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Crawley Council to sponsor Gatwick Diamond Business award

The awards evening, on 21 March 2019, highlights the best of the best across the Gatwick Diamond region.

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Crawley Borough Council has revealed it is sponsoring the Professional Services Firm of the Year award at the 11th Gatwick Diamond Business Awards.

The council provides a wide range of services to more than 3,400 businesses across the borough, supporting and promoting them by organising events and initiatives.

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It aims to maintain sustainable growth, nurture businesses and encourage entrepreneurs in Crawley – the main economic driver in the region.

The award, sponsored by the council, is open to any business that provides high quality professional services to customers, applying knowledge and skills developed from experience and professional qualifications.

Councillor Peter Smith, Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development at Crawley Borough Council, said: “Crawley has a thriving professional services sector. Businesses are continuing to grow and are performing well regionally.

“I’m delighted that we’re recognising this vital element of the town’s economy by supporting this award.”

The glittering awards evening on 21 March 2019, celebrates people and businesses who have shown innovation and inspiration in their work, highlighting the best of the best across the Gatwick Diamond region.

Entry for the awards is free and open to any businesses in the Gatwick Diamond region, spanning from South London to Brighton and the South Downs across to Kent.

To nominate your business before Friday 23 November, go to www.gatwickdiamondbusinessawards.com

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Deliveroo search for riders in Crawley as lunch orders triple

More work available for riders at Deliveroo as orders across Crawley rocket. The company also reveals Crawley’s most popular dishes.

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Deliveroo PR library [Imagery © Mikael Buck / Deliveroo]

Exclusive new figures released today by Deliveroo reveal the company’s rapid growth across Crawley in the past 6 months.

As Deliveroo continues to grow its service in the area, the company is looking for more riders to deliver meals across the city. Deliveroo recently launched Marketplace+, which has seen an influx of traditional takeaways joining the British food-delivery company.

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In the past year orders in Crawley have rocketed. Deliveroo data has shown that locals are embracing food delivery, with lunch orders increasing by 297% in the last 6 months – with Sweet Chilli Chicken from ‘Kokoro’ taking the top spot for most popular lunch order in the city.

The new data also reveals Saturday at 7:55pm is the most popular time for Crawley locals to order from Deliveroo.

Crawley’s most popular dishes:
• Sweet Chilli Chicken from Kokoro
• Boneless Banquet from KFC
• Creams Soft Serve Vanilla from Creams
• Steak & Cheese Sub from Subway
• Cod and Chips from Mr Chips

Deliveroo has been delivering meals in the city for over a year, working with over 30 restaurants. With the launch of Marketplace+ Deliveroo is expecting this number to double by the end of 2019.

Deliveroo PR library [Imagery © Mikael Buck / Deliveroo]

This increase in order growth means that Deliveroo is able to offer more well-paid, flexible work that allows people to combine work with other responsibilities, for example studying. On average across the UK, riders earn over £10 per hour. Deliveroo is now looking for more riders, and current riders who successfully refer someone new to Deliveroo in Crawley will receive up to £400.

Dan Warne, UK and Ireland Managing Director said:

“We’re proud to be offering more locals in Crawley well-paid flexible work and have been astounded by the huge growth we’ve seen in the city”

Earlier this year Deliveroo provided its 50,000 riders around the world with free insurance to protect them and their earnings if they’re involved in an accident.

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