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Manor Royal BID Presents Plans for Future

08/11/2017 - Manor Royal BID Presents Plans for Future

More than 130 representatives from companies across Manor Royal Business District packed Crawley’s Sandman Signature Hotel on 7 November for a business conference organised by the Manor Royal Business Improvement District (BID).

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Need some office space?

02/11/2017 - Need some office space?

If you need office space there's no need to look beyond Manor Royal. Lok’nStore has two great smaller offices available (650 sq ft and 1,000 sq ft) while Churchill Court offers superb campus style accommodation up to 106,000 sq ft.

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Manor Royal cycle route improvements

02/11/2017 - Manor Royal cycle route improvements

Crawley Borough Council, Manor Royal BID and Basepoint Business Centre have been working together to deliver improvements to the well-used cycle route that links Ifield Railway Station with Manor Royal Business District as part of the Community Safety Improvements Programme.

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Trade Skills 4U Secure Investment from Ethical Investment Fund

02/11/2017 - Trade Skills 4U Secure Investment from Ethical Investment Fund

Trade Skills 4U, the UK’s no.1 electrical training company has announced it has won investment from a fund set up to specifically target companies who can make a positive social and environmental impact.  Palatine Private Equity set up the impact fund as a vehicle to assist the growth of companies that can make a positive difference whilst providing return on their investment.

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Attend Manor Royal Matters Conference

09/10/2017 - Attend Manor Royal Matters Conference

Join us for this year's conference which marks the launch of a new five-year Business Plan for the Manor Royal Business Improvement District (BID2).   Our speaker line-up brings a local, national and international perspective to the challenges facing places like Manor Royal.

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BID Hosts Latest People Forum

05/10/2017 - BID Hosts Latest People Forum

HR Managers and Directors joined the BID at its Autumn People Forum on 4th October.  The lunchtime sessions are designed to provide best practice learning for those involved in the recruitment and development of people on Manor Royal.  This time, the session focused on Recruitment and was kindly hosted by Welland Medical in Hydehurst Lane.

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Gateway Sculpture Shortlisted for National Award

01/10/2017 - Gateway Sculpture Shortlisted for National Award

The Manor Royal Gateway Improvement project has been shortlisted by British BIDs for a national award. We'll discover if we have won (against stiff competition) at the upcoming National BIDs Conference later this month!

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Haslett Avenue Junctions Upgrade

01/10/2017 - Haslett Avenue Junctions Upgrade

You may have noticed that works have begun to upgrade Haslett Avenue. The seven traffic signalised junctions running from Stephenson Way to Worth Road are being refurbished to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion, using the latest technology.  The works will be completed by April 2018 but inevitably there will be delays caused by the works and the required lane closures, so you are advised to seek alternative routes during this time.

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Be the Change Gatwick/Crawley: Make a Difference... Get Involved.

01/10/2017 - Be the Change Gatwick/Crawley: Make a Difference... Get Involved.

Businesses are being sought to get involved with this year's Crawley/Gatwick Be The Change Programme.  Be the Change brings together young people and inspirational business volunteers, helping to build their hope, happiness, confidence, communication and employability skills.

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Manor Royal to Benefit from Major Crawley Regeneration Programme

01/10/2017 - Manor Royal to Benefit from Major Crawley Regeneration Programme

Manor Royal is set to benefit from a significant regeneration programme for Crawley.  The Crawley Growth Programme is a £60m investment package of infrastructure improvements and physical regeneration designed to increase new homes, business investment and employment growth. Supported by West Sussex County Council, Crawley Borough Council, the Manor Royal BID, Metrobus and Gatwick Airport, the project was boosted by an announcement last week that Coast to Capital LEP is to contribute £14.64 million from the Local Growth Fund.

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Manor Royal BID Holds AGM Ahead of Renewal Ballot

29/09/2017 - Manor Royal BID Holds AGM Ahead of Renewal Ballot

The Manor Royal BID company, MRBD Limited, held its latest Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday (Thursday 28 September) at the Premier Inn in Fleming Way.  This was the fourth AGM of the not-for-profit company, held ahead of next year’s ballot to renew the BID for a further five-years.

