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Manor Royal Champs Crowned

27/06/2017 - Manor Royal Champs Crowned

Councillor Brian Quinn, Mayor of Crawley, crowned Dyer & Butler Electrical champions in the fiercely contested annual Manor Royal 6-a-side football tournament. The tournament in its sixth year is delivered by the Manor Royal BID Company in partnership with Freedom Leisure and is designed to create connections between companies across the Business District and promote employee wellbeing.

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Manor Royal Jobs Board Launched

19/06/2017 - Manor Royal Jobs Board Launched

Job seekers from Crawley are now able to view vacancies and apprenticeship opportunities at companies located on Manor Royal Business District, thanks to a new online jobs board which has been launched by Manor Royal BID.  It enables employers based in the business district to advertise their vacancies online in one place, providing FREE and UNLiMITED job postings for all companies located on Manor Royal Business District.

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Know Your Neighbour Expo Huge Success

18/05/2017 - Know Your Neighbour Expo Huge Success

Manor Royal BID hosted more than 300 business representatives at its latest ‘Know Your Neighbour Expo’ at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Crawley on Tuesday 16 May 2017.  Held annually, the event provides an opportunity for all companies based on Manor Royal Business District to meet and do business with each other.  As well as an exhibition, the event included speed networking and a pop-up photographic studio.

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New Pocket Park - 'The Terrace' Opened on Manor Royal

04/05/2017 - New Pocket Park - 'The Terrace' Opened on Manor Royal

Keith Pordum, Vice-Chair of the Manor Royal BID, joined Patrick Heath-Lay, Chief Executive Officer of B&CE, The People’s Pension, on 28 April 2017 to officially open ‘The Terrace’ – a peaceful outdoor ‘pocket park’ located at the end of Manor Royal road at the junction with London Road.

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Why we are all at threat from the looming Data Apocalypse

04/05/2017 - Why we are all at threat from the looming Data Apocalypse

Have you ever been asked for some personal information that seems utterly irrelevant, impertinent even?  If your answer is yes - your day is coming. It's a revolution for consumers but it’s a data apocalypse for brands.  Laura from Manor Royal based RAPP takes a look at the implications of the forthcoming legislation...

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B&CE’s 75th Community Project 'The Big Build' Needs You!

02/05/2017 - B&CE’s 75th Community Project 'The Big Build' Needs You!

Make a difference to our local community by helping B&CE to renovate Dormans Youth Centre in Gossops Green this summer!  Join its team to help this local charity make essential repairs and refurbishments.

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Cycle Route Improvements – Ifield Station to Metcalf Way

02/05/2017 - Cycle Route Improvements – Ifield Station to Metcalf Way

Improvements are being made to the cycle route that links Ifield Station with Metcalf Way in Manor Royal.  Crawley Borough Council, Manor Royal BID and Basepoint Business Centre are working together to fund and implement improvements to the cycle route.

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Bang & Olufsen Shop To Open at Avensys Store

27/04/2017 - Bang & Olufsen Shop To Open at Avensys Store

Avensys, the audio visual and home appliance specialist based in Fleming Way, Manor Royal welcomes a new brand to its flagship store this weekend. The Bang & Olufsen shop in shop offers the latest audio visual technology, combining stunning design and quality with their iconic products. The new shop will be open from 9am on Saturday 29 April.

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Fleming Way based Avensys Recognised at IER Awards 2017

12/04/2017 - Fleming Way based Avensys Recognised at IER Awards 2017

Avensys Ltd was the proud recipients of three 2017 IER Awards (Innovative Electrical Retailing Magazine), winning ‘Best Large Independent Consumer Electronics Retailer’, ‘Best IER Retailer’ and one of its employees, Ross Braybrook, Custom Installation Technician won the inaugural ‘IER Best Young Gun’.  The IER Awards 25th Anniversary was a stunning event attended by hundreds of members in the electrical retailing sector at a gala evening held at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London on 30 March 2017. 

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New 2017 Training Programme Launched

03/04/2017 - New 2017 Training Programme Launched

A new 2017 training programme has been launched for all companies based on Manor Royal, who have the opportunity to access high quality training at heavily discounted rates through the BID.

