We could generate £8.4 Billion for the region by 2028

Boosting Local Business

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.

Read our Airport Economic Zone Report - view as PDF

This research is a baseline for us to use in our work with local business groups and stakeholders.

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Watch our first annual Economic Summit

Local economy. Global opportunity.

Our first annual summit brought together over 120 people from local councils, businesses, and education.
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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.

Read our Economic Value Report – view as PDF

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

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


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


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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supporting local causes

We have a strong programme of community investment. We support a range of initiatives and events across Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

Read more on our community support

creating future skills

We inform, inspire and invest in young people and we open up the world of opportunities to everyone. We support early careers and skills.

Read more on education

Our decade of change

We've accelerated our commitment to be a net zero airport for our own Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2030.

Read more on sustainability