Partnerships | Gatwick Airport

Economic partnerships

Gatwick contributes £5.3bn to the national economy. See how we are working with partners to share the benefits locally.

We value the strong, productive relationships we have developed with local and regional economic partnerships and business organisations, from South London to the South Coast, across Sussex, Surrey and Kent. We participate in and support events and activities, finding out about our partners’ priorities for driving local and regional economic growth; listening to what’s important to local businesses; and keeping them informed about what matters to them.

We are active members of  several economic groups and partnerships, working together to build a strong local supply chain; boost business and to strengthen opportunities for employment and skills development.

We also support local businesses through event sponsorship, employee involvement and membership of  key regional business groups and organisations such as Gatwick Diamond Business: the Chambers of Commerce (Crawley and Gatwick, Sussex and Surrey and Kent); the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB); and we are a Surrey Business Champion through Business South.

In 2017 we sponsored: Gatwick Diamond Business Awards; Croydon Business Excellence Awards; Kent Invicta Chamber Business Awards; Surrey SME Business Awards.

We work in partnership with local authorities and regional partnerships such as the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership  Develop Croydon, Gatwick Diamond Initiative, and Greater Brighton Economic Board to identify and address economic priorities.

We support a range of local business and regional economic events and activities, which bring local businesses and local economic partners together to debate and support growth and success in the region, for example:

Gatwick Diamond Economic Growth Forum 2017

Sussex Economic Forum

Develop Croydon Conference