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Sector specialisms

The Gatwick Diamond’s main specialisms are:

  • Aviation, aerospace and defence

    Few places in the world are better than the Gatwick Diamond for aviation businesses. London Gatwick Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports. It employs 23,000 people; services airlines that fly 34 million passengers to more than 200 destinations and contributes £2billion per year to the local economy. 

  • Financial and professional services

    The Gatwick Diamond is an important centre for large, financial and professional services that provide services internationally. It has excellent Grade ‘A’ business premises and great access to a network of large, blue chip companies that operate around the globe.

  • Advanced manufacturing and engineering

    The Gatwick Diamond has some of the world’s leading engineering businesses, that are able to recruit specialist staff, find the commercial space they need and access products and services through a strong local supply chain.

    • Siemens UK is one of the leading global engineering and technology services companies, providing innovative solutions across key sectors, including energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare.

    • Tokyo Electron Europe Ltd, a world leader in photovoltaic panel production, electronic components, flat panel display equipment and semi-conductor production equipment, has its European sales and service head office in Crawley.

    • Edwards Vacuum in Burgess Hill is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, abatement systems and related value-added services.

    • Vent-Axia UK, which manufactures products relating to air movement, air handling and ventilation technologies, specialist heat recovery, electric heating, cooling and clean air systems, has its head office in Crawley.

    • Trend Control Systems in Horsham is one of the world’s leading building energy management systems, manufacturing and developing products that minimise energy consumption and reduce plant maintenance costs.

    • Avesco provides specialist audio visual and broadcast equipment systems and services and has its head office in Crawley.
  • Food and drink

    The Gatwick Diamond has a diverse food and drink sector that is supported by leading Food and Drink Research Centres in Nutfield and Leatherhead and annual food and drink awards and events.

    • Nestle UK has its head office in the Gatwick Diamond and is one of the world’s most recognisable food industry businesses, producing brands such as Kit Kat, Nescafe, Smarties and Shreddies and exporting over £300m of products each year.

    • Unilever Bestfoods UK produces dry, condensed and evaporated milk dairy products from its base in Crawley.

    • Alpha LSG is a global supplier of foods, annually providing nearly 40 million in-flight meals to around 75 airlines

    • Denbies and Ridgeview wine estates produce some of the finest sparkling and table wines in Europe.
  • Life sciences, health technologies and medical devices

    The Gatwick Diamond has a genuine cluster of international companies that provide innovative products and services to the health care sector.  Many of these are world-leading in their fields with locally based UK headquarters and well-established links to countries in all corners of the globe. 

    • Elekta Oncology is a world-leading human care company that develops sophisticated state of the art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, and workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care.


    • Toshiba Medical Systems are specialists in diagnostic imaging, developing technologies that respond to the demands of the healthcare environment.


    • Varian Medical Systems is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy.


    • Fisher Clinical Services provide primary packaging, secondary packaging, and distribution, supporting manufacturing, comparator purchasing, and drug-sourcing activities to the health care sector


    • Roche Diagnostics employs 500 skilled people at its UK headquarters in Burgess Hill, and provides a broad range of diagnostics and monitoring products and services for the healthcare sector, including small hand held devices to large diagnostic instruments found in hospital laboratories.


    • Welland Medical is one of the leading international brands specialising in the design, development and manufacture of stomacare pouches and accessories.


    • Novo Nordisk a leading healthcare manufacturer, with products in diabetes care, hormone replacement therapy, haemostasis management and growth hormone therapy, has its UK headquarters in Crawley.


Integral to the success and continued development of businesses located in Gatwick Diamond are the expansive supply chains and extensive networking possibilities within the area. This short video provides an insight into these opportunities and how the Gatwick Diamond Initiative can assist in introducing you to this community.

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