Gatwick response to Airports Commission announcement on Thames Estuary airport
02 September 2014
Responding to the announcement today that a Thames Estuary airport has not been shortlisted by the Airports Commission, Gatwick Airport Chief Executive Stewart Wingate, said:
“This is an important juncture in the aviation debate because now Britain’s choice is clear; expand Gatwick and support genuine competition, lower fares and greater choice for passengers or expand Heathrow and return to the stale monopoly of the past and watch the cost of going on holiday, travelling for business and exporting goods and service go up.
Coast to Capital LEP welcomes Government backing for home-based businesses
26 August 2014
Coast to Capital, the Local Enterprise Partnership for West Sussex, Croydon, Brighton & Hove, Lewes and the Gatwick Diamond has welcomed the announcement by Government that budding entrepreneurs will be given greater freedom to start and grow a business from their homes.
Gatwick Diamond Initiative objects to offices into homes plan
21 August 2014
A business-led partnership has heavily criticised a plan to turn offices in the heart of the Manor Royal Business District into 22 flats.
Foreign investment boost in Coast to Capital region
13 August 2014
Coast to Capital, the Local Enterprise Partnership for West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, Lewes, Croydon and the Gatwick Diamond, has welcomed the news that hundreds of jobs were created in the region through investment by foreign-owned companies during the last financial year.
LEONARDO BUILDING GETS GO AHEAD AT GATWICK
07 August 2014
Abstract (Crawley) Limited has obtained detailed planning consent for its next office development known as ‘The Leonardo Building’.
Abstract will commence the speculative construction of its latest Grade A office building comprising 110,000 sq ft + 300 car parking spaces in September 2014.
MY LOUNGE TAKES OFF AT LONDON GATWICK
30 July 2014
London Gatwick today celebrates the opening of No.1 Traveller’s newest product – My Lounge – which is available to all departing passengers in the North Terminal.
MEET THE BUYERS SET TO BREAK RECORDS
16 July 2014
Businesses and organisers have hailed the Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2014 a huge success likely to generate millions of pounds of business.
GATWICK DIAMOND WELCOMES WHITEHALL INVESTMENT VIA COAST TO CAPITAL LEP
07 July 2014
The Gatwick Diamond Initiative has welcome the news that the Coast to Capital Growth Deal with central Government will include investment to improve Crawley’s transport infrastructure and funding to establish a new ASEAN Gateway at Gatwick Airport to boost international trade.
LOW COST GOES LONG HAUL AS NORWEGIAN LAUNCHES US ROUTES
03 July 2014
Norwegian Air Shuttle has launched low cost, long haul services on the ‘hub busting’ Dreamliner aircraft between London Gatwick and the USA.
THE LEATHERHEAD & DISTRICT BUSINESS AWARDS NOW 'OPEN FOR BUSINESS'
24 June 2014
Now in its fifth year, the 2014 Leatherhead & District Business Awards scheme run by Prowse & Co Ltd in conjunction with the Leatherhead & District Chamber of Commerce has been officially declared ‘Open for Business’. The scheme gives recognition to the Leatherhead and district business community and demonstrates the contribution it makes to the local and wider economy.
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.