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Thames Valley Chamber reacts to Heathrow third runway announcement
28th October 2016

Paul Britton, Chief Executive, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group commented: “It’s absolutely fantastic news that the Government has given the go ahead for a third runway at London Heathrow. Our standing in the world as a global leader, with transportation links to match, has just received the biggest boost possible and one that will prove incredibly important, not only to the south east but for the entire country, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come”.

“We regularly survey our business community and many leaders in the Thames Valley have been very vocal over the years about the ongoing need for expansion and what this will mean for them. After all our close proximity to Heathrow has always made us the envy of the business community and its leaders and long may it continue.

“Whilst confidence has taken a knock since Brexit the positive outcome for Heathrow reinforces the message that the UK is open for business and will continue in its role as a central player on the world stage. This is good news for all sizes of business and there will be lasting impact on infrastructure, the economy and our long term stability – at the forefront of the European economy – and security.”

Interviews available on request from the Chamber Press Office 01753 870500

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