Gatwick Airport’s commitment to the local region recognised at Sussex Women in Business Awards

  • Gatwick’s Head of Community Engagement, Hannah Staunton, recognised for her ‘Contribution to the Community’
  • The award recognises the difference Gatwick has made to the wider Sussex community over the last 12 months

LONDON, 2015-10-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport’s commitment to the local region has been recognised at the Sussex Women in Business Awards where Gatwick’s Head of Community Engagement, Hannah Staunton, was recognised for her ‘Contribution to the Community’.

The awards ceremony was attended by more than 270 guests at a gala dinner at the Cavendish Hotel in Eastbourne.

The Sussex Women in Business Awards covers the whole of the Sussex County, celebrating the success of today’s very best females at work.

The judges noted the calibre of this year’s nominees, who were independently nominated, was extremely high.

The ‘Contribution to the Community’ award went to the business which demonstrates ‘the difference it has made to the immediate community and the wider Sussex community during the 12 months to September 2015’.

Gatwick’s community engagement team is involved with an incredibly broad range of projects to support the social, charitable and economic life of the fantastic communities Gatwick interacts with in the region.

Commenting on the award Hannah Staunton said:

“Given the calibre of nominees, it is humbling to have been recognised for the positive role Gatwick plays in the local community.   

A key highlight over the past 12 months has been our long-term partnership with Chestnut Tree House, Sussex’s children’s hospice, which has been incredibly rewarding.  

As a significant local employer, Gatwick is committed to supporting a thriving local community.  

This award would not have been possible without the hard work of our community engagement team and special thanks must go to my colleagues Melanie Wrightson, Joanna Lazaris and Alison Addy.” 

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Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 200 destinations in 90 countries for around 38 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the South-East region, generating around 21,000 on-airport jobs and a further 10,000 jobs through related activities. The airport is 28 miles south of London with excellent public transport links, including the Gatwick Express. Gatwick Airport is owned by a group of international investment funds, of which Global Infrastructure Partners is the largest shareholder.

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