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Networking on wheels

03/04/2017 - Networking on wheels

Manor Royal based Martin Verrall from Grant Thornton along with James Hanson (HSBC) and John Yates (DMH Stallard), are formulating a concept for a cycling-based networking event for people working in the Manor Royal and wider-Crawley area, and are looking to gauge potential interest.

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Access Greener, Cheaper energy

03/04/2017 - Access Greener, Cheaper energy

RE-energise Manor Royal is a project that aims to increase all forms of renewable energy on Manor Royal and deliver cheaper energy for Manor Royal businesses. Auditel Ltd, cost consultancy experts and a BID partner, has been engaged to assess business energy usage to establish the scope of the project and potential savings it might deliver. Auditel will be making contact with businesses through Spring 2017 and inviting them to participate in a simple survey.

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BID Brings People Together

23/03/2017 - BID Brings People Together

It’s been another busy week for Manor Royal with several events taking place across the Business District.

Business people have gathered together to hear from lawyers and economists to update their knowledge and discover insights on the latest government policy and legal rulings.

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200 people sign up so far for ‘Manor Royal Know your Neighbour’ Expo

20/03/2017 - 200 people sign up so far for ‘Manor Royal Know your Neighbour’ Expo

More than two hundred people from a wide range of businesses across Manor Royal have signed up so far to attend the upcoming ‘Know Your Neighbour Expo’ which is being held at Crawley's Crowne Plaza Hotel conference centre on 16 May.

If you’re looking to find new customers or meet local companies to strengthen your supply chain, then this is a good starting place for any business. The event has a plethora of businesses taking part and it’s a day well spent doing business by meeting everyone in one place. 

Furthermore, it’s FREE TO ATTEND if you are based on Manor Royal Business District!

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Manor Royal Companies Scoop FIVE Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

20/03/2017 - Manor Royal Companies Scoop FIVE Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

It’s Official - Manor Royal Business District is home to award-winning companies! 

Our congratulations go to B&CE The People's Pension who won both the Employer of the Year - sponsored by Search Consultancy and The Award for Developing People for Business Success - sponsored by Central Sussex College;  Cova Security Gates who won the Manufacturing Business of the Year - sponsored by asbLAW and Acro Aircraft Seating who won The Award for Supply Chain Excellence - sponsored by the University of Brighton.  Christopher Meeking of Avtura Limited, also based on Manor Royal, was recognised as Business Person of the Year - sponsored by KPMG.

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Inspiration Healthcare Group plc Opens New Head Office on Manor Royal

13/03/2017 - Inspiration Healthcare Group plc Opens New Head Office on Manor Royal

Inspiration Healthcare Group plc is pleased to announce the opening of its new corporate head office on Manor Royal Business District.  The company is a global supplier of medical technology for critical care, operating theatre and other medical applications.

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BID Executive Director Writes to Minister re. Business Rates

10/03/2017 - BID Executive Director Writes to Minister re. Business Rates

Steve Sawyer, Executive Director of the BID, has written to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in relation to the Business Rates bills that businesses will receive in April based on the recent revaluation conducted by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

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Manor Royal BID Publishes New Transport Study

03/03/2017 - Manor Royal BID Publishes New Transport Study

Manor Royal BID has published the results of a major new Transport Study commissioned in response to concerns raised in last year’s business survey about congestion and parking across the business district.  Prepared by leading independent transport consultancy Steer Davies Gleave and co-funded by West Sussex County Council, Crawley Borough Council and Gatwick Airport Ltd, the report recommends a package of actions to alleviate congestion and parking problems across Manor Royal.  The full cost of implementing all recommendations is estimated to be in the region of £9.5m.

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New Warehouse Buildings To Let

03/03/2017 - New Warehouse Buildings To Let

Three new warehouse buildings of 32,044 sq ft, 37,286 sq ft and 47,254 sq ft are now available to let for occupation in early 2018 in Faraday Road, Manor Royal.  Space Gatwick combines cutting-edge features with sustainable technology and modern functioning and has been built to the highest specification in accordance with the latest design standards and codes of practice.

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Metrobus Fastway – smarter way to travel

01/03/2017 - Metrobus Fastway – smarter way to travel

The Metrobus Fastway bus service to Gatwick airport now has USB charging points – optimised for smart phones – at every seat. All 20 buses on the Fastway services 10 and 20, which carries staff to and from Gatwick and Manor Royal, and shoppers coming into town from Broadfield and Bewbush, have been fitted with the devices which are lit up for easy visibility.

