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  • Round 6 of the Regional Growth Fund is now open

    24 June 2014

    Round 6 of the RGF opened on 19 June 2014. At least £200 million of RGF support is being made available for this round and bidders have until midday on 30 September 2014 to submit their applications to the Fund.

  • LOCAL BUSINESS CHAMPION RECOGNISED IN THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST

    19 June 2014

    Executive Director of the Gatwick Diamond Initiative, Rosemary French, has revealed her pride at being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to women in business.

  • Smart thinking: Gatwick and easyJet team up to talk business travel

    16 June 2014

    London Gatwick and easyJet are today joining forces to showcase the exceptional experience, facilities and products they have to offer business passengers, as well as their visions for the future of corporate travel.

  • London Gatwick passenger numbers up by 6.5% in May

    16 June 2014

    Following the record month for passenger numbers in April, London Gatwick continued this underlying trend in May. Over 3.4 million passengers flew through the airport – up by 6.5%, which equates to 209,500 additional passengers. Gatwick’s moving annual passenger total now stands at 36.5 million – a record for the airport.

  • ROB SHONE TO JOIN GIANT INTERNATIONAL AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR

    11 June 2014

    Giant International announced today the appointment of Rob Shone as Creative Director. The independent creative marketing agency Giant believes the appointment of such a high calibre talent to this new senior role augurs well for its further growth in the design, events and exhibition sector.

  • LONDON GATWICK LAUNCHES RESIDENT PICK UP DISCOUNT SCHEME

    03 June 2014

    London Gatwick today launches its resident pick up discount scheme – designed specifically to save residents and local communities money when regularly using short stay car parks at the airport.

  • LONDON GATWICK "ROAD AND RAIL" READY FOR SECOND RUNWAY BY 2021

    03 June 2014

    Unveiling Gatwick Airport’s transformational public transport improvements today, Hugh Sumner – the mastermind behind London 2012’s transport infrastructure – said Gatwick will be “road and rail ready” for a second runway by 2021, with no additional cost to the taxpayer.

  • LONDON GATWICK GETS SET FOR THE GREAT BANK HOLIDAY AND HALF TERM GETAWAY

    22 May 2014

    Around 628,000 passengers look set to depart from Gatwick over the next week as half term holidays get underway.

  • ABSTRACT CHOOSES CRAWLEY FOR NEXT SPEC 'AUSTERITY' HQ

    19 May 2014

    Mark Glatman's Abstract Securities has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Abstract (Crawley) Limited, has exchanged contracts to buy 3.2 acres of land south of Gatwick Airport.

  • £5 MILLION FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR HIGH GROWTH BUSINESSES

    14 May 2014

    A new £5 million funding initiative has been launched to help local companies in the Gatwick Diamond and its surrounding areas access the finance they need to grow and create jobs.

  • ONLY GATWICK CAN DELIVER A NEW RUNWAY AND A MARKET THAT WORKS FOR ALL PASSENGERS

    14 May 2014

    London Gatwick will submit to the Airports Commission a 3,200 page, evidence-based report that shows clearly why expansion at Gatwick is the obvious solution to meeting the UK’s connectivity needs for the next generation.

  • A SECOND RUNWAY FOR GATWICK

    14 May 2014

    Expansion at Gatwick is the best and most deliverable way to meet the country’s future aviation challenges – it will deliver more passengers, more destinations, earlier. It can provide the greatest economic boost for the UK with the least environmental impact and will meet London’s and the UK's connectivity needs for a generation, boost choice, and enhance competition at a fraction of the cost of expansion at Heathrow.

  • LONDON GATWICK PASSENGER NUMBERS UP BY 15% IN APRIL

    08 May 2014

    As the economy begins to pick up, April 2014 saw London Gatwick achieve its best year-on-year growth since November 2011, with more than 3.1 million passengers using the airport – an increase of 15.4% or 421,900 passengers.

  • HENRY SMITH MP, IMPRESSED WITH THE GROWTH OF TRANSVALAIR IN THE LAST 5 YEARS

    07 May 2014

    The Transvalair management team were delighted to welcome local MP Henry Smith to our Head Office for a tour, along with a meet and greet.

  • COAST TO CAPITAL LEP APPOINTS NEW CHAIRMAN

    06 May 2014

    Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership is delighted to announce that local businessman Tim Wates has been appointed chairman of its board.

  • 48 NEW JOBS TO BE CREATED BY COAST TO CAPITAL BUSINESS GRANTS

    30 April 2014

    48 new jobs are set to be created in the first round of grants awarded from the new Coast to Capital Business Growth Grant scheme which is funded by the Government's Regional Growth Fund.

  • HUGE SUPPORT FOR MANOR ROYAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

    15 April 2014

    A survey conducted following a ‘sell-out’ business networking expo earlier this month revealed that a huge majority of Manor Royal businesses are supportive of the Business Improvement District – the business-led partnership set up to enable the companies of Manor Royal, to decide on improvements and necessary investment.

  • LONDON GATWICK TRAFFIC RESULTS FOR MARCH 2014

    15 April 2014

    London Gatwick saw 2.7 million passengers use the airport in March 2014 - an increase of 5.1%, or 131,500 passengers, over the prior year.

  • COAST TO CAPITAL ANNOUNCES LOAN INVESTMENT DEAL WITH GLASSECO

    14 April 2014

    Coast to Capital is pleased to announce its latest loan investment from the Growing Places Fund to GlassEco International Ltd.

  • SOUTH EAST HOUSING CRISIS REACHES BREAKING POINT

    11 April 2014

    The housing shortage in the South East is pushing house prices and private rents out of reach for local workers, according to a new report – with the crisis set to get even worse by 2020.

 
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