The 2016/17 Annual Report and Accounts were formally presented at the AGM as part of the BID’s accountability and governance.  The BID is run by Manor Royal based business people and its priorities are set out in an agreed Business Plan which is then delivered by the BID team and its partners.

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BID Invests in New Ranger Service

29/09/2017 - BID Invests in New Ranger Service

Manor Royal BID has launched a new Business Ranger Service that provides a day-and-night community patrol throughout Manor Royal Business District in Crawley, West Sussex. The new Ranger team is dedicated to Manor Royal Business District and will contribute to community safety and security.  It will also help the BID to identify anti-social behaviour hotspots (such as litter problems and dangerous parking) and maintenance and environmental issues which require action.

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Meet the Manor Royal Maintenance Team

18/09/2017 - Meet the Manor Royal Maintenance Team

Meet Davey, Liam and Christian - who together form our dedicated Manor Royal Maintenance Team and are working hard to spruce up our business district.

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Attend our AGM

18/09/2017 - Attend our AGM

It's not too late to sign up for the Manor Royal BID Company's AGM, taking place on Thursday 28 September 2017 at the Premier Inn, Manor Royal, starting at 5pm.

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Attend Manor Royal Matters Conference

24/08/2017 - Attend Manor Royal Matters Conference

Manor Royal Matters has established itself as THE business event in the Gatwick Diamond, exclusively for those located on Manor Royal Business District. It brings together business executives and policy-makers to meet and debate the big issues affecting the business district and local economy.

Join us for this year's conference, which sees the launch of the Manor Royal BID2 renewal campaign and find out about plans to improve Manor Royal over the next five years.

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Advance Notice of A23 Bridge Roadworks

23/08/2017 - Advance Notice of A23 Bridge Roadworks

A start date has now been agreed for maintenance work to be carried out at Mole Bridge. The bridge carries the A23 over the River Mole to the east of the north terminal at Gatwick and the works are required to replace the waterproofing system which protects the deck slab from corrosion of the steel reinforcement.  This will involve excavating the carriageway which will require lane closures on the dual carriageway.

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BID Invests in Manor Royal Make-Over Service

09/08/2017 - BID Invests in Manor Royal Make-Over Service

The Manor Royal BID has taken steps to further improve the look and feel of the business district by appointing a new team to significantly enhance the standards of everyday maintenance in Crawley’s main employment area.

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Free WiFi and USB charging points on Metrobus

09/08/2017 - Free WiFi and USB charging points on Metrobus

Travelling by bus to Manor Royal Business District and Gatwick Airport just got even more productive now that Metrobus has fitted its entire fleet with free WiFi and the main services services in the area now have USB charging points at every seat.

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LAST CALL TO COMMENT ON BID2 BUSINESS PLAN

31/07/2017 - LAST CALL TO COMMENT ON BID2 BUSINESS PLAN

Businesses across Manor Royal are being urged to comment by 7 September on the final draft of the BID2 Business Plan summary (below) before it goes to print, ahead of the Ballot Vote to renew the BID in February 2018.  

We want companies to “have a direct say in what we do and how we do it” says Chairman of the BID, Trevor Williams.

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Notice of Manor Royal BID Company AGM

31/07/2017 - Notice of Manor Royal BID Company AGM

The Manor Royal BID Company's next AGM is scheduled to take place on Thursday 28 September 2017 at the Premier Inn, Manor Royal, starting at 5pm.

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The People’s Pension enrols its 3 millionth member

27/07/2017 - The People’s Pension enrols its 3 millionth member

The People’s Pension, the UK’s largest private sector master trust pension scheme and part of Crawley-based firm, B&CE, today announces that it has enrolled its 3 millionth member.

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Meet the Buyers 2017

27/07/2017 - Meet the Buyers 2017

Manor Royal BID is supporting the Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers this year, bringing local, regional and national buyers together with local businesses in the region.

