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Edmiston partners with the London Heliport
In sponsoring the London Heliport, Edmiston aims to bring the attention to detail and teamwork found on board a large yacht to the heliport operation. Rebranding coincides with the 60th anniversary of the iconic gateway.
Newly refurbished in the summer of 2019, Edmiston & Company, official sponsor of the London Heliport, has made a long-term commitment to this key London gateway.
Read this story in our September 2019 printed issue.

Title sponsorship of The London Heliport has been taken over by UK-headquartered superyacht company Edmiston. The move coincides with the heliport's 60th anniversary this summer, and Edmiston has undertaken a major restyling of both the interior and exterior terminal, including a complete repaint of the landing, take off and apron areas. The heliport will now be known as The Edmiston London Heliport.

Edmiston chief executive Jamie Edmiston comments: 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.”

“We are entering an exciting new era,” adds London Heliport general manager Simon Hutchins. “Edmiston is a prestigious luxury brand to align with, and Jamie has overseen a significant investment that has revitalised the whole look of the heliport.”

The heliport continues to thrive as the capital's only licensed heliport serving business and private movements, police and medevac missions. It is home to The London Helicopter sightseeing business and a number of helicopter charter tech companies. For the first six months of 2019 business and private movements totalled 4,401. This represents a 39 per cent growth since 2012, when the Reuben Brothers acquired the heliport in the February of that year. Interlining with business jet activity continues to account for nearly 25 per cent of movements with commercial operators departing London Biggin Hill, Luton, London Oxford, Farnborough and Stansted airports.

Based in Battersea, just south of Chelsea Harbour, the heliport is the only CAA approved heliport in the capital with approval to handle 12,000 take offs and landings per year. It has been in operation since 1959, providing essential services to the business community and emergency services such as the Air Ambulance (HEMS) and Police Air Support units. Located on the River Thames between the Battersea and Wandsworth bridges, the heliport caters for both business and leisure customers requiring fast access in and out of the City.

The heliport has been wholly owned by the Reuben Brothers since its acquisition at the end of February 2012. Reuben Brothers’ investment activities include private equity, real estate, and debt financing. Businesses include London Oxford Airport, data centres, race courses, shipping, public houses, hotels, technology and media. It runs its own helicopter charter brokerage and its seat-only sightseeing flights offer a separate entrance to board and welcome passengers so that VIP customers’ needs for discretion and quick turnarounds remain uncompromised.

With offices in London, Monaco, New York and Mexico City, as well as representation in a number of key global cities, Edmiston has expertise across all disciplines: sale and purchase, charter, yacht management and new construction. The company works with some of the highest profile and recognisable yachts in the world.

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