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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.


‘How is COVID-19 impacting your business?’ Crawley Council wants to know



Tell Crawley Borough Council about the impact of coronavirus on your business.

The council, working together with Manor Royal BID, has released a new survey asking businesses to report how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. 

In response to the pandemic, the council is forming an Economic Recovery Taskforce alongside local businesses, community and stakeholder representatives to evaluate the true impact of the crisis on the local economy and develop a coherent Economic Recovery Plan for the town, including how the forthcoming Crawley Towns Fund programme should be spent to aid recovery.

This survey will provide the council and Manor Royal BID with “real time” information on the impact of the crisis on day to day business activity in Crawley and help the council and the BID to understand what additional support is needed for local businesses at this time.  

Businesses will be asked how staffing levels and turnover have been affected, what Government business support schemes they have used and what further support they may need.

All responses to the survey will be treated with confidence and the results will only be read by those involved in formulating a response to the COVID-19 crisis as part of Crawley’s Economic Recovery Plan.

Leader of Crawley Borough Council, Councillor Peter Lamb, said: “Our initial aim was to support businesses as quickly as possible, using the Government’s Small Business Rates Relief Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant. Now we need to look at our long term recovery plan and this includes hearing from businesses and finding out where further resources need to be directed.”

Executive Director at Manor Royal BID, Steve Sawyer, said:

“How we come through this will depend on our ability to work together for an even better Crawley. We will work enthusiastically alongside the council as part of the Crawley Taskforce, which begins with collecting meaningful data from businesses so we can design a place-specific collective response. We encourage all businesses to complete this short but important survey.”

To fill out the survey, visit

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