Boosting local business

We're looking forward to generating £8.4 billion for the local area and region by 2028

We're stronger together

A diverse and robust local economy has become a vital goal for many local economic partners since COVID-19.

Our Economic Value report says, a strong Gatwick would support the region to grow and diversify. This would attract new and start-up technology and green industry to the local area and region.

Read our Economic Value Report – view as PDF

We will support a range of initiatives in response to the trials faced in the local area following COVID-19. This includes programmes to support jobs, skills, sustainable growth and the local supply chain.

Are you a local business and looking to work with us? 

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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.

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71,000 nurses

By 2028, our economic value to the South East could equal 71,000 nurses.

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or 56,000 police officers

By 2028, our economic value to the South East could equal 56,000 police officers.

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We're looking forward to boosting the local economy

We can do this by making better use of our existing runways. But we can't do this without you.
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We could generate £8.4bn for the region by 2028

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.

Read the Economic Impact Report by Oxera

We could generate 50 thousand jobs or 8.4 billion pounds for the region by 2028

Our Case Studies

Heron Painters

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.

Go to Heron Painters website

Storm12

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.

Go to Storm12 website

KPFP Ltd

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.

Go to KPFP Ltd website
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Economy

£1.5 billion for the local area and region

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Community

200 grants for local projects

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Environment

Net zero direct emissions by 2040

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Consultation

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Let's look forward, together

We can do this by making better use of our existing runways. But we can't do this without you.
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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.

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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. 

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Our decade of change

We continue to work towards being the UK’s most sustainable airport. There’s still more to do. Our Decade of Change policy takes us to 2030.

Read more on our Decade of Change