"Chichester College Group greatly values its membership of Gatwick Diamond Business. As a business membership organisation, it really stands out in terms of the quality and wide range of events and support for its members. Members come from a wide range of sectors, business sizes and geographies and this means that networking events (whether online or in person) are always excellent opportunities to make new contacts and to re-connect with familiar faces. gdb manages to combine quality and high calibre business events with fun, laughter and camaraderie - something that has been key to business survival over the past 12 months."
- Julie Kapsalis, Managing Director, Chichester College Group
"Crawley Borough Council is proud to have been part of the gdb community since 1998 and has both contributed to and benefited from the gdb network during that time. Being a member of gdb enables the Council to connect with a diverse range of local businesses and contacts, helping them to grow and thrive within the local economic area. The fantastic gdb team is professional and supportive and always looking for new and innovative ways to engage with its members. It is a great network to be part of!"
- Lynn Hainge, Economic Regeneration Manager, Crawley Borough Council
"gdb membership provides a channel to help keep business issues in perspective. A five-minute chat with a fellow member often serves to remind me that most business leaders share similar dilemmas and that we have a great support network around us"
- Phil Ager, Managing Director, Control Energy Costs Ltd
"Membership of gdb is a great way to connect with the local business community where you can get to know other ambitious businesses in a friendly and supportive environment. Members are at different stages of their business journey and it doesn’t matter if you are a start-up or an established business you will find a vibrant business community of like-minded individuals. The last 12 months has seen fundamental change in the Gatwick Diamond area and being part of a business community that supports and informs each other during such unprecedented times has been invaluable."
- Richard Pollins, Managing Partner, DMH Stallard
"Being a member of gdb puts you at the heart of the business community. I have met interesting people, made strong connections and built partnerships. I enjoy the variety of events put on, from large scale Members’ Meetings, educational seminars/webinars and informal coffees. Whether in-person or virtual, gdb’s support offers great value to your business."
- Anya Ledwith, Director, Eshcon
"HSBC UK has been a member of the Gatwick Diamond Business for many years and has always found the membership group to be a great way of reaching out to many local businesses who are keen to network and develop their commercial relationships.
The quality of the events on offer to the membership are fantastic and there is always an event being hosted that offers value to a business, with a huge variety of topics and expert speakers from businesses within the Diamond. The membership contains all business types so there is always something that is relevant and topical available.
Of course, the highlight of the year is always the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards and it is a testament to Jeff and his team that this event continues to grow and grow, attracting more and more businesses to celebrate their success within the Diamond."
- Andrew Steer, Head of Business Banking Surrey and Sussex, HSBC UK
"Gatwick Diamond Business provides members with the unique opportunity to integrate and contribute into a valuable and supportive local business community. Giving members tools and opportunity to share business knowledge, information and support. The team make exceptional effort to engage with members and encourage relevant contribution in to press, awards and networking events. The informative conference events organised by gdb provide a unique platform to share business advice with like-minded members and showcase services to other local businesses and organisations of interest. The team are always helpful and welcoming and support friendly introductions where mutual benefit is identified between members. We are delighted to be part of this positive business community."
- Gabby Day, Communications Manager, Pentagon Plastics Group
"PVL are long-standing and active members of gdb for good reason; it’s a brilliant example of a business organisation that delivers consistent, supportive and innovative events catering for all business types and sizes in the region. The friendly and professional team are commercially focused and engage on regional issues that impact on us all. They also deliver the best annual award programme that I know of."
- Nick Broom, CEO, PVL UK Ltd
"We’re delighted to be part of the gdb community. The organisation provides great support, information and encouragement to its members, helping them to connect and grow."
- Simon Bland, Head of Economic Prosperity, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
Roband has been a member of the Gatwick Diamond Business network since 2006, 15 years. The network has provided a platform for us to:
Engage with local businesses
Strengthen our local relationships
Benefit from recommendations this group has provided
Voice our views on a whole range of local, national and international matters that directly affect the locality.
Roband continues its membership as we feel it gives us an ideal platform to engage with the local business community.
- Andrew Gold, Managing Director, Roband
"gdb has allowed us to meet lots of like-minded and positive people. Many of the connections that we use today, either for our own business or for that of our clients, have come through gdb. A brilliantly friendly networking group where everybody shares the ethos of wanting to help others. Highly recommend."
- Matthew Tyson FCA, CTA, Managing Director, Richard Place Dobson
"Transvalair has been a member of gdb since 2013. We continue to be impressed with the teams professionalism and enthusiastic dedication in promoting its members and championing local causes. It has been a trying year for us all but their upbeat & positive virtual networking meetings and informative seminars have kept the gdb community in good spirits and in touch!"
- Janette Deakins,Sales Manager, Transvalair