Long haul passengers boost local economy and jobs, according to new Gatwick report on the ‘Visitor Economy’
28 February 2018
Over 1.3 million foreign and 780,000 domestic visitors arriving at Gatwick spent a total of 12.1 million nights in the South East in 2017 – contributing £1.7 billion to regional GDP and supporting 34,500 local jobs - according to a new report on the airport’s impact on ‘Visitor Economy'.
Norwegian CEO: "The UK will be at the heart of our continued global expansion"
15 February 2018
Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos today delivered an address in London to outline his global expansion plans for the world’s best low-cost long-haul airline, as the UK grows to become one of the carrier’s most important markets.
Norwegian launches UK’s first low-cost route to South America
15 February 2018
Norwegian, voted world’s best low-cost long-haul airline, is continuing its global expansion today by launching the UK’s first low fare route to South America, with a non-stop service from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires.
Gatwick kicks off 2018 with record-breaking January
12 February 2018
London Gatwick last month experienced the busiest January in its history, with 2.8 million passengers travelling through – an increase of 1.4% year-on-year, marking the airport’s 59th consecutive month of growth.
MANOR ROYAL BUSINESS DISTRICT DELIVERS SIGNIFICANT JOBS AND BUSINESS GROWTH
08 February 2018
A new study reveals the growing importance of Manor Royal and its impact in terms of jobs, business and its contribution to the economy. The Economic Impact Study, jointly commissioned by the Manor Royal BID and Crawley Borough Council, was conducted by leading economic and regeneration consultants, Lichfields, to assess how well the Business District is performing and what it needs to do to remain competitive
BUSINESSES TO HEAR DIVERSITY BRINGS DIVIDENDS
08 February 2018
ExxonMobil, BT, Barclays Bank, Canon UK and the Gatwick Diamond Initiative have joined forces with Roffey Park, Crawley College and Prowse & Co to support the inaugural Gatwick Diamond Skills Summit on Friday 9th March.
Exciting Creative Business Partnership Agreement, delivering creative career routes for local students
15 January 2018
East Surrey College (ESC) is delighted to announce a new Creative Business Partnership Agreement with the University for the Creative Arts (UCA).
GATWICK DIAMOND INITIATIVE CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO END APPRENTICESHIPS FUNDING FIASCO
21 December 2017
The Gatwick Diamond Initiative has called upon the Government to address the funding fiasco which will force universities in the area to abandon their degree apprenticeship programmes and colleges to reduce their apprenticeships offer to the small business community.
It's a Yes - Epsom BID vote passed
15 December 2017
BUSINESSES in Epsom have backed a project set to bring £1.5 million of investment to its commercial sector.
MANOR ROYAL PAVES THE WAY
15 December 2017
Pavements in Manor Royal Business District are set for significant resurfacing works thanks to additional investment from West Sussex County Council in connection with the Crawley Growth Programme.
Record November for Gatwick as Asia connections soar
11 December 2017
London Gatwick has achieved its busiest-ever November as 2.9 million passengers travelled through the airport last month, bringing Gatwick to 45.5 million annual passengers.
Gatwick and Bechtel partner to deliver major construction
06 December 2017
Gatwick has today announced the appointment of Bechtel to deliver the airport’s largest single investment as part of its continued commitment to transform and grow sustainably.
UK’s only direct flight to Taipei provides vital trade boost and fastest access to key market outside Europe
05 December 2017
Minister for International Trade, Greg Hands, and UK Trade Envoy to Taiwan, Lord Faulkner, attended the launch of a vital new trade link from the UK to the Far East today - when the UK’s only direct flight to Taipei left Gatwick for the first time.
GATWICK DIAMOND BUSINESSES FACING SKILLS GAPS
30 November 2017
Despite the uncertainty around BREXIT, the majority of companies in Sussex and East Surrey are confident about their future, but business leaders have expressed concerns that a growing skills shortage in key roles may hinder their growth.
Stand Up Philip Hammond
22 November 2017
Commenting on the Autumn Budget 2017, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Head of Tax, Jonathan Riley said;
Entrepreneur Academy Final 2017 hosted by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and East Surrey College
21 November 2017
It was another exciting ‘Dragons Den’ style competition for the final of the Entrepreneur Academy 2017. Hosted by East Surrey College on Thursday 16 November 2017, this event is now in its 5th consecutive year.
Law firm EMW lands twin partner hires from Irwin Mitchell
15 November 2017
EMW, the commercial law firm, is proud to announce the appointments of Sarah Naylor and Frank Bouette, both currently partners at Top 20 law firm Irwin Mitchell.
Aslef train drivers accept Southern rail deal
10 November 2017
ASLEF drivers have accepted a proposed resolution to the long-running dispute with Southern Railways.
GATWICK DIAMOND ONE OF UK’S BEST PERFORMING AREAS SAYS NEW REPORT FROM ‘CENTRE FOR CITIES’
01 November 2017
The Centre for Cities, a national research and policy institute, has published a new report entitled “The Economic Geography of the Gatwick Diamond”. It says that the Gatwick Diamond’s GVA has grown to £24bn in 2015 making it one of the UK’s best performing areas.
Gatwick Airport wins top construction award for its development of the North Terminal
30 October 2017
Gatwick Airport has won an award at the London Construction Awards event in recognition of its programme of work to develop its North Terminal, which completed last year.