Airport World
16 May 2024 

London Gatwick generated £5.5 billion for the UK economy and supported over 76,000 jobs in 2023 – levels close to those pre-pandemic, according to new research by leading economists Oxera.

The majority of this vital economic activity  took place in six local authority areas across the South East – West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Brighton and Hove and Croydon.

The new data has been published as a landmark delegation from the region prepares to attend UKREiiF – the UK’s leading event to attract investment into UK regions.

London Gatwick is co-funding the delegation to ensure the region is represented – for the first time ever – and has the opportunity to connect with over 10,000 investment decision makers from across the globe.

Spearheaded by London Gatwick, the delegation will be facilitated in partnership with Gatwick Diamond Initiative and branded under Invest Gatwick Diamond.  It brings together a coalition of county councils, local authorities and private sector affiliates from across Sussex, Surrey, Kent, and South London.

As part of the region’s representation, Alison Addy, London Gatwick Airport’s Head of External Engagement and Policy, will take part in a panel discussion looking at how successful Airport Economic Zones (AEZs) across the world define, organise, and promote themselves.

[Read more: New report highlights economic importance of London Gatwick – Airport World (]

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