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Manor Royal BID welcomes new companies to Business District

19/02/2017 - Manor Royal BID welcomes new companies to Business District

Manor Royal BID welcomed fourteen new companies to the Business District at its annual showcase event on Thursday (16th).  Around 110 local companies, business owners and policy makers came together at Virgin Atlantic’s ‘The Base’ in Crawley, to find out more about the new companies who exhibited at the event.

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Promote your company for FREE at Manor Royal ‘Know Your Neighbour Expo’

05/02/2017 - Promote your company for FREE at Manor Royal ‘Know Your Neighbour Expo’

Bookings are now being taken for Manor Royal companies to exhibit, or attend as delegates for this event which is back by popular demand this year on 16th May 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Free to attend, the event which last year attracted more than 60 exhibitors and 300 delegates, enables companies located on Manor Royal Business District get to know each other and promote their products and services.

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Small Business Grants Now Available from Crawley Borough Council

27/01/2017 - Small Business Grants Now Available from Crawley Borough Council

If you run a small business, you can now access grants of up to £2,000 from Crawley Borough Council to help your business grow. The grants may be used to purchase new equipment, access training, pay for an apprentice or any other reasonable expense, as long as the company match-funds the grant.

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Gateway 1 Update

27/01/2017 - Gateway 1 Update

Gateway 1 is located on Gatwick Road adjacent to the dual carriageway leading from the M23 and the Hazelwick Flyover. It is probably Manor Royal’s busiest access point and our intention is to make it more welcoming and attractive for visitors.

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The new Apprenticeship Levy is good for business says Marie Harris of Beta Futures

27/01/2017 - The new Apprenticeship Levy is good for business says Marie Harris of Beta Futures

From April 2017, the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and the new Apprenticeship Standards will give all employers the opportunity to develop career pathways for everyone in their business from recruitment to retirement.

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BID Event to Showcase New Businesses on Manor Royal

12/01/2017 - BID Event to Showcase New Businesses on Manor Royal

Manor Royal BID is hosting its annual showcase event on 16 February.  Around 120 local companies, business owners and policy makers are expected to attend the event to be held at Virgin Atlantic’s ‘The Base’ in Crawley.  Free tickets are available to book NOW, but going fast!

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Pocket Park Terrace Construction Begins

12/01/2017 - Pocket Park Terrace Construction Begins

At the end of last year, planning approval was granted for the pocket park terrace located at the end of Manor Royal road at the junction with London Road.  Work was scheduled to begin on 9 January on the 70th anniversary of Crawley becoming a new town.

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Manor Royal BID Office Move

12/01/2017 - Manor Royal BID Office Move

In December, the Manor Royal BID office relocated to Unit 38, Basepoint Business Centre, Metcalf Way, RH11 7XX.

Our new telephone number is 01293 813 866.

Do stay in touch!

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Footie Fun

05/01/2017 - Footie Fun

Grab your easit ticket and a ticket for Crawley Town FC’s big match against Portsmouth on Saturday 21st January or for the match against fellow new town rivals Stevenage on 4th Feb. Special Hospitality deals also apply.

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Hit the streets & join our lunchtime walks!

05/01/2017 - Hit the streets & join our lunchtime walks!

Join us on 31 January and 4th February for an organised lunchtime walk around Manor Royal.  With the help of walking charity 'Living Streets', stretch your legs and help make Manor Royal a better place to get around at the same time…

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New Manor Royal Developments Planned

04/01/2017 - New Manor Royal Developments Planned

Planning applications for two major new developments have been submitted to Crawley Borough Council. Find out more about the plans which are to accommodate an expanding local firm at the former Thales site (called Nexus) on Gatwick Road and a significant re-development of the site opposite called Northwood Park.

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Steve Sawyer to host Crawley STEMfest Event

04/01/2017 - Steve Sawyer to host Crawley STEMfest Event

Steve Sawyer, Executive Director of Manor Royal BID has been announced as the host of this year's Crawley STEMfest event taking place on Tuesday 4th April from 5pm at Welland Medical.

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