Outwrite’s managing director Tracy North touched down on national television when she was interviewed about the approval of a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

BBC Wales Today approached Tracy for her thoughts on the news that Heathrow Airport is set for expansion, and how this might benefit business in North Wales.

The interview was broadcast as part of the lead 6:30pm story, watched by an average of more than a quarter of a million viewers each day.

Tracy was invited to feature as a long time supporter of the expansion of Heathrow due to the potential benefits it may bring to businesses in all regions of the UK.

Outwrite was included as one of the 12 businesses listed in a Heathrow brochure published to illustrate case studies of regional business support for expansion.

Tracy attended the launch of this publication as an official spokesperson for the campaign.

There was no chance of turbulence during the interview for Tracy either, having featured on radio for the BBC’s Wales at Work programme just 24 hours before her TV appearance. As chair of CBI North Wales, she regularly provides expert commentary to the media on a range of business topics.

Take a look at the full interview here.


Asked why she supports the expansion, Tracy said: “Outwrite provides specialist PR support to energy companies, and a lot of those come from overseas.

“The third runway will help generate interest in UK business, benefitting businesses across the entire country including ourselves.

“I think the expansion of Heathrow is going to be a significant advantage for businesses in Wales and indeed the UK.”

Tracy founded Outwrite in 1994 and has overseen the growth of the firm into an award-winning digital PR agency. Its clients include the Wales Air AmbulanceWynne Construction, Mold-based chemicals firm Synthite, and engineering, planning and environmental specialists Caulmert.