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SATURDAY 7th September 2019 ISSUE NO. 957
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Recipient of British Airways BRING
Community Champion Award BACK
CALLING ALL SMEs!
Heathrow invites British businesses to apply for 2019 ‘World of Opportunity’ grants
For the third year running, Heathrow is inviting business up and
down the country to apply for £40,000 worth
of ‘World of Opportunity’ grants to fund exporting ambitions
The grant, run in
partnership with the
Department for International Trade’s (DIT)
Exporting is GREAT
campaign, supports
SMEs looking to take
their goods and services
abroad
Applications for this
year’s ‘World of Opportunity’ Programme will
be accepted from Monday 2nd September until Friday 18th October
2019
Last year’s winners
were made up of specialist tourism operators, software developers and retailers from
many of the UK’s regions and nations
For the third year
running, Heathrow and
the Department for International Trade’s
(DIT) Exporting is
GREAT campaign are
inviting SMEs across
the country to apply for
20 ‘World of Opportunity’ grants worth
£2,000 each. The grants
will support small businesses that are just beginning to export or help
those companies that
can export, but don’t.
Previous winners of
the World of Opportunity grant such as Visit
Football, Pearson Cycle
Specialists and Julia
Brooker Paintings have
used the money to fund
vital trade missions, participate in international
trade shows or commission the international
market research needed
to establish their brands
in these countries.
Representatives
from DIT will support
each winner by helping
them access the right
information, advice and
assistance while connecting businesses to
overseas buyers, markets and each other.
Plaza Premium will also
be providing complimentary lounge passes
for the winners as they
leave Heathrow on their
journeys.
A panel of exporting
experts including Lord
Deighton, Heathrow’s
Chairman and Parveen
Thornhill, Head of London & Devolved Administrations from DIT
will select this year’s
winners.
Last year’s ’World
of
Opportunity’
Programme received
nearly 150 entries from
SMEs from Cornwall to
Glasgow and the
programme is expected
to become even more
competitive this year.
To win one of the prized
20 grants, applicants
will need to show why
they’re primed to expand their businesses
abroad, demonstrate
their export capability
and give their rationale
for the markets they’re
targeting.
The grants help to
ensure British businesses benefit from the
Queen Victoria’s Circus
Windsor Castle 14 September 2019
On Saturday, 14 September, a Family Festival at Windsor Castle will transport
visitors back to the time of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as part of
celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of their births. Queen Victoria’s
Circus will bring the Castle alive with attractions and performances inspired
by George Wombwell’s travelling menagerie that visited Windsor Castle in
1847. From circus performances and falconry displays to arts and crafts and
dress up opportunities, children and adults alike can immerse themselves in the
spectacle of a Victorian circus.
Throughout the day, a variety of drop-in activities will guide children
through the training required to become an official member of the circus
troupe. By gathering enough stamps on their ‘Passport to the Big Top’, the
children will become fully trained circus members eligible to receive a special
medal at the end of their visit. They will have the chance to enter a draw to win
prizes including a corgi soft toy.
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Centre
economic opportunities
that Heathrow provides
as the UK’s only hub
airport and most valuable port, with more
long-haul routes than
any other UK airport and
connections to 200 destinations in over 80
countries.
In addition to this
programme, for the past
22 years Heathrow has
run a successful series
of Business Summits
around the country. The
summits give SMEs the
opportunity to engage
directly with top tier
companies in the
airport’s supply chain
and discover opportunities to become one of
the many businesses that
keeps Heathrow running.
Heathrow Chairman, Lord Deighton
said: “This is the third
year that we’re running
the World of Opportunity programme and
we’re eagerly looking
forward to reviewing the
entries from a wide variety of innovative and
unique small businesses
from every corner of the
country.
“As the UK’s front
door we play a key role
in connecting British
entrepreneurs to markets further afield and
we’re looking forward
to supporting these
small businesses as they
begin their exporting
journeys.”
International Trade
Secretary Liz Truss MP
said:
“For three years, the
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Programme has been
successful in helping to
generate tens of thou-
sands of pounds for
SMEs from across the
UK, helping to spark a
nationwide movement
of UK businesses selling overseas.
The final cost of Heathrow
Airport’s 3rd Runway
The published costs of
Heathrow Airport Ltd’s
new North West Runway (“the 3rd Runway”)
are five years out of date,
are misleading and the
real number could be as
high as £61 billion by
2050, according to a
detailed analysis by
Heathrow Hub Ltd, the
independent promoters
of the cheaper rival extended-runway scheme.
The cost of the initial phase, included in
Heathrow’s current consultation, could be as
much as £37.7 billion
when it is supposedly
completed in 2026.
Heathrow Airport
and the Department for
Transport both use the
number £14 billion in
describing the cost of
the 3rd Runway plan,
but this uses 2014 prices
and assumes a pared
down scheme with no
new terminal capacity.
Heathrow’s current consultation shows a completely
different
scheme.
As well as these
changes, the reasons for
the ballooning costs in
the Heathrow Airport
3rd Runway scheme include the expense and
complexity of building
it on a raised viaduct
over a diverted M25
right by the M4 junction
– Heathrow Airport admitting in 2018, after six
years of work, that its
original idea of a tunnel
was undeliverable – as
well as inflation and increased land acquisition
and relocation costs.
An analysis by
Heathrow Hub has been
submitted to the Civil
Aviation Authority
(CAA), demanding
Heathrow
Airport
comes clean about its
costs, which will be
passed on to airlines and
passengers via higher
passenger charges.
A spokesman for the
rival Heathrow Hub extended runway scheme,
a first phase of which
could be operational
before the 3rd Runway
for a cost of £4.7bn, said:
“The idea the 3rd Runway will cost only £14
billion is hopelessly out
of date and inaccurate.
On a like-for-like basis
we estimate it is nearly
£38 billion.
“Heathrow Airport
should come clean on
the true costs.
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IT HAPPENED
ON THIS DAY..
SEPT 7
1571: The Turkish Ottoman fleet was routed by
the combined Christian
navies at Lepanto off the
coast of Greece. Turkish
commander Ali Pasha
was killed and his head
presented to Don John
of Austria, commander
of the navies of Spain,
Venice and Rome.
1892: John L Sullivan,
the Boston Strong Boy,
world heavyweight bare
knuckle champion, lost
the title in his first fight
wearing the padded
gloves required under
Queensbury Rules. He
was knocked out in the
21st round in New Orleans by fellow IrishAmerican Gentleman
Jim Corbett.
1848: The Vienna Assembly abolished serfdom.
1901: The Boxer Rising
in China ended with the
signing of the Peace of
Peking.
1940: Hundreds of German bombers raided
London in waves that
continued into the night,
leaving parts of the
Docks and the East End
ablaze. The Air Ministry
reported that the
Luftwaffe lost nearly
100 planes in the raid
and the RAF only 22.
1978: Keith Moon, rock
drummer with The Who,
died in London of of an
overdose of drugs prescribed to control his alcoholic problems.
1981: Christy Brown,
the severely handicapped Irish author of
the autobiography Down
All Our Days, died.
1986: Bishop Desmond
Tutu, the black general
secretary of the South
African Council of
Churches, was enthroned as Archbishop
of Cape Town. He is the
church’s first black
leader.
BIRTHDAYS …
Elizabeth I, 1533:
Daughter of Henry VIII
and Anne Boleyn.
Anthony Quayle, 1913:
English actor of stage
and screen.
Buddy Holly, 1936:
American singer who
was killed in an aircrash
at the age of 23. His hits
included That’ll be the
Day and Peggy Sue.





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