London Biggin Hill is appointing Colin Hitchins as the Airport’s Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability.
Formerly the airport’s Community Engagement Manager, Hitchins’ role has evolved to encompass all aspects of CSR and sustainability.
David Winstanley, CEO, London Biggin Hill Airport, says: “Colin’s experience in our community is unparalleled and I am delighted to appoint him to this role to ensure we continue to develop our aviation ecosystem in an environmentally sustainable way.
“As a first step, we have created and signed London Biggin Hill Airport’s Sustainability Statement – a commitment to achieving carbon neutral status by 2029, in accordance with the Airports Council International’s (ACI’s) Carbon Accreditation scheme. This is an ambitious target and one we are fully dedicated to.”
Hitchins adds: “Joining the ACI’s ACA scheme aligns with our vision for a sustainable future for London Biggin Hill Airport, of which our local community is a vital part.
“As such, we are introducing four new pillars that underpin all our CSR and sustainability activity. These are Our Business, Our Community, Our People, and Our Environment. Each pillar has its own set of goals to help us reach our target.”
For more information about the airport’s CSR and sustainability activity, please visit https://biggin-yourairport.co.uk/ourenvironment
London Biggin Hill Airport is located 12 miles from central London and offers award-winning VIP handling, a choice of FBOs, extensive hangarage, support and maintenance services for all ranges of business jets.
A designated UK Port of Entry, London Biggin Hill is free of runway slot constraints. An exclusive six-minute helicopter transfer service to and from the heart of the capital makes it the fastest transfer of any London airport.
London Biggin Hill is the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital and is already home to more than 70 resident aviation businesses.
There are very few places in the world other than London Biggin Hill where aircraft operators and support companies can conduct all aspects of their business operations, management and maintenance at the heart of a global city and with the confidence in their ability to expand and develop over time.