Growth and Prosperity

We're looking forward to more local jobs for local people

Generating £1.5 billion for the local area and region by 2038

We're the biggest single driver of economic growth in the region - that's West and East Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

Our Northern Runway would create growth for businesses onsite and the supply chain. The project would allow existing business to expand. And improved connectivity would attract new businesses to the area.

This would concentrate business activity, create new jobs and increase the region's economy.

Our Economic Value report says a strong Gatwick allows the region to grow and diversify.

Read more about our impact on the region's economy

We're looking forward to creating more local jobs for local people

We provide significant value to the economy through:

  • Our onsite activities
  • Our supply chain
  • Other businesses located in the region

Our community work forms part of our sustainability policy

Boosting our local economy forms part of our sustainability policy - our Decade of Change.

Read more about our Second Decade of Change to 2030

We're proud of our work so far

Our apprentice programme

We've been offering apprenticeships for over 40 years. In 2020, our Engineering Apprenticeship was voted number two in the UK.

Read more on our apprentices

Our support for local business

Our Economic Value report says a strong Gatwick could generate £8.4bn for the South East by 2028. That's the same as 50,000 jobs or 70,000 nurses.

Read more on our support for business

Our work with local schools

In 2019, we hosted 24 school groups at the airport. We support initiatives that promote careers in STEM - science, technology, engineering and maths.

Read more on our STEM programmes
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£1.5 billion for the local area and region

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200 grants for local projects

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Net zero direct emissions by 2040

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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