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First staff move into new Emergency Operations Centre and HQ on Manor Royal

27/07/2017 - First staff move into new Emergency Operations Centre and HQ on Manor Royal

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to be welcoming the first staff at its new Emergency Operations Centre and HQ in Gatwick Road, Manor Royal.

Staff from Lewes Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) have begun working from the new control room with support staff from the Trust’s offices in Lewes, Coxheath and former HQ in Banstead, starting to work in the new building now and in stages over the coming weeks. Control room staff from Banstead EOC are expected to join their colleagues in September.

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Speed Reading Event

13/07/2017 - Speed Reading Event

Crawley Chiropractic Centre, Unit 63 Basepoint Business Centre, Metcalf Way is hosting a one day intensive Speed Reading Course on Saturday 29 July.   Tickets cost £297 each and may be purchased online.

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People Forum Explores Apprenticeships

12/07/2017 - People Forum Explores Apprenticeships

HR professionals from businesses from across Manor Royal attended the BID’s latest People Forum this week to hear about Apprenticeships Schemes and the Manor Royal Jobs Board.

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The Gatwick School signs contract with Pinnacle Furniture

03/07/2017 - The Gatwick School signs contract with Pinnacle Furniture

The Gatwick School has hired Manor Royal firm Pinnacle Furniture to provide furniture and equipment for the next phase of its refurbishment. The school, which opened on Gatwick Road in 2014, picked Pinnacle following a competitive tender process.

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Celebrate ‘National Plants at Work Week’ at Manor Royal with a FREE plant giveaway

03/07/2017 - Celebrate ‘National Plants at Work Week’ at Manor Royal with a FREE plant giveaway

Ambius, the world’s largest interior landscaping company is hosting a free plant giveaway on Thursday 13th July from 12:30pm-2pm, at The Terrace on Manor Royal as part of 'National Plants at Work Week'.

The company will be handing out free desk plants and offering advice on the benefits of plants in the workplace, which include reduced stress, increased focus and a boost in happiness.

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New!   BID Establishes Partnership with Insurance & Financial Planning Co.

29/06/2017 - New! BID Establishes Partnership with Insurance & Financial Planning Co.

Manor Royal BID has established a new partnership with the Jelf Group - an award winning financial consultancy and insurance broker.

This arrangement will help Manor Royal companies access special discounts and benefits relating to corporate, director and healthcare insurance services, as well as financial planning services for businesses and individuals.

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Central Sussex College Welcomes Employers to its Open Evening

28/06/2017 - Central Sussex College Welcomes Employers to its Open Evening

Central Sussex College welcomed local employers, along with prospective students and apprentices, to its Open Evening on Wednesday 7 June.  The College’s Business Development Team and Skills Advisers were on hand to talk to employers about the recent changes to Apprenticeships, while the Job Shop explained how they can help with recruitment by matching candidates to local Apprenticeship opportunities.

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Harwoods Opens New Multimillion Pound Jaguar Land Rover Centre

28/06/2017 - Harwoods Opens New Multimillion Pound Jaguar Land Rover Centre

One of the largest independent prestige car retailers in the South of England has opened its new multimillion pound Jaguar Land Rover centre in Manor Royal.  Covering an area of five acres, Harwoods’ Jaguar Land Rover centre was officially opened on May 16th by sporting legend and Land Rover Brand Ambassador, Sally Gunnell.

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Manor Royal Champs Crowned

27/06/2017 - Manor Royal Champs Crowned

Councillor Brian Quinn, Mayor of Crawley, crowned Dyer & Butler Electrical champions in the fiercely contested annual Manor Royal 6-a-side football tournament. The tournament in its sixth year is delivered by the Manor Royal BID Company in partnership with Freedom Leisure and is designed to create connections between companies across the Business District and promote employee wellbeing.

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Manor Royal Jobs Board Launched

19/06/2017 - Manor Royal Jobs Board Launched

Job seekers from Crawley are now able to view vacancies and apprenticeship opportunities at companies located on Manor Royal Business District, thanks to a new online jobs board which has been launched by Manor Royal BID.  It enables employers based in the business district to advertise their vacancies online in one place, providing FREE and UNLiMITED job postings for all companies located on Manor Royal Business District.

