Author: Paul Frith 15/04/2016 Originally posted on LinkedIn here
Yesterday, (14/04/16) we had the pleasure of joining aviation boarding ramp manufacturer Aviramp for their annual Expo. Held at the impressive RAF Cosford, the Aviramp Expo 2016 was an opportunity for Aviramp to showcase their range of ground support equipment to a host of national and international delegates.
Journalist and broadcaster Joanne Malin compèred the event throughout, leading discussions between Aviramp CEO, Graham Corfield, and existing customers of Aviramp, complimented by compelling talks from travel commentator Simon Calder, Martyn Sibley CEO of Disability Horizons and myself as part of the program. As a keynote speaker for the event, this was a great opportunity to speak to a wide range of delegates about aviation green procurement policies and illustrate that environmental improvements usually save money as well as provide differentiation for products and services. It is also, simply put, good management practice and business practice!
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