More businesses can register interest in supplying Gatwick Airport

27 June 2022 - Businesses from 12 postcode areas across the south east can now register their interest in supplying Gatwick.

The airport announced the increase from six postcode areas today as it published its 2021 Decade of Change sustainability report.

The move is part of Gatwick’s new post-COVID strategy. This ensures the airport’s procurement and supply chain spending better targets businesses in the region to support a thriving local economy.

The initiative also drives VINCI Airports' efforts to positively contribute to the prosperity of the regions served by airports in its network.

Expanding the airport’s supplier registration scheme means considerably more small and medium-sized businesses located in the qualifying postcode areas can now benefit from airport spending. This totalled £113.7 million across the region pre-pandemic (2019) and £48.9 million last year (2021).

The new postcode areas were selected following round-table feedback from key regional stakeholders:

  • PO (Portsmouth and Isle of Wight area)
  • ME (Medway area)
  • CT (Canterbury area)
  • BR (Bromley area)
  • SM (Sutton area)
  • DA (Dartford area)

Existing postcode areas:

  • RH (Redhill/Crawley area)
  • BN (Brighton area)
  • GU (Guildford area)
  • TN (Tunbridge Wells area)
  • KT (Kingston-upon-Thames area)
  • CR (Croydon area)

Among many other business activities, Gatwick’s extensive supply chains support its:

  • construction
  • facilities management
  • IT
  • workwear
  • utilities
  • distribution
  • HR services.

The airport has also improved its spending in the local RH postcode closest to the airport. This meant 18 per cent (£32.2 million) of the airport’s total spend (£175.2 million) benefitted suppliers in this region in 2021, compared to 11 per cent (£25.8 million) in 2020.

The airport launched its supplier registration scheme in November last year. Local businesses can register their interest in working with Gatwick as a supplier and sign up to future newsletters by completing a simple form on their website.

Gatwick’s sustainability policy feeds into VINCI Airport’s consistent strategy, which is applicable across the groups diversified network of 50 airports in 11 countries, which works globally with 300 partner airlines.

Visit Gatwick Airport's website to view the full 2021 Decade of Change Report.