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London Southend Airport hosts event for local businesses

London Southend Airport invited guest speakers to an evening event to discuss their learnings from the pandemic and share their thoughts on how they see the world of work continuing to evolve in a post-COVID 19 world.

The global pandemic has had a monumental impact on the lives and health of so many people around the world. It has also had a transformational impact on the way we work and collaborate. Two major themes that have emerged have been the way in which responsible businesses think about the mental health of their employees; and how we use technology to create opportunities for flexible and agile working.

Guest speakers included Caroline Grant, CEO, SECE MIND, the airport Charity Partner and Rob Jones, Managing Director, CODE who provide digital solutions to make sense of employee and customer experience.

Mind offered a background to how the charity had been impacted by the pandemic as well as discussing the considerations for employee mental health and how businesses can create positive and healthy workplaces. This was complimented by CODE who shared their ideas on how technology will help shape the future of business including various applications and how the workplace might evolve post pandemic.

The Airport’s first event of its kind since the pandemic and Glyn Jones, CEO, London Southend Airport was pleased with the result; 

“We would typically host at least four events of this nature each year, however due to the pandemic it hasn’t been possible. I am pleased to see a small and cautious return with yesterday’s event and hope that we can build on this to continue to bring local businesses and councillors together to discuss key topics. Now more than ever networking and support is vital and the airport is pleased to host such events to bring people together.” 

About London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport, ranked the best London airport by consumer group Which? six times and voted the best UK airport (under three million capacity) by the Airport Operator’s Association in 2019. 

Serving close to 2.3 million passengers in 2019, London Southend offered services to around 40 domestic and European cities. The terminal has its own railway station, less than 100 paces from the main entrance, with up to six trains an hour at peak times to central London, taking just 52 minutes to Liverpool Street and 43 minutes from Stratford. All airport car parks are located minutes from the terminal entrance.