A strong Gatwick supports the growth of our region's economy. This attracts new diverse investment and industry to the area.
A clear identity for our regional economy is key as we recover from the pandemic. We've looked at other airport regions to see how they promote themselves and attract investment.
This research is a baseline for us to use in our work with local business groups and stakeholders.
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Our strong recovery equals
222,000 primary school places
By 2028, our economic value to the South East could equal 222,000 school places.
By 2028, our economic value to the South East could equal 71,000 nurses.
We could generate £8.4bn for the region by 2028
A strong Gatwick supports our local region to grow and diversify. This attracts new and start-up technology and green industry to the area.
A further report published by Oxera shows how a strong Gatwick could create £8.4bn in gross value added by 2028. Passenger forecasts in this report were prepared in November 2020.
Our Case Studies
Painting and decorating company based in Horsham, West Sussex. Heron have worked at Gatwick for 35 years.
By working with us, Heron have developed their expertise in fire retardant paints, and now offer access to equipment hire at short notice. These services also benefit many of our airport partners.
Prior to COVID-19, 80% of Heron's work came from Gatwick based businesses.
A creative agency based in Handcross, West Sussex. We have worked with Storm12 since 2016.
Their latest project was to improve passenger signage in our South Terminal. This large-scale project involved refining and developing pathways from every gate to the flight connections service.
Prior to COVID-19, Storm12 attracted 10-20% of its business from Gatwick.
A Fire Protection Specialist based in Kingswood, Surrey. We have worked with KPFP for over 12 years.
KPFP holds our fire safety maintenance contract and also installs new fire safety equipment. This includes sprinkler systems, dry risers, hydrants, fire hose reels and extinguishers.
Prior to COVID-19, around 50% of KPFP business was linked to Gatwick.
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Our support for local causes
We have a strong programme of community investment. We support a range of initiatives and events across Surrey, Sussex and Kent.
Our education programme
We inform, inspire and invest in young people and we open up the world of opportunities to everyone. We offer help in developing the right skills for the right job.