Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 9°C

ESTD 1874 Search

East Anglia: Norwich International Airport acquired by Rigby Group

12:47 11 June 2014

Andrew Bell, chief executive at Norwich International Airport.

Andrew Bell, chief executive at Norwich International Airport.

Archant © 2012

Norwich International Airport has been sold by majority stakeholders Omniport to the Rigby Group.

shares

The facility will now be managed by Rigby Group’s airport division Regional & City Airports (RCA), which also already owns and operates Coventry and Exeter Airports, which it acquired in 2010 and 2013 respectively.

Chairman and chief executive Sir Peter Rigby said: “We have continually reiterated our belief in the importance of regional airports to local and regional communities and their economies. We are intent on developing our aviation business within the Rigby Group, and have made another significant acquisition here.

“I am delighted to welcome Norwich’s staff to a workforce that now safeguards approximately 650 aviation jobs, and look forward to working with them as we plot out a secure, sustainable and positive future for the facility.”

Andrew Bell, Norwich International Airport chief executive, said: “This is a significant and very positive day for the airport.

“As a highly respected and stable organisation, Rigby Group’s involvement will enable us to build on the many achievements of recent years, safeguarding the future of the business and providing us with a platform from which to build an even more prosperous future for the airport itself and the region.”

George Nobbs, leader of Norfolk County Council, said: “I’ve had a meeting with Sir Peter today and liked what I saw and heard.

“I am confident that he shares our aims and ambitions for the airport in particular and Norfolk and Norwich in general. I are happy to confirm that Norfolk’s shareholding in the airport remain unaffected and we are deeply committed and enthusiastic about working together.”

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Delphi

One of west Suffolk’s biggest employers is planning to cut its workforce by almost a quarter, it has been revealed.

BT chief executive Gavin Patterson.
Photo: BT/PA

BT boss Gavin Patterson today hailed a “ground-breaking year” for the telecoms giant as it posted a better-than-expected annual profits haul of £3.17billion.

James Davey, chairman of the Ipswich & Suffolk Small Business Association (ISSBA), Sarah Howard, president of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, and Harry Drnec, former chief executive of Red Bull UK, at the opening of the Anglia Business Exhibition at Trinity Park.

Businesses from across Suffolk and beyond have showcased their products and services at one of East Anglia’s largest annual trade fairs.

Steve Magnall, chief executive of St Peter's Brewery.

A former deputy managing director of Greene King’s brewing and brands division has returned to Suffolk as chief executive of St Peter’s Brewery.

Former Autonomy chief executive Mike Lynch.

New details of claims by United States technology giant Hewlett-Packard against former directors of the Cambridge-based Autonomy group, which HP acquired for 11billion US dollars in 2011, have been branded as a “search for a scapegoat”.

Morrisons chief executive  David Potts 
Photo: Morrisons/PA

The new boss of Morrisons said today that the business was listening hard to customers as it reported another drop in sales.

Stowmarket High Street

Representatives of a group serving a Suffolk town believe approved plans to build a 29 hectare business site on the edge of the town will address the imbalance of jobs and homes in the community.

Stowmarket High Street

A Suffolk town’s high street is performing better than ever, according to a new report.

The latest Rail Mounted Gantry cranes (RMGs) at the Port of Felixstowe.

Rail freight facilities at the Port of Felixstowe have been expanded further with the commissioning of two new Rail Mounted Gantry cranes (RMGs).

Sainsbury's has announced its first annual profits fall in a decade.

Sainsbury’s today announced its first drop in profits in a decade as it counts the cost of “unprecedented” change in the supermarket industry.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages