Welcome to LWIN’s Heathrow portal where you can find facts and figures and information on how to engage with Heathrow.
As Heathrow is the UK’s only international hub airport, Heathrow is a crucial connection between West London and the rest of the world.
The smooth operation of the airport is dependent on the sourcing of a wide range of works, goods and services. From Cyber and Technology, Infrastructure and Operational procurement. To give an indication of the scale, the airport spend was over £1.24bn in 2022 with more than 1,150 suppliers from around the UK .
Given the scale of Heathrow’s operation and its impact on the UK economy, Heathrow has an inclusive approach to its supply chain.
Find out below how to engage with Heathrow.
Heathrow is one of the world’s busiest international airports, flying to over 200 destinations worldwide with 90 airlines and acting as the UK’s largest port by value.
Being a member of the London West Innovation Network (LWIN) is essential to any high-growth business that considers itself to be local and connected to West London. LWIN offers support and opportunity to connect with future suppliers as well as being kept informed about key business issues. This portal provides a gateway to key Heathrow developments and opportunities to engage in the airport’s supply chain.
Heathrow is proud to be a longstanding member of West London Business and part of the London West Innovation Network. Working in partnership, together we are able to deliver better on our commitments to help develop skills, create jobs and encourage growth in West London.
Heathrow Lift Off is a new concept developed as an additional way for Heathrow to attract and work with Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by providing an opportunity to present their products and services to a panel made up of Heathrow and their largest supply chain partner organisations.
Registration for the next panel is now open. If you are a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) and have an interesting sustainability product or service that you would like to present to the panel please register on the CompeteFor platform before 17.30 on 28th April 2023.
CompeteFor is a free supplier platform that enables businesses to compete for contract opportunities linked to large-scale public and private sector buying organisations. There are many organisations represented on the platform, Heathrow being one. More information can be found here.
Usually taking place in November each year, the Heathrow Business Summit gives SMEs the opportunity to engage with larger suppliers at the airport. The Summit offers insight into how working with Heathrow will enable SMEs to play a central role in the airport’s operation and wider sustainable supply chain.
The Summit is an opportunity for local SMEs to showcase their products and services and listen to speeches from key stakeholders.