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Mayor opens new Peacocks store in Queens Sq, Crawley

Crawley Mayor Carlos Castro opened the new store this morning and already there was a queue of people waiting to see inside.



The store is located in the corner of Queens Sq opposite Costa Coffee and has been outfitted with very glamourous furnishings.

Crawley Mayor Carlos Castro and Peacocks Regional Manager Les McLean.

Peacocks has launched an exclusive Shoe Heaven section which they hope will show off a wide variety of items that just can’t be found elsewhere.

Glam doesn’t describe the range available and will certainly be a hit for the holiday season.

They have also launched a mini me nightwear range for all the family.

Peacocks is open Mon-Sat 9-5:30 and Sun 11-5pm

The store has also launched its Christmas clothing with a huge range of jumpers for all the family and even a while Christmas suit for only £40!

Peacocks staff show off some of the Christmas jumper range.

Mayor Carlos Castro said:

“Really happy to welcome Peacocks back to Crawley. I met everyone today and the staff is really excited and friendly. This particular store features a shoe zone, a new concept for Peacocks, great addition to their selection and proof Crawley is the place for business.

I’m really pleased to see another known brand filling in the gap and I am sure this store will do well in our town and I wish them the best.”


Crawley business wins prestigious Queen’s Enterprise Award

Crawley MP Henry Smith has welcomed the announcement that Inspiration Healthcare Group in Crawley has received an award for international trade, as part of more than 200 businesses having been honoured with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.



Those businesses were selected for their entrepreneurship, and local company Inspiration Healthcare Group is an example of Crawley’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Henry said;

“I’m delighted that Inspiration Healthcare Group has been recognised by the Queen with such a prestigious award.

“This is just one example of a company in Crawley making a huge contribution not just to our local area, but as an innovative and talented business to our growing economy.

“It’s right that the Government are working hard to create the best possible environment to start and grow businesses, and I’m delighted that we’re seeing recognition for existing firms here in Crawley.”

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, commented;

“We know that the UK is the best place to start and grow a business, which we will build on through our modern Industrial Strategy. These awards recognise great British success stories that are the face of this achievement, and I’m proud that so many small businesses are being celebrated by receiving a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.”

Three quarters of this year’s winners are small and medium sized businesses, demonstrating that the UK is one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business.

In addition to existing Government support; through the modern Industrial Strategy enhanced backing will be provided, including:

  • Investing £7 billion through the modern Industrial Strategy in new public funding for research and innovation – the largest ever increase.
  • Helping small businesses access the finance they need – since it was established, the British Business Bank has provided support worth £5.9 billion of finance to over 82,000 smaller businesses across the country.
  • Providing small businesses with £200 million to grow and scale-up their operations.
  • Providing a £31 million package of support for small businesses helping them to grow and reach their full potential.
  • Legislating to make it easier for small businesses to access invoice finance, providing a £1 billion long-term boost to the economy.
  • Cutting business rates for small retailers by a third for two years – saving 90 per cent of all shops, pubs and restaurants up to £8,000.

The winners will receive these prestigious awards at a Buckingham Palace reception, where their contribution to the UK economy will be celebrated. These awards recognise businesses for their contribution in four categories, with winners including:

  • 129 International Trade winners
  • 61 Innovation winners
  • Six Sustainable Development winners
  • Five Promoting Opportunity winners

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