CRAWLEY was showcased in front of investors, fund managers and business leaders by way of an investor tour through the town.

A guided bus trip to key locations in Gatwick, Manor Royal and the town centre was put together by the investor tour team.

Crawley and Gatwick is a key economic hub for the South East and especially Sussex, currently experiencing a boom in speculative development and attracting new business to the town.

Crawley and Gatwick represents only 2.5 per cent of the land mass of West Sussex yet accounts for 25 per cent of its GDP.

Crawley has seen an increasing number of companies relocating to the town including RFS, Permasense and Secamb.

There are currently three industrial warehouse developments being built, providing in excess of 200,000 sq ft.

Stiles Harold Williams’ senior partner, Adam Godfrey, helped devise and organise the tour.

He said: “We are delighted to be a main sponsor of this and look to build upon the success of it.

“The Crawley region has a lot to be proud of and to have a showcase event to update potential investors and key stakeholders on new exciting developments is perfect.”

Crawley has often been seen as a key economic area for Sussex.

The vitality of Gatwick is crucial for the future.