About the Gatwick Diamond

In the Gatwick Diamond, companies have access to excellent market opportunities, world class skills and a highly supportive and open business environment.  Part of the UK, the sixth largest economy in the world and one of the easiest places to set up and run a business in Europe, according to the World Bank. 

The Gatwick Diamond has one of the strongest local economies in the UK being just 30 minutes from central London, with London Gatwick Airport at its heart and one hour from Heathrow Airport. An excellent interconnected infrastructure of air, road, rail and sea transport connects the Gatwick Diamond to London and the UK, mainland Europe and the rest of the world.

Home to 45,000 businesses and 500 international businesses, the Gatwick Diamond offers access to the excellent connectivity, talented labour force, strategic location and developed supply chain. There are six industry sectors which are particularly strong:

  • Aviation, Aerospace and Defence,
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering,
  • Financial and Professional Services,
  • Life Sciences, Health Technologies and Medical Devices,
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Food and Drink
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