06/12/2018 - B&CE wins Employer of the Year at Sussex Business Awards
B&CE, a Manor Royal based company, was recently awarded Employer of the Year at the Sussex Business Awards. The not-for-profit organisation which employs more than 500 people locally, provides The People's Pension to four million people across the UK and is working to improve occupational health in the construction industry, as 80,000 people suffer work-related illnesses each year.
06/12/2018 - Local Christmas Appeal
The Easter Team are working out of Manor Royal to
help the homeless and those in need this Christmas. If you or your business would like to help, please contact the team to donate goodies
to help them make up Christmas hampers for those in need in Crawley. Discover more here.
06/12/2018 - The Manhattan Building Let to B&CE
Capital London has let 18,060 sq ft of offices at The Manhattan Building in Crawley Business Quarter to workplace pension provider B&CE. The deal follows the complete refurbishment of the property and a striking new entrance façade.
06/12/2018 - Metrobus goes contactless
Tap to pay and you're on your way: Metrobus goes contactless. No more fumbling for change or bus passes, passengers can now pay for tickets on Metrobus and Brighton & Hove Buses using contactless cards and phones.
21/11/2018 - Metrobus Crawley Depot Best in UK
Metrobus' Crawley depot has taken the gold in the Top National Bus Depot award at the prestigious UK Bus Awards announced in London this week. The Top National Depot category recognises bus depots that provide an outstanding service and are truly committed to their customers, communities and employees. Only eight bus depots from across the United Kingdom reached the final.
21/11/2018 - BID Management Exam Success for Sam Murray
Congratulations to Sam Murray of the Manor Royal BID who has recently passed The Certificate in BID Management. The Certificate in BID Management is the industry's only formal qualification and it is designed to reassure BID levy-payers that staff are in place with the appropriate skill set and can be considered industry leaders.
19/11/2018 - Manor Royal Matters Conference Debates Big Issues
Business leaders from a wide range of Manor Royal companies attended a conference at the Sandman Signature Hotel, Crawley last week, held by the Manor Royal Business Improvement District (BID). The event was chaired by Trevor Williams of Thales UK and Chairman of the Manor Royal BID.
16/11/2018 - CLEARBELL SELLS CC3, CHURCHILL COURT, CRAWLEY FOR £11.25 MILLION
Clearbell Property Partners II LP (Clearbell), a fund managed by Clearbell Capital, today announces the sale of CC3, Churchill Court, Crawley to a local authority for £11.25 million a 5.68% Churchill Court is a self-contained campus of three buildings totalling 106,000 sq ft, prominently located at the junction of Manor Royal and Gatwick Road. The sale follows the letting of the whole building to Regus on a 15-year lease.
13/11/2018 - Roll Up - Roll Up!
If your business is based on Manor Royal, you're invited to book a FREE exhibition stand at two of the business district's premier networking events taking place in the Spring. Both ‘Know Your Neighbour' - the No.1 business development opportunity on Manor Royal AND the ‘Careers Expo' are back!
13/11/2018 - Copthorne Garage Receives RAC Accreditation
Copthorne Motor Company is delighted to announce its appointment by the RAC as an exclusive approved service repair center in Crawley and the surrounding area for cars and vans up to class 7 for servicing, MOTs and all repairs. This significant status is in recognition of their technical skills and ability to deliver value for money and a reflection of the high levels of customer satisfaction as rated on Trust Pilot.
13/11/2018 - Coast to Capital LEP Seeks Board Director
Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership is looking to appoint a Board Director to help address challenges in its operating environment over the coming years. It is seeking someone with specific finance skills and commercial expertise who is able to provide a strong business ethos and commercial culture on the Board.
12/11/2018 - Gateway 1 (Hazelwick Flyover / Gatwick Road) Roadworks
Work is due to begin on the 19 November 2018 to improve one of Manor Royal's main entry points. The works are due to last for 8 weeks and road restrictions will be in place.
05/11/2018 - Poppy bus unveiled at West Sussex Poppy Appeal launch
Metrobus' new poppy bus was officially unveiled at the West Sussex Poppy Appeal launch at the Wings Museum in Handcross recently. It's particularly poignant given that November 11 is the centenary of Armistice Day, which marks the end of the First World War, as well as being Remembrance Sunday. The bus will also take part in the Armistice Day procession in Tilgate Park, Crawley, when the millennium beacon will be lit.
05/11/2018 - Business Grants Available
Crawley Borough Council's successful small business grant scheme is set to continue with the help of continued funding from a county-wide pot. The council is continuing supporting micro and small businesses in Crawley as part of the scheme that has already financed over 50 small businesses in Crawley since it launched in November 2016.
05/11/2018 - Nexus Development Update
The latest monthly update about the Nexus site has been published by Willmot Dixon. Read the latest news here.
05/11/2018 - Crawley Town FC Discounted Tickets
Manor Royal employees can now take advantage of discounted tickets to selected Crawley Town FC club League games. View all the details here
18/10/2018 - Vote for Manor Royal's The Terrace which is shortlisted for National Award
We're delighted to announce that Manor Royal's ‘The Terrace' Pocket Park has been shortlisted in the National BID Awards 2018 and we now need your help in voting for it to win!
09/10/2018 - Manor Royal BID (MRBD Ltd) holds AGM
The Manor Royal BID company, MRBD Limited, held its latest AGM last week (Thursday 4 October) at the Premier Inn in Fleming Way.
09/10/2018 - Popular People Conference Held
The inaugural Manor Royal People Conference was held last week and deemed a big success by those involved. Created to help companies of all sizes from across the business district, the event was fully booked, attracting more than 90 business people and HR professionals who heard the latest thinking and research on people matters.
09/10/2018 - Quit Smoking this Stoptober
If you're one of the 6 out of 10 smokers that want to quit, but don't want to do it alone, Stoptober is the perfect time. Last year 400,000 smokers in England quit successfully - this could be your year to join them.
09/10/2018 - Pension Changes Affecting Women
Confused about the latest pensions advice. The ages whereby individuals can start to draw their state pension have changed and women in particular are affected. Read more on this topic courtesy of Faraday Court based Kreston Reeves Accountants.
09/10/2018 - It’s a WIN WIN for Eezehaul and St Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley
Following a recent win in a trade charity draw, the team at Gatwick Road based Eezehaul has donated £1,000 to St Catherine's Hospice in Crawley.
20/09/2018 - Have your say on anti-social vehicle use
Crawley Borough Council wants to hear your views on a potential Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), which would prohibit the anti-social use of vehicles, also known as car cruising.
12/09/2018 - Training, Skills and Recruitment survey - your help needed
Manor Royal businesses are being asked to participate in a survey to inform research being undertaken to understand the training and recruitment issues they face.
12/09/2018 - Join Bridgeham Clinic for National Fitness Day
Bridgeham challenges you to improve your fitness with a new style of class and are inviting you to join them for a "taster" on 26 September for National Fitness Day.
12/09/2018 - Chamber hits 80
Crawley and Gatwick Chamber of Commerce invite you to join them to mark their 80th year.
12/09/2018 - Nexus development latest
Willmot Dixon has released its latest project update for the Nexus Development site, the new home on Manor Royal for L3.
23/08/2018 - Trade Skills 4U Group Launches New Electrical Training For Business Division
Fleming Way based Trade Skills 4U group, the UK's No. 1 electrical training specialist, has launched a new corporate division, Trade Skills Business, offering electrical training programmes for business.
This new division will focus on delivering quality practical and theoretical electrical training solutions to commercial businesses wanting a more bespoke service tailored to their individual needs.
23/08/2018 - ILG acquired by Yusen Logistics UK
Gatwick Road based ILG has been acquired by the UK division of global logistics provider Yusen Logistics. ILG was established in 1990 and is a fast-growing market leader in e-commerce warehousing, fulfilment and delivery, with an added specific expertise in the fashion and beauty sectors.
22/08/2018 - NEW! Exciting speaker line-up announced for Manor Royal People Conference: 4 October @ Sandman Signature Hotel
Some of the most common challenges we see among companies on Manor Royal relate to ‘People and Employment Issues'. Regardless of your sector or size of business, the responsibilities of leading and managing people is a constant challenge for us all.
This autumn, the Manor Royal BID is hosting a new ‘People Conference' designed for business owners, company managers and HR professionals who want to build and lead teams that are motivated for success.
22/08/2018 - More Buses from Metrobus
As part of Metrobus twice-yearly service review, Routes 4 and 5 will be extended to Gatwick Airport South Terminal via London Road and Lowfield Heath. These changes will create a new link from Pound Hill and Langley Green to Betts Way, Lowfield Heath and Gatwick South Terminal. The route extension means the service to the Betts Way and Lowfield Heath areas will double.
08/08/2018 - Regus to locate on Manor Royal
Clearbell Capital, the private equity real estate fund manager, has announced it has let 27,309 sq. ft to Regus at CC3, Churchill Court in Manor Royal.
The serviced office provider has signed a new 15-year lease with break in year 10 on the whole building and will pay an annual rent of £682,201, equating to £25.50 per sq. ft (£274 per sq m).
02/08/2018 - On yer Bike with easit and Halfords!
Easit member discounts
Now the sun is shining, why not give cycling a go? To help easit members can get between 10% and 20% discount at Halfords.
Don't forget, all Manor Royal businesses are entitled to free membership of easit.
05/07/2018 - Notice of Manor Royal BID AGM
Notice of AGM, 4 October 2018 at 5pm
The Manor Royal BID Company's next AGM is scheduled to take place on 4 October 2018 at the Premier Inn, Manor Royal, starting at 5pm.
18/06/2018 - Celebrating 30 years of Innovation
Welland Medical, a Manor Royal based manufacturing company, is celebrating its landmark 30th anniversary. Established in 1988, Welland Medical is now one of the leading ostomy brands in the UK and worldwide. Specialising in the design, development and manufacture of innovative stoma care appliances and accessories, for people who have had bowel or bladder surgery due to cancer or disease, Welland Medical takes pride in bringing to market award winning products that enhance the lives of people living with a stoma around the globe.
11/06/2018 - Kreston Reeves To Run Informal World Cup Match event
Kreston Reeves invites you to join them over drinks at the Shark Bites Sports Bar at the Sandman Hotel, Crawley for the England v Belgium World Cup match on 28 June.
11/06/2018 - Nexus Training and Production Facility Takes Shape
Willmot Dixon has released its latest project update for the Nexus Development site. The project consists of two buildings: the front building, nearest to Gatwick Road being a training facility for L3, where trainee and experienced pilots will be instructed on eight flight simulators. The rear building will be the production hall, where the flight simulators will be produced, assembled andtested prior to being transported to their final destination.
11/06/2018 - TLC Takes the title!
Following a hard fought final, TLC etched their name onto the Manor Royal 6-a-side football Shield at the annual tournament organised by the Manor Royal BID in partnership with Freedom Leisure. Now in its seventh year, the event brings together companies from across the Business District for the glory of being crowned champions and taking the winners shield back to the office, warehouse, showroom, workshop or factory.
03/06/2018 - New Deal for Manor Royal
The Manor Royal BID Company has signed a new deal with Crawley Borough Council and West Sussex County Council aimed at supporting local businesses and boosting economic growth. The signing of the Manor Royal Deal comes on the back of the recent vote by businesses to renew the Manor Royal BID and the successful Crawley Growth Programme bid to secure an investment package of £60m for the town.
19/05/2018 - BID Events Make a Big Impact in Crawley
Manor Royal Business District is celebrating the success of two major Expo’s that took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Crawley on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 May. The annual ‘Know your Neighbour’ event, exclusive to Manor Royal companies, welcomed a record number of exhibitors and businesses. This was complemented by the inaugural ‘Manor Royal Careers Expo’ the following day, which provided free work and training advice to local residents. Over 110 companies reached out to more than 580 people over the two days.
08/05/2018 - Know Your Neighbour Set to be Biggest Yet!
This year's keynote networking event of the year on Manor Royal - the Know Your Neighbour Expo - is set to be the largest ever held on the business district. It's a full house with 73 companies exhibiting at the event and more than 280 people registered to attend the free event.
03/05/2018 - Help Virgin to save the planet!
For many years Virgin has worked hard to reduce their catering waste. For example, they have removed 217,524 disposable hot drink cups per year from their waste by replacing them with china cups. More recently, Virgin has been working with their catering team to see how they can reduce plastic disposables and become more sustainable in their approach to providing catering services to their staff and visitors.
03/05/2018 - Fun and Inspiration at STEMfest 2018 launch
Crawley STEMfest was officially launched on Manor Royal recently with a raucous evening of comedy and inspiring talks. Representatives from local industry and education attended the event at the new Elekta Cornerstone building on the Manor Royal Estate. An innovative space fitting for the launch of a STEMfest looking to inspire the next generation to pursue science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers through hands-on workshops, shows and demonstrations throughout May and June.
30/04/2018 - New teambuilding days with Jet Masterclass Pilot Training
Jet Masterclass is opening its doors in Lloyds Court, Manor Royal enabling local companies to use their pilot training facility and flight simulator for team building. Your team can access their pilot training facility and flight simulator, where they’ll operate as a pilot (and land!) a Boeing 737. They will put into practice a variety of skills including communication, decision making, leadership and crew resource management, ensuring safe and efficient flight.
30/04/2018 - Avensys recognised at the IER Awards 2018
Fleming Way based Avensys Ltd has been recognised at the Innovative Electrical Retailing Magazine Awards 2018 for the second year running. The company won in the following categories: 'Best IER Retailer'; ‘Best Large Independent Consumer Electronics Retailer’; ‘Best Independent Retailer Superstore Showroom’ and one of its employees, Paul Haywood won ‘IER Best Young Gun’.
21/04/2018 - Free Tips and Training at the Manor Royal Careers Expo
Anyone seeking a new role, their first job or local training or apprenticeships opportunities will not want to miss the new and free-to-attend Manor Royal Careers Expo taking place on 17 May 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Crawley from 3pm to 8.00pm.
25/03/2018 - Find Your Future Employees
Have you booked your free exhibition stand at the NEW Manor Royal Careers Expo on 17th May?
Why not join other successful organisations such as Virgin Atlantic, the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, B&CE, Alpha Flight and Avensys to promote the careers and jobs available on Manor Royal.
25/03/2018 - 2018 BID Levy Leaflet Published
The Manor Royal BID Levy Leaflet is produced by the Manor Royal BID Company each year to let BID levy paying companies know how funds generated by the BID are being invested to improve the area as a place to work and trade.
22/03/2018 - Manor Royal Brand Packaging Solutions Ltd Acquires Big Red Branding
Manor Royal-based company Brand Packaging Solutions Ltd, who specialise in brand packaging and product procurement, have recently acquired Big RED Branding.co.uk. This partnership expands the local business’s product portfolio from composite gift sets and custom designed packaging to now include promotional merchandise, branded clothing and workwear.
02/03/2018 - CGG reaches out to Local Community
Following the relocation of 150 staff from annex buildings to its main Crompton Way site, CGG has donated more than 600 items of ‘good as new’ surplus furniture to local charities. Working with STEMSussex, Crawley Voluntary Services and suggestions from employees, the company has helped 50 schools and many local charities.
02/03/2018 - Businesses Vote Overwhelmingly for Manor Royal BID
Businesses located in Manor Royal, Crawley have voted to extend the Manor Royal Business Improvement District (BID) for a further five years following a formal, independent ballot. As a result, c£2.6m, generated from the Levy, will be invested to improve the business district over the next five years, along with any additional funds the BID team secures from third parties.
02/03/2018 - Declaration of Result of Ballot
As the Ballot Holder for the ballot being held in respect of the Manor Royal Business Improvement District renewal proposals, Crawley Borough Council formally announced the Declaration of Result on 1st March 2018.
01/03/2018 - Volunteers Sought for Crawter's Brook Spring Clean
Fancy getting outdoors this Spring to go wild and help spruce up Crawter's Brook? Manor Royal companies can now benefit from a dedicated programme of free volunteering led by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. NEW dates in March and April now available to book.
01/03/2018 - Manor Royal BID Supports Crawley STEMfest
People from across Manor Royal are invited to attend the official launch of Crawley STEMfest - an evening of science and comedy - on Thursday 26th April, from 17:00 at Elekta on Manor Royal.
22/02/2018 - People Forum Packs The House!
It was a full house earlier this week for the latest Manor Royal BID People Forum! A group of HR professionals and managers from companies located across the Business District came together to hear from Susie Pipe, Local Enterprise Partnership Policy Manager from the 'Fuller Working Lives and State Pension Division' of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
07/02/2018 - Manor Royal Achieves Significant Jobs and Business Growth Impact
A new study reveals the growing importance of Manor Royal and its impact in terms of jobs, business and its contribution to the economy.
The Economic Impact Study, jointly commissioned by the Manor Royal BID and Crawley Borough Council, was conducted by leading economic and regeneration consultants, Lichfields, to assess how well the Business District is performing and what it needs to do to remain competitive.
05/02/2018 - Manor Royal BID Ballot now Open
Businesses entitled to vote in the BID Renewal Ballot should now have their ballot papers and can vote. All businesses responsible for a property of £12,000 rateable value or more located in the proposed BID area are entitled to vote in the postal ballot and have until 5pm on 1st March to return their ballot paper.
18/01/2018 - Businesses formally notified of BID Renewal Ballot
In line with the rules governing the creation and renewal of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), the Notice of Ballot has been sent to all businesses entitled to vote in the upcoming Manor Royal BID Renewal Ballot. All BIDs have to follow strict rules for conducting a BID Ballot, a postal ballot that will decide whether the Manor Royal BID continues for another five years.
15/01/2018 - Join us at the 2018 Manor Royal BID Showcase on 1 February
Join us at the 2018 Manor Royal BID Showcase. This important event takes place as the BID launches the ballot for its second term. Join us to find out more about the BID's activities and how you and your organisation can benefit from its partners' exclusive deals and offers just for companies located on Manor Royal Business District. Plenty of networking too!
15/01/2018 - Manor Royal Business Improvement District (BID) Seeks New 5-Year Term
The Manor Royal BID in Crawley has published an ambitious Business Plan for a new five-year term and is urging businesses on Manor Royal to vote in its renewal Ballot on 1 February.
If businesses vote to renew the BID, this will generate a fund of circa £2.6m over a five-year period to be reinvested across the business district, along with any additional funds the BID team secures from other parties.
02/01/2018 - Digital Advertising Signs - invite to tender
If renewed in February, the Manor Royal BID is committed to making the Digital Sign Project its first project of BID2. The BID Team is inviting companies interested in working on this project - either as a supplier of the hardware and software and/or as an advertising partner - to submit proposals.