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Know Your Neighbour Expo Huge Success

18/05/2017 - Know Your Neighbour Expo Huge Success

Manor Royal BID hosted more than 300 business representatives at its latest ‘Know Your Neighbour Expo’ at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Crawley on Tuesday 16 May 2017.  Held annually, the event provides an opportunity for all companies based on Manor Royal Business District to meet and do business with each other.  As well as an exhibition, the event included speed networking and a pop-up photographic studio.

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New Pocket Park - 'The Terrace' Opened on Manor Royal

04/05/2017 - New Pocket Park - 'The Terrace' Opened on Manor Royal

Keith Pordum, Vice-Chair of the Manor Royal BID, joined Patrick Heath-Lay, Chief Executive Officer of B&CE, The People’s Pension, on 28 April 2017 to officially open ‘The Terrace’ – a peaceful outdoor ‘pocket park’ located at the end of Manor Royal road at the junction with London Road.

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Why we are all at threat from the looming Data Apocalypse

04/05/2017 - Why we are all at threat from the looming Data Apocalypse

Have you ever been asked for some personal information that seems utterly irrelevant, impertinent even?  If your answer is yes - your day is coming. It's a revolution for consumers but it’s a data apocalypse for brands.  Laura from Manor Royal based RAPP takes a look at the implications of the forthcoming legislation...

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B&CE’s 75th Community Project 'The Big Build' Needs You!

02/05/2017 - B&CE’s 75th Community Project 'The Big Build' Needs You!

Make a difference to our local community by helping B&CE to renovate Dormans Youth Centre in Gossops Green this summer!  Join its team to help this local charity make essential repairs and refurbishments.

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Cycle Route Improvements – Ifield Station to Metcalf Way

02/05/2017 - Cycle Route Improvements – Ifield Station to Metcalf Way

Improvements are being made to the cycle route that links Ifield Station with Metcalf Way in Manor Royal.  Crawley Borough Council, Manor Royal BID and Basepoint Business Centre are working together to fund and implement improvements to the cycle route.

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Bang & Olufsen Shop To Open at Avensys Store

27/04/2017 - Bang & Olufsen Shop To Open at Avensys Store

Avensys, the audio visual and home appliance specialist based in Fleming Way, Manor Royal welcomes a new brand to its flagship store this weekend. The Bang & Olufsen shop in shop offers the latest audio visual technology, combining stunning design and quality with their iconic products. The new shop will be open from 9am on Saturday 29 April.

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Fleming Way based Avensys Recognised at IER Awards 2017

12/04/2017 - Fleming Way based Avensys Recognised at IER Awards 2017

Avensys Ltd was the proud recipients of three 2017 IER Awards (Innovative Electrical Retailing Magazine), winning ‘Best Large Independent Consumer Electronics Retailer’, ‘Best IER Retailer’ and one of its employees, Ross Braybrook, Custom Installation Technician won the inaugural ‘IER Best Young Gun’.  The IER Awards 25th Anniversary was a stunning event attended by hundreds of members in the electrical retailing sector at a gala evening held at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London on 30 March 2017. 

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New 2017 Training Programme Launched

03/04/2017 - New 2017 Training Programme Launched

A new 2017 training programme has been launched for all companies based on Manor Royal, who have the opportunity to access high quality training at heavily discounted rates through the BID.

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Networking on wheels

03/04/2017 - Networking on wheels

Manor Royal based Martin Verrall from Grant Thornton along with James Hanson (HSBC) and John Yates (DMH Stallard), are formulating a concept for a cycling-based networking event for people working in the Manor Royal and wider-Crawley area, and are looking to gauge potential interest.

