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The Manor Royal careers expo is back and open to everyone in Crawley

After the events inaugural event last year the FREE expo has grown in size.



This years expo is being held at the Arora Hotel, Crawley on 4 April 2019 from 3.00pm to 8.00pm where you will discover all about the jobs and occupations available on Manor Royal Business District.

Created to help local people discover more about the careers located on their doorstep, this event provides an ideal opportunity to meet and find out more about the businesses, training companies and colleges that provide valuable career, apprenticeships and job options on Manor Royal.

You can join one or all the FREE seminars running throughout the day on topics related to careers, employment trends, recruitment,  apprenticeships, training and personal development.

Delivered by Manor Royal BID, sponsored by the B&CE Group and created by Prowse & Co. Ltd, this Careers Expo is open to all people from across the Gatwick Diamond. 

It is open for everyone from school children, students and graduates, through to parents, commuters, returners and older workers who may be looking for a new job closer to home, returning to work after a career break or perhaps seeking a first job or a training opportunity.

Visitors may come along at a time that suits them, have informal conversations with a range of businesses including Avensys, CGG,  Elekta and Welland Medical and benefit from informative free workshops being run by Crawley College, LoveLocalJobs, Virgin Atlantic and event sponsor the B&CE Group.

To help people to get work ready and engage in quality career conversations the National Careers Service will be running a Surgery throughout the event offering free advice on CV and interview techniques.

Steve Sawyer, Executive Director of Manor Royal Business Improvement District (BID) said:

“If you are looking for a fantastic career you need look no further than Manor Royal. Whether your passion is driving HGVs,  sales, finance, engineering, healthcare or any number of other interests there’s a good chance you’ll find it on Manor Royal. Last year’s EXPO was a huge success and we are delighted to bring a host of Manor Royal companies to Crawley Town Centre and invite local people from all backgrounds and ages to come along and find out what the Business District can offer.”

Zoe Wright, Group Director of People at B&CE said:

“B&CE’s presence at the heart of the Manor Royal Business District continues to enable our growth and development as a unique organisation offering great opportunities to local and regional talent.  We look forward to sharing what we offer and what makes us different.”

Join us on Thursday 4 April 2019, 3.00pm to 8.00pm at the Arora Hotel Gatwick Crawley, Southgate Avenue, Crawley RH10 6LW. There is no need to register; just turn up!.

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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.



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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