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Gloucestershire Airport appoints managing director

Karen Taylor has been named as the managing director of Gloucestershire Airport Ltd after three months in the role in an interim capacity.

After two years as commercial finance director, she was named interim managing director in October and takes on the permanent position with immediate effect.

She said: "Gloucestershire Airport is a unique and important asset for the county.

"I firmly believe we have a strong foundation to develop the airport into a gateway for growth for the many significant developments being brought forward across the region - a destination of choice providing connectivity to and from national and international destinations and a centre of excellence for all aspects of business aviation, aviation training and other related activity."

The start of her tenure coincides with a busy few months for the airport with up to £15million funding secured from Gloucester City Council and Cheltenham Borough Council - the joint shareholders of the airport - for runway improvement works.

Gloucestershire Airport updates development plans 

The airport has also submitted a planning application with Tewkesbury Borough Council for the CGX Connect business park, part of a development plan which is designed to create around 1,500 jobs.

"Business growth at the airport means more choice and better services for existing airport users and will encourage individuals and businesses from across the region to realise the value of having a regional airport they can use for business and leisure right on their doorstep," she said.

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