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Small Business Grants Now Available from Crawley Borough Council

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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. 

Small businesses with less than 50 employees who operate in the Crawley area will be able to apply for business support grants up to £2,000 and apprenticeship grants up to £1,500.

All Small Business Support Grants projects must be match funded 50% by the small business.

The Small Business Grant Scheme is a rolling programme and applications will be reviewed every 4 weeks. The scheme is available until September 2017 or once available funds have run out, whichever comes first.

For more information please call 01293 438519 or email economic.development@crawley.gov.uk

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Gatwick Diamond Business announce new Chief Executive

“Jeremy Taylor, leaves me with a hard act to follow”, says the newly appointed CE.

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Gatwick Diamond Business have announced their new Chief Executive, who will take over from Jeremy Taylor – Mr Taylor spent 14 years in the organisation.

In a statement released yesterday, Gatwick Diamond Business said they’re ‘delighted’ to announce the appointment of their new Chief Executive, Jeff Alexander.

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Jeff has lived in the Gatwick Diamond for most of his working life and brings a background in economic development and business support.

He has the advantage of already having worked closely with businesses and partner organisations across the Gatwick Diamond.

“I know the previous Chief Executive, Jeremy Taylor, leaves me with a hard act to follow after 14 years heading gdb, but I also inherit a great team which includes the support and guidance of a highly-experienced and committed Executive Council which includes business leaders from across the Gatwick Diamond.”

Jeff continued, “No organisation can afford to stand still, and I look forward to working with the gdb team to build on their success and further develop our offer to our members and prospective new members. I think this is particularly important now given the need for business to respond to challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of us.

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“The Gatwick Diamond is one of the strongest local economies, not just in the region but in the UK. This is built on business investment and success. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work in support our businesses to help them flourish and grow the economy of an area to which I have strong personal and professional commitment.”

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