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Gatwick Diamond

With a GVA of £24 billion, the Gatwick Diamond is one of the UK’s best performing areas. The area performs well above the national average on a range of economic indicators, including its productivity levels, share of high-skilled jobs and track-record of attracting foreign investment.

The Gatwick Diamond has a thriving international business community, with a cluster of major international companies that access global markets through London Gatwick Airport and London Heathrow Airport.


  • With London Gatwick Airport at its heart, central London 30 minutes away by train, and London Heathrow Airport within an hour, the Gatwick Diamond is ideally located for businesses that trade around the world.

  • The Gatwick Diamond has 45,000 businesses, including some of the world’s outstanding companies, many of which are located on Manor Royal, one of the premier business parks in the South East of England.

  • Businesses value the Gatwick Diamond’s international connections, outstanding skills base, excellent local supply chains, and supportive and open business environment.

  • There are excellent business hotels and meeting facilities; a good mix of high spec, affordable business premises; and access to a fabulous quality of life that includes the quietness of the South Downs National Park and the Surrey Hills Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty and the cosmopolitan vibrancy of London in the north and Brighton in the south.


  • Not only is Gatwick an internationally renowned business hub, but it is the gateway to many top attractions and iconic spots in the South East. Once you’re here, find your way Around Gatwick to get the most out of your visit.

The Gatwick Diamond Initiative is a business-led partnership, which works with business leaders, business membership organisations, colleges and universities, local authorities, and government agencies to ensure that the Gatwick Diamond is a world-class location for businesses.

The Gatwick Diamond Initiative have also produced leaflets to showcase the offer of the spatial area,

Launched in 2004 the Gatwick Diamond Initiative has made the region a nationally and internationally recognised business location. This video provides an overview of the services and assistance that the Gatwick Diamond Initiative provides.

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