Three quarters of Hounslow businesses support expansion at Heathrow, says a survey by the Chamber of Commerce.
The Hounslow Chamber of Commerce survey found that 76% of businesses in the Borough support the expansion of Heathrow. The survey shows that more half of respondents had located their firms deliberately to benefit from the business that comes through Heathrow or its supply chain.
Heathrow Airport welcomed the findings. Nigel Milton, Heathrow Policy Director, said, “Hounslow businesses…. understand the vital contribution Heathrow makes to local jobs and they are acutely aware how expanding our hub airport would boost the local economy.’
Heathrow supports 114,000 local jobs either directly within the airport boundary or indirectly through support businesses such as courier firms, representing approximately one in five jobs in West London.