how there are opportunities to work on-site and that a collaboration between the business leaders could help both them and the airport succeed.
The people attending also got the chance to see the brilliant business opportunities the airport has to offer. This dinner displayed how Teesside International Airport has become a centre for the 17, 500 businesses in the local region!
The Director of Partnership Development at Stobart Group, Kate Willard was enthusiastic about the launch of this dinner as this was a great initiative for like-minded people to get together! She said she was excited to work with the “region’s companies and entrepreneurs and show how Teesside International can take their business to the skies.” She mentioned the success of running “similar programmes at our other airports” and that it was an excellent way “to celebrate hard-working business leaders”. Whilst also letting them know about the amazing opportunities available to them.