Hundreds of delegates from a wide range of businesses across Manor Royal packed Crawley’s Crowne Plaza Hotel conference centre in May for the business district’s networking event of the year.

Manor Royal BID’s event featured 64 exhibitors including Varian, BC&E and Avensys and was organised by Prowse & Co. on behalf of the Manor Royal BID. Her Worshipful, the Mayor of Crawley, Councillor Chris Cheshire joined Trevor Williams, Manor Royal BID Chairman