Global Connectivity

On the doorstep of Europe’s biggest city, with global connectivity from Gatwick Airport, this is a place where businesses can reach new markets with ease.

Our local, national and global connectivity puts you closer to the people, customers, suppliers and opportunities you need to succeed.

We are proud to be home to London Gatwick, one of Europe’s busiest airports. More than 46 million passengers every year fly to around 230 destinations in over 70 countries, including more than 60 long-haul network routes. Gatwick serves more destinations than any other UK airport, so for globally ambitious businesses, our connectivity to Europe, Asia, America and Africa is truly unbeatable.

Fast and frequent trains connect London Victoria, London Bridge and St Pancras with our key locations, taking as little as 30 minutes. This brings you closer to the UK’s largest workforce catchment and one of the world’s leading business hubs, and just one change from direct trains to our close European neighbours in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne too.

Our road network is being constantly upgraded and improved. Being just a few miles from the M25, London’s orbital motorway, we’ve got easy access to the capital and the rest of the national road network.

15 million people live within an hour of Greater Brighton which is great for recruiting staff and for reaching more customers.

As you would expect with miles of stunning coastline and beaches, our sea access to the rest of Europe and beyond is another key benefit. Our ports at Shoreham and Newhaven provide opportunities for businesses shipping goods in and out of the UK and cross-channel passenger services to France.

The post-Covid 19 world demands digital as well as physical connectivity. As a leading tech location, we are agile, we adapt and we’re early adopters. We are leading the testing and roll-out of 5G testbeds in both urban and rural areas, creating robust and resilient networks. Whether you are Zooming from home, Skyping on the go or hosting virtual Teams meetings, this is a place built for flexible working.

Contact the Greater Brighton Inward Investment Desk