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Access Greener, Cheaper energy

03/04/2017 - Access Greener, Cheaper energy

RE-energise Manor Royal is a project that aims to increase all forms of renewable energy on Manor Royal and deliver cheaper energy for Manor Royal businesses. Auditel Ltd, cost consultancy experts and a BID partner, has been engaged to assess business energy usage to establish the scope of the project and potential savings it might deliver. Auditel will be making contact with businesses through Spring 2017 and inviting them to participate in a simple survey.

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BID Brings People Together

23/03/2017 - BID Brings People Together

It’s been another busy week for Manor Royal with several events taking place across the Business District.

Business people have gathered together to hear from lawyers and economists to update their knowledge and discover insights on the latest government policy and legal rulings.

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200 people sign up so far for ‘Manor Royal Know your Neighbour’ Expo

20/03/2017 - 200 people sign up so far for ‘Manor Royal Know your Neighbour’ Expo

More than two hundred people from a wide range of businesses across Manor Royal have signed up so far to attend the upcoming ‘Know Your Neighbour Expo’ which is being held at Crawley's Crowne Plaza Hotel conference centre on 16 May.

If you’re looking to find new customers or meet local companies to strengthen your supply chain, then this is a good starting place for any business. The event has a plethora of businesses taking part and it’s a day well spent doing business by meeting everyone in one place. 

Furthermore, it’s FREE TO ATTEND if you are based on Manor Royal Business District!

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Manor Royal Companies Scoop FIVE Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

20/03/2017 - Manor Royal Companies Scoop FIVE Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

It’s Official - Manor Royal Business District is home to award-winning companies! 

Our congratulations go to B&CE The People's Pension who won both the Employer of the Year - sponsored by Search Consultancy and The Award for Developing People for Business Success - sponsored by Central Sussex College;  Cova Security Gates who won the Manufacturing Business of the Year - sponsored by asbLAW and Acro Aircraft Seating who won The Award for Supply Chain Excellence - sponsored by the University of Brighton.  Christopher Meeking of Avtura Limited, also based on Manor Royal, was recognised as Business Person of the Year - sponsored by KPMG.

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Inspiration Healthcare Group plc Opens New Head Office on Manor Royal

13/03/2017 - Inspiration Healthcare Group plc Opens New Head Office on Manor Royal

Inspiration Healthcare Group plc is pleased to announce the opening of its new corporate head office on Manor Royal Business District.  The company is a global supplier of medical technology for critical care, operating theatre and other medical applications.

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BID Executive Director Writes to Minister re. Business Rates

10/03/2017 - BID Executive Director Writes to Minister re. Business Rates

Steve Sawyer, Executive Director of the BID, has written to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in relation to the Business Rates bills that businesses will receive in April based on the recent revaluation conducted by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

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Manor Royal BID Publishes New Transport Study

03/03/2017 - Manor Royal BID Publishes New Transport Study

Manor Royal BID has published the results of a major new Transport Study commissioned in response to concerns raised in last year’s business survey about congestion and parking across the business district.  Prepared by leading independent transport consultancy Steer Davies Gleave and co-funded by West Sussex County Council, Crawley Borough Council and Gatwick Airport Ltd, the report recommends a package of actions to alleviate congestion and parking problems across Manor Royal.  The full cost of implementing all recommendations is estimated to be in the region of £9.5m.

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New Warehouse Buildings To Let

03/03/2017 - New Warehouse Buildings To Let

Three new warehouse buildings of 32,044 sq ft, 37,286 sq ft and 47,254 sq ft are now available to let for occupation in early 2018 in Faraday Road, Manor Royal.  Space Gatwick combines cutting-edge features with sustainable technology and modern functioning and has been built to the highest specification in accordance with the latest design standards and codes of practice.

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Metrobus Fastway – smarter way to travel

01/03/2017 - Metrobus Fastway – smarter way to travel

The Metrobus Fastway bus service to Gatwick airport now has USB charging points – optimised for smart phones – at every seat. All 20 buses on the Fastway services 10 and 20, which carries staff to and from Gatwick and Manor Royal, and shoppers coming into town from Broadfield and Bewbush, have been fitted with the devices which are lit up for easy visibility.

