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News - 31 August 2017

Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers - Understanding Airport Based Business Procurement

Date: 15th September 2017 Venue: Welland Medical, Hydehurst Lane, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9AS Time: 09.30am - 12.30pm

Attendees of this seminar will discover;
  • Top Tips for new suppliers
  • Details around local supply chain
  • What is required from an Airport supplier
  • What it takes to be a supplier at Gatwick

David Gill - Managing Director Marco Airport Facilities Group

From a painter and decorator foreman working for housing developers and building contractors, David went on to supervising minor refurbishment and building works at Gatwick airport before working his way up to managing director at TH Kenyon & Sons PLC. David joined Marco, a highly acclaimed provider of construction projects and maintenance services for the UK’s biggest airports in 2001 as MD. He has been instrumental in growing the company – in fact, over the last 15 years he has increased their client base by an impressive 900 per cent, while turnover has grown from £500,000 to £11 million. With 30 years’ experience in the airport industry providing strategic, implementation and delivery management roles, David can offer attendees expert advice and knowledge in all aspects of airport activities. 

Charlie Cooper - Senior Project Manager
Marco Airport Facilities Group

Charlie has been working in construction at Gatwick Airport for over 15 years. Having progressed from a project support role to Marcos Senior Project Manager, he is responsible for 5 project managers and over 80 operatives, as well as running his own projects.

Paul Williams - Head of Business Development
OmniServ Ltd

Paul commenced his career in aviation with Gatwick Handling in 1989 as a cargo warehouseman in the busy Gatwick operation. After two years he transferred into the office side of the business and moved up through the ranks, eventually managing the entire cargo operation. Paul moved from cargo handling into the commercial side of the business dealing with passenger, ramp and cargo business development activity on behalf of the company. In 2004 he moved up to Heathrow working for sister company Plane Handling and became Commercial Director in 2008. Paul joined OmniServ in September 2016 to set up the Norwegian ground handling operation which successfully commenced in December 2016. In January 2017 Paul took on his current role as Head of Business Development for OmniServ, responsible for all business development activity within the UK.  

With over 70 years’ experience between them in the airport industry, providing strategic, implementation and delivery management roles, David, Charlie & Paul can offer attendees expert advice and knowledge in all aspects of airport activities.


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