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Met Office wins prestigious Team Heathrow Partnership Award

The Met Office Aviation team at Heathrow won the ‘Improving Every Day’ category award for their work building a bespoke snow response forecast for the airport.

The Met Office has a team of meteorologists working in close partnership with Heathrow colleagues on site at the airport, helping mitigate weather risks, reducing costs and improving ways of working.

Ian Ballentine, Heathrow’s Procurement Director, commented: “The Heathrow Partnership Awards recognise the best partners in our supply chain who demonstrate Heathrow’s values and share in our vision to provide the best airport service in the world.”

Operations Manager James Shapland and Key Account Manager Abigail Barbour were delighted to receive the award on behalf of the wider team


There are six award categories in the Heathrow Partnership Awards ranging from ‘keeping everyone safe’ to ‘giving excellent service’ and ‘working together’. The Met Office was shortlisted alongside organisations such as Atkins, Bagport, Bradford Swissport and Mace.

James Shapland from the Met Office said: “We are delighted to receive this award and the recognition from such a valuable customer as Heathrow. We are pleased that the close working partnership our team of on-site meteorologists have with Heathrow colleagues has helped reduce the impact of weather on Heathrow’s operations and enabled staff to make timely decisions aimed at maintaining schedules and safety”.

The Met Office is one of over 400 companies who work with Heathrow ensuring the airport runs smoothly and efficiently.

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