Lighthouse Systems named ‘International Business of the Year’
28 March 2017
Software company Lighthouse Systems Ltd, has received a well-deserved win at the prestigious 2017 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards. The Crawley-based business was named 'International Business of the Year', an Award sponsored by the Gatwick Diamond Initiative.
Consultation opens on proposed FE Colleges merger
27 March 2017
A consultation on the merger between Chichester College and Central Sussex College has been launched.
Leatherhead & District Business Awards 2017 Launch
14 March 2017
Representatives from the Leatherhead & District business community gathered to launch this year’s Leatherhead & District Business Awards at an event on 28 February at ExxonMobil in Leatherhead.
Gatwick provides jobs boost with more than 1,000 seasonal summer positions available
07 March 2017
Gatwick Airport has announced vacancies for more than 1,000 seasonal summer jobs, further demonstrating the airport’s commitment to boosting employment in the local community.
Gatwick hosts world leading firms to inspire exports
07 March 2017
Gatwick Airport has once again teamed up with the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ campaign to host a conference designed to help businesses grow internationally.
£120m growth funding for firms in rural England
03 February 2017
Grant applications are now being accepted for the £120 million Growth Programme to support business growth and job creation in rural areas.
New report reveals Gatwick Airport contributed £5.3bn to UK economy in 2016
19 January 2017
Gatwick contributed £5.3 billion - or 0.3% of the UK’s GDP - and supported 85,000 jobs in 2016, according to the most detailed assessment of Gatwick’s economic impact ever undertaken.
Gatwick announced as headline sponsor of Sussex Science fairs
10 January 2017
Gatwick Airport is to take over as the headline sponsors of two of the most important events for schools and colleges in the region – the 2017 Crawley STEMfest and the Big Bang Fair South East.
Letter to Rt Hon Chris Grayling - Southern Rail disruption
03 January 2017
Gatwick Diamond Initiative Co-Chairs write to the Secretary of State for Transport following discussions held at the Management Board and Promote Group regarding the Southern Rail disruption.
Southern Rail strikes cost UK £300 million Chichester University Study Reveals
23 December 2016
THE economic impact of the Southern Rail strikes has cost the UK hundreds of millions of pounds, according to new research from the University of Chichester. A study led by Dave Cooper, Professor of Management and Economic Development, revealed the total cost of the dispute to the country’s GPD could be as much as £300million.
Three cheers for Small Business Saturday
05 December 2016
Small Business Saturday 2016 is being celebrated with a hat-trick of initiatives.
Gatwick Airport Interim Results: Airport sets new world records and announces biggest-ever annual development investment of £250m
24 November 2016
Gatwick Airport today reinforced the vital role it plays in the local, regional and national economy as it announced its biggest-ever annual investment in development projects at the airport.
Gatwick Diamond Initiative Welcomes Autumn Statement
23 November 2016
Jeff Alexander, Executive Director of the Gatwick Diamond Initiative has welcomed the Chancellor's 2016 autumn statement.
Gatwick Diamond Businesses Go Green!
14 November 2016
From bat boxes to biomass boilers, businesses across the Gatwick Diamond are embedding greener practices into their day to day operations.
Be the Change
14 November 2016
An inspirational programme to help local young people fulfil their potential and improve their life chances has been launched.
Response to Airport Expansion Decision
25 October 2016
Jeff Alexander, Executive Director of the Gatwick Diamond Initiative said: “The Government’s decision today is undoubtedly a big setback. However, it is clearly not the end of the story. We have argued forcefully that a second runway at Gatwick is the right way forward. We, and many others, have also questioned whether the Heathrow option is deliverable. The strength of these arguments hasn’t suddenly gone away.
Gatwick Airport responds to Government decision on airport capacity
25 October 2016
Gatwick notes the Government's announcement that it favours expansion at Heathrow.
Gatwick Chief Executive Stewart Wingate, said: “We are disappointed as we do not believe this is the right answer for Britain. Gatwick has put forward a credible financeable and deliverable plan for expansion.
“It is a plan that can guarantee growth and guarantee certainty for Britain. We look forward to studying the full reasons behind the Government decision in detail.
“The challenges facing Heathrow have not changed. Our message today is that Gatwick stands ready to proceed when the time comes.”
South East Business Leaders review economic prospects for region three months on from Brexit vote
21 October 2016
South-East Business Leaders met recently to hear from HSBC's Head of Economics for Commercial Banking in the UK, Mark Berrisford-Smith, on the likely economic consequences of the Brexit vote, the mechanics of leaving and options for future trade policy.
GDI SUPPORTS ARTICLE 4 DIRECTION AT MANOR ROYAL
17 October 2016
The Gatwick Diamond Initiative is supportive of Crawley Borough Council’s further actions in relation to removing permitted development rights on Manor Royal Business District.
Manor Royal Signage Project shortlisted for national award
11 October 2016
A £270,000 wayfinding project, which has transformed signage and directions around Manor Royal business district, has been shortlisted for a national BID award.