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Manor Royal BID welcomes new companies to Business District

19/02/2017 - Manor Royal BID welcomes new companies to Business District

Manor Royal BID welcomed fourteen new companies to the Business District at its annual showcase event on Thursday (16th).  Around 110 local companies, business owners and policy makers came together at Virgin Atlantic’s ‘The Base’ in Crawley, to find out more about the new companies who exhibited at the event.

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Promote your company for FREE at Manor Royal ‘Know Your Neighbour Expo’

05/02/2017 - Promote your company for FREE at Manor Royal ‘Know Your Neighbour Expo’

Bookings are now being taken for Manor Royal companies to exhibit, or attend as delegates for this event which is back by popular demand this year on 16th May 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Free to attend, the event which last year attracted more than 60 exhibitors and 300 delegates, enables companies located on Manor Royal Business District get to know each other and promote their products and services.

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Small Business Grants Now Available from Crawley Borough Council

27/01/2017 - Small Business Grants Now Available from Crawley Borough Council

If you run a small business, you can now access grants of up to £2,000 from Crawley Borough Council to help your business grow. The grants may be used to purchase new equipment, access training, pay for an apprentice or any other reasonable expense, as long as the company match-funds the grant.

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Gateway 1 Update

27/01/2017 - Gateway 1 Update

Gateway 1 is located on Gatwick Road adjacent to the dual carriageway leading from the M23 and the Hazelwick Flyover. It is probably Manor Royal’s busiest access point and our intention is to make it more welcoming and attractive for visitors.

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The new Apprenticeship Levy is good for business says Marie Harris of Beta Futures

27/01/2017 - The new Apprenticeship Levy is good for business says Marie Harris of Beta Futures

From April 2017, the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and the new Apprenticeship Standards will give all employers the opportunity to develop career pathways for everyone in their business from recruitment to retirement.

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BID Event to Showcase New Businesses on Manor Royal

12/01/2017 - BID Event to Showcase New Businesses on Manor Royal

Manor Royal BID is hosting its annual showcase event on 16 February.  Around 120 local companies, business owners and policy makers are expected to attend the event to be held at Virgin Atlantic’s ‘The Base’ in Crawley.  Free tickets are available to book NOW, but going fast!

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Pocket Park Terrace Construction Begins

12/01/2017 - Pocket Park Terrace Construction Begins

At the end of last year, planning approval was granted for the pocket park terrace located at the end of Manor Royal road at the junction with London Road.  Work was scheduled to begin on 9 January on the 70th anniversary of Crawley becoming a new town.

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Manor Royal BID Office Move

12/01/2017 - Manor Royal BID Office Move

In December, the Manor Royal BID office relocated to Unit 38, Basepoint Business Centre, Metcalf Way, RH11 7XX.

Our new telephone number is 01293 813 866.

Do stay in touch!

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Footie Fun

05/01/2017 - Footie Fun

Grab your easit ticket and a ticket for Crawley Town FC’s big match against Portsmouth on Saturday 21st January or for the match against fellow new town rivals Stevenage on 4th Feb. Special Hospitality deals also apply.

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Hit the streets & join our lunchtime walks!

05/01/2017 - Hit the streets & join our lunchtime walks!

Join us on 31 January and 4th February for an organised lunchtime walk around Manor Royal.  With the help of walking charity 'Living Streets', stretch your legs and help make Manor Royal a better place to get around at the same time…

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New Manor Royal Developments Planned

04/01/2017 - New Manor Royal Developments Planned

Planning applications for two major new developments have been submitted to Crawley Borough Council. Find out more about the plans which are to accommodate an expanding local firm at the former Thales site (called Nexus) on Gatwick Road and a significant re-development of the site opposite called Northwood Park.

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Steve Sawyer to host Crawley STEMfest Event

04/01/2017 - Steve Sawyer to host Crawley STEMfest Event

Steve Sawyer, Executive Director of Manor Royal BID has been announced as the host of this year's Crawley STEMfest event taking place on Tuesday 4th April from 5pm at Welland Medical.

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