The new campaign is seeking the help of every business leader who values the location and health of Heathrow Airport in relation to their company’s operations, say Back Heathrow.
They are asking companies based in West London, or with a significant stake in the area, to circulate a short online survey on Heathrow’s future to employees. The survey, “Grow, Decline or Close”, gives employees a chance to have their say.
The campaign, supported by West London Business, has been set up to give local residents and businesses a voice in the debate about defending jobs, protecting property values, safeguarding the west London economy and securing a bright future for Heathrow.
Back Heathrow gets to work in the shadow of the Mayor’s plans to close the airport and build a new hub airport to the east of London. The Government has set up the Airports Commission to look into future airport capacity in the UK, and in particular where it might be located, so the campaign’s timing is crucial.
Rob Gray, Back Heathrow campaign co-ordinator, said: “To get the right decision for Heathrow and businesses in west London, we need support in huge numbers – it’s that simple. We know that support is out there but we have to harness it and we need WLB members to help do that.”
Frank Wingate, WLB chief executive, said: “I would urge every WLB member who wants to see Heathrow grow, rather than decline or close, to circulate the survey to give as many people as possible chance to have their say, whatever their views.”
The survey can be found here www.backheathrow.org/survey