Gatwick Diamond Initiative Newsletter - November 2022

Gatwick Diamond announces new strategic partnership and inward investment platform

We're pleased to announce the launch of our new inward investment platform, with strategic partner Gatwick Airport.

The 'Invest Gatwick Diamond' website reinvigorates the Gatwick Diamond's online presence and reflects the changes to the inward investment and business world post-Brexit and the Covid pandemic, providing an overview of all the area has to offer prospective investors and businesses.

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Gatwick Airport to host a second economic summit next year - following successful inaugural event

Following the success of the inaugural Gatwick Airport Economic Summit (3 Nov), the airport has announced that it will hold a second event next year.

Over 120 delegates, representing local authorities, businesses, developers, education providers, and business forums from across the South East - attended the summit  to discuss driving long-term, sustainable economic growth, following the impact the pandemic had on the region.

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Did you know?

Gatwick Diamond area is home to 45,000 businesses & 500 international businesses, including large multinationals

Opportunity Mid Sussex Launches to a London Audience

September saw the 'official launch' of Opportunity Mid Sussex, Mid Sussex District Council's inward investment platform, at a special event in Westminster to an audience of investors and developers - aims to showcase Mid Sussex and its huge potential as a place to live, work and invest.

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Small Business Grant Scheme funding extended for local businesses

Crawley Borough Council's Small Business Grant Scheme is set to continue with the help of continued funding from a county-wide pot.

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Manor Royal BID launches new Business Plan

Manor Royal BID revealed their BID3 Business Plan (2023-28) during the annual MANOR ROYAL MATTERS - an event which bought together over 100 businesses, stakeholders and supporters of Manor Royal to review and discuss the future of the area and the Manor Royal BID.

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Universal Quantum wins €67m contract to build the fully scalable trapped-ion quantum computer

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has commissioned Universal Quantum Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of British startup Universal Quantum Ltd in Haywards Heath, with building a fully scalable trapped ion quantum computer.

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Cabinet set to invest £30 million in capital projects in Surrey

Surrey County Council's Cabinet is due to discuss £30 million of funding to deliver seven capital projects identified in the Surrey Infrastructure Plan. Projects include town centre and highway improvements, active and sustainable travel schemes, and flood alleviation schemes.

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Consultation on Epsom & Ewell's Draft Local Plan going live in February 2023

The public consultation on Epsom & Ewell's Draft Local Plan will start in early February 2023, and run for a six week period - setting out the vision and framework for future development of the borough to 2040.

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£20,000 grants now available to support energy efficiency measures for local businesses

LoCASE (Low Carbon Across the South and East), a grants scheme for environmentally-focused businesses, have increased their maximum business grant to £20,000 - supporting businesses in Sussex with energy efficiency upgrades.

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Mole Valley District Council appoints landscape architect to develop a key site of Transform Leatherhead

Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) have chosen as the landscape architects Allen Scott Ltd to take forward the plans for the Riverside Park, a key project of the Transform Leatherhead regeneration programme.

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