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Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards: Heathrow the headline sponsor for inaugural event

This month marks the three-year anniversary since the redeveloped Terminal Two at Heathrow – the headline sponsor of the Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards – was reopened by the Queen.

Her Majesty had opened the original terminal two in 1955.

Known as The Queen’s Terminal, it handles an average of 55,000 passengers a day.

Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce president Olu Odeniyi is all too aware of its contribution to the region, and that of the airport’s other terminals.

He said: “Heathrow has undeniably been hugely beneficial to the borough, the region and the UK economy.

“Record levels of inward investment, and the attraction of numerous companies over the years, have secured the livelihood of countless households.

“Heathrow has helped establish the UK as a leading international trade centre, some-thing I hope will long continue.”

The airport is also sponsoring the Business of the Year category at the awards.

“The Business of the Year award recognises the company that stands out from its competitors and shows exceptional performance in all areas of its business,” said Mr Odeniyi.

“It’s a privilege to have Heathrow sponsor this award, given its pivotal role in the success of so many other businesses.”

As the headline sponsor of the awards, the company is hoping to demonstrate to businesses how they can best use the airport as a trading hub and open up connections around the world.

A spokesman for Heathrow said: “We are incredibly impressed by the focus and commitment from Maidenhead and Windsor businesses in helping to grow the local economy.

“Their skill sets are tremendously valuable for Heathrow and we look forward to meeting even more local SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) at the annual Heathrow Business Summit later this year.”

The winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony on Friday, September 15.

Visit www.mwbusinessawards.com for details.

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