Yacht company Edmiston has taken over the title sponsorship of The London Heliport, the UK capital’s only licensed heliport serving business and private movements, police and medevac missions.
Coinciding with the heliport’s 60th Anniversary this summer, Edmiston has undertaken a major re-styling of both the interior and exterior terminal. The heliport, which is located in Battersea in the West of London, is being called The Edmiston London Heliport from this month.
For the first six months of 2019 business and private movements totaled 4,401, representing a 39% growth since 2012, when private equity and real estate investors the Reuben Brothers acquired the heliport in February that year.
Interlining with business jet activity continues to account for nearly 25% of movements with commercial operators departing London Biggin Hill, Luton, London Oxford, Farnborough and Stansted Airports.
Edmiston chief executive, Jamie Edmiston said, “We have made a long-term commitment to this key London gateway. For us, this is more than a branding exercise. Our aim is to bring the rigorous focus, attention to detail and teamwork that you would find on board a large yacht – to the operation of the heliport. Working in close partnership with the management and owners of London Heliport, our objective is to deliver the best possible experience for clients using the Heliport.”
“With this collaboration with Edmiston we are entering an exciting new era,” said London Heliport general manager Simon Hutchins. “Edmiston is a prestigious luxury brand to align with and Jamie Edmiston has overseen a significant investment that has revitalized the whole look of the heliport.”