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Manor Royal’s ‘Know Your Neighbour’ 2019 kicks off

The must-attend yearly event for businesses based in Crawley’s Manor Royal is taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.



Crawley Mayor Carlos Castro opened the event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

Is there is one event that cannot be missed within the business community it is the ‘Know your Neighbour’ yearly fair that takes place once again this year at the Crowne Plaza hotel.

Open to businesses that operate from within Manor Royal, the free event welcomes hundreds of companies for a day of networking.

Particularly popular with new businesses keen to develop new corporate relationships the event encompasses stands, speed networking and semiars throughout the day.

Each year the event becomes more and more popular and this year there is expected to be record numbers attending.

The winner of the best stand was L3 who won a wearable camera courtesy of Avensys.

L3 receiving their prize.

If your business is based in Manor Royal then you are invited to come down and attend. Just remember to bring your business cards.


£2.2m redevelopment of Crawley town centre set for completion by Autumn

The regeneration of Queensway, The Pavement and Kingsgate, is progressing on time and on budget according to the council.



Cllr Roger Elkins and Cllr Peter Smith

The £2.2m scheme is part of the Crawley Growth Programme, funded by Crawley Borough Council, West Sussex County Council, and the Local Growth Fund through the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

Blakedown Landscapes, who built the Queens Square, started on site in January, installing new paving along Queensway and The Pavement, and new benches and trees throughout both areas.

Work is currently underway outside Marks and Spencer and will move up towards Kingsgate over the coming weeks. The project is on time to complete in the autumn.

Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, Councillor Peter Smith, said:

“It is great to see the project taking shape and the completed areas look fantastic and I thank the public and businesses for their patience while the work is completed.

“Once the development is finished, I am confident that the scheme will build on the success of Queens Square where we have seen around £30m private sector investment in the surrounding properties, including bringing a number of vacant units back into use.

“I look forward to seeing the end result.”

Continuing this, Councillor Roger Elkins, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, said: “I am delighted to see the Queensway, Pavement and Kingsway scheme progressing to time and on budget.

“This is yet another exciting success story from the Crawley Growth Programme – showing what collaboration and partnership working can achieve to support regeneration.

“The scheme clearly complements and builds on the success of the Queens Square project and I look forward to its completion later this year.”

Jonathan Sharrock, Chief Executive at Coast to Capital said:

“We are thrilled to see such fantastic progress with the Crawley Growth Programme and look forward to seeing the regeneration of Queensway come to fruition.”

All business in the area will remain open while the remainder of the works are carried out. For more information about the project and regular progress reports, please visit

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