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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.



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


The Harry Potter Shop™ lands at Gatwick North Terminal

London Gatwick has welcomed The Harry Potter Shop™ to its North Terminal.



As the UK enjoys the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the new 614 sq ft store offers a fantastic selection of items from across the Wizarding World.

From gifts to clothing, souvenirs to collectibles, Gatwick’s latest addition will offer a unique experience for the airport’s global passenger mix. Over 46 million passengers travel through Gatwick each year, with the airport offering connections to over 220 destinations, including more than 60 long-haul routes.

Tyler Miles, 10, visits The Harry Potter Shop before heading off on holiday from Gatwick.

Amongst the great winter gifts that can be purchased are Harry Potter Christmas jumpers and a winter accessories set including hat, scarf and gloves. Wizarding World fans can even bag a personalised Hogwarts acceptance letter, mystery flying Snitch or – the ultimate must-have for any aspiring wizard or witch – their favourite character’s wand.

Jonathan Sands of The Harry Potter Shop™ said:

“We are so proud to open the newest of our official Harry Potter Shops at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal. Our aim is to create a unique shopping experience, offering the best of what the Wizarding World has to offer.”

Rachel Bulford, Head of Retail, London Gatwick said:

“I am thrilled to welcome such a popular and iconic brand to Gatwick. The Harry Potter Shop™ is a fantastic addition to the retailers at Gatwick as we continue to focus on providing great choice and value for our passengers through our mix of shops and restaurants.”

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