Discover the Gatwick Diamond

Your Global Gateway

The Gatwick Diamond in the South of England is a dynamic and innovative business location in West Sussex and East Surrey.  Just 35 minutes by rail from central London and with London Gatwick Airport at its heart, it is one of the strongest regional economies in the UK and home to many global companies.  View our latest 'Grow in the Gatwick Diamond' leaflet.

Latest News

  • Did you know ‘The Business Hothouse’ offers free support to pre-start and established businesses in the Coast-to-Capital area? From workshops to grant funding, it provides the expert guidance to get your business growing.

  • The UK government is on track to post a budget deficit of around £350 billion in the current fiscal year. Yet at the same time, it can raise money in the bond markets more cheaply than ever before.

  • David Butcher, Managing Director of FD Outsourcing Ltd, is standing down as Chairman of the Management Board of the Gatwick Diamond Initiative. David announced his resignation after 17 years at the helm of the economic development initiative. He will continue to serve as a director of the Company.

  • As has been well documented, COVID-19 is having a significant detrimental impact on the Gatwick Diamond economy, with huge implications for employment across West Sussex and East Surrey. This is due to the area’s high exposure to an airport economy and the predominance of business sectors which have been adversely affected by the pandemic.

About Us

The Gatwick Diamond Initiative is a business-led strategic partnership focused on creating the right conditions for sustainable economic growth. We work in partnership with other organisations to create the connections and infrastructure needed to attract high quality inward investment and promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Our vibrant airport economy is a location of choice for companies seeking to compete in global markets. There are opportunities for businesses to grow their footprint here and create high-value jobs in sectors such as medical technologies, logistics and supply chain operations and in professional and fintech services.

There are competitively priced land and commercial property options available near major transport networks in the Gatwick Diamond. Commercial property, whether for sale, lease or new build is more affordable than in London and investments are being made to deliver over 5 million sq. ft of additional commercial floor space in the next decade.

Companies located in the Gatwick Diamond have easy access to the rest of the UK, global markets and key suppliers. The area has a strong communications infrastructure including modern airports, international road, rail and sea links and high-speed broadband access.


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