Bristol Airport to sponsor Export & International Award at BLA18

Bristol Airport have recently announced that they will be sponsoring the Export & International Award at this year’s Business Leader Awards.

Having recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, the airport saw numbers grow 8% last year to a total of 8.1 million passengers.

Entries to the awards are now open and you can also see who is on the independent judging panel on the awards website.

The winner will have showed significant and sustained international growth, along with a clear understanding of overseas markets within their sector.

The judges will also be looking for commercial success and how export has benefitted the company’s UK operation.

Exporting is a complex matter, so any entrants must also have demonstrated how they have overcome any obstacles.

According to the Department for International Trade, last year, the South West exported £15.3 billion worth of goods and the UK as a whole exported £324 billion.

Peter Downes, Head of Aviation at Bristol Airport said: “The South West has many strong export businesses across a wide range of sectors. Bristol Airport is proud to sponsor the Export & International Award at the year’s Business Leader Awards.”

Founder of the Business Leader Awards Andrew Scott commented: “To have one of the largest airports in the UK sponsoring this year’s Export & International Award is great for our awards.

“Export markets are a route to growth for all size businesses and I am excited to see who will be entering this year.”

If you are interesting in sponsoring an award or have any enquiries then please call 0117 325 7779 or email