80 years of business
Crawley & Gatwick Chamber of Commerce Celebrates 80 years of business
An exciting year for Crawley & Gatwick Chamber of Commerce, a vibrant and active part of the local business and community environment, being first established in 1938 and this year celebrating its 80th year of working with local businesses.
Paul Roe, President of the Chamber and Partner at Kreston Reeves accountants comments “The Chamber has lots of exciting new plans to help celebrate its 80th year including a brand-new website, lots of new events are planned for the coming months including round tables discussions being introduced around topical themes and a vibrant summer BBQ planned for July.”
Crawley is ideally placed in an ever-expanding regional business hub for commerce, leisure and development. The transport links for the area are excellent for national and local travel with Gatwick Airport being on the doorstep and fabulous rail and road links to both to the City of London and to the South Coast being easily accessible and just 40 minutes away.
With the area boasting major international and national businesses basing their offices in the area such as Thales UK, Virgin Atlantic and Nestle.
The Chamber holds regular monthly meetings where members are encouraged to network and do business in addition to having relevant topical guest speakers at events.
As an organisation we represent the views and aspirations of members both locally and on a regional basis
The Chamber offers opportunities for members to present their business at events to other members. Members are encouraged to trade locally with many members offering preferential rates to other members of the Chamber.
A regularly newsletter contains updates members in addition to the monthly breakfast meetings where members can learn of developments and action plans to the town by the local authority. Members are given the opportunity to comment and influence local decisions being made and invited to attend events where members can directly debate, ask questions and make constructive criticisms and voice support for local initiatives.
The Chamber regularly contributes and supports to the overall wellbeing of the local community and are encouraged to take an active part in contributing to voluntary and community initiatives.
Strong links are with Sussex Chamber of Commerce where members are made aware of events.
The next member meetings are as follows:
23rd May – 8.00am – Crawley College
27th June – 8.00am – Barclays Bank (Crawley)
13th July – 5.30pm – Summer BBQ – Copthorne Gatwick Hotel – Guest speaker is Jonathan Sharrock CEO of Coast2Capital.
The Chamber regularly offers monthly top tips for members from members: