Businesses local to Gatwick Airport will benefit from new targeted opportunities if its northern runway plans are approved.

Local businesses can now register their interest in working with Gatwick as a supplier and sign up to future newsletters via a form on the airport’s website. The news comes as Gatwick develops a new strategy to ensure its spending on procurement and supply chain targets businesses based in the region.

Richard Lennard, economic partnerships manager at Gatwick Airport, said: “Gatwick has been a major driver for the local and regional economy for several decades, as well as supporting the wider UK economy.

“We plan to maximise the benefits we provide for local people, communities and businesses through the development of a range of supply chain initiatives that aim to ensure the airport’s procurement and supply chain spending targets businesses based in the region.” 

Small and medium-sized businesses can register to provide Gatwick and its supply chain with a range of services including construction, facilities management, IT projects, work attire, utilities, distribution and HR services, and must be based within RH, BN, CR, KT, TN or GU postcodes. 

A 12-week public consultation on the Northern Runway plans is currently underway.