Commercial director leaves Durham Tees Valley Airport

Andy Foulds has left his position as Commercial Director at Durham Tees Valley Airport

Andy Foulds has left his position as Commercial Director at Durham Tees Valley Airport

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DURHAM Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) has confirmed that Andy Foulds, commercial director has left the business to pursue new opportunities.

At the time of his appointment two years ago Mr Foulds described DTVA as a success story waiting to happen. Mr Foulds joined the airport from the Port of Tyne Authority, where he had been commercial director for two years

The airport is now seeking to appoint a business development director.

The new recruit will work alongside its recently appointed partnership and communications executive James Grant in building on the progress made over the past two years, taking forward the new business model for the airport and implementing the proposals within the master plan, airport bosses said.

Following public consultation the airport published the final version of a plan which it claimed can create up to 3,800 permanent jobs and support 450 during construction phases.

Between 250 and 400 homes are proposed for the site, with the sale of land for housing paying for other developments, including offices and warehousing.

The plan for housing angered residents of nearby Middleton St George, who said local services would not cope with more users.

The most recent figures for the year to the end of June showed a like-for-like increase in passenger numbers of four per cent from

135,366 to 140,922.

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11:36am Thu 21 Aug 14

gramps427 says...

The only progress made so far has been to con yet more public money to build yet another unnecessary road to enable Peel to make more money out of land development while reducing the airports capacity for actual public access flights. The amount of funding required to create 3,500 new jobs is immense; far more than Peel have been prepared to put into the airport so far from their own pocket. The local Councils are still refusing to allow access to the original sale details; no doubt because it would probably show that the original agreement was never fulfilled and that the sale of the airport by one branch of Peel and subsequent re purchase by another arm of Peel was done for a reason. Our Councils are hiding the truth from the people they are supposed to represent; WHY?
The only progress made so far has been to con yet more public money to build yet another unnecessary road to enable Peel to make more money out of land development while reducing the airports capacity for actual public access flights. The amount of funding required to create 3,500 new jobs is immense; far more than Peel have been prepared to put into the airport so far from their own pocket. The local Councils are still refusing to allow access to the original sale details; no doubt because it would probably show that the original agreement was never fulfilled and that the sale of the airport by one branch of Peel and subsequent re purchase by another arm of Peel was done for a reason. Our Councils are hiding the truth from the people they are supposed to represent; WHY? gramps427
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