Celebration of excellence
Edinburgh Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar urged businesses in West Lothian to aim high to realise their potential when he addressed the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Excellence Awards dinner.
Mr Dewar, guest speaker, said businesses in the area had the huge benefit on their doorstep of a major international airport opening new markets.
He told the 180-strong audience at the MacDonald Houston House Hotel, Uphall, that West Lothian continues to show enormous potential – “and Edinburgh Airport sells that potential to the rest of the world, buoyed by the youngest, fastest growing population in Scotland and a track record in attracting inward investors.”
Linda Scott, the Chamber’s chief executive, said: “Gordon Dewar and his team at Edinburgh Airport have achieved so much for this area by bringing the world to our doorstep.
“Under his leadership and vision, we have seen Edinburgh Airport embrace new gateways to the Middle East, North America and The Far East and this augurs well for businesses in our region who can rely on selling their services to the world.
“Moreover, our tourism and hospitality industries are boosted by the influx of visitors to the area.
“West Lothian is seeing a boom in the range and diversity of businesses and with the cast-iron guarantee of an Airport that delivers an exceptionally strong network of international opportunity for our businesses, Gordon’s comments on West Lothian’s potential are very much in line with what we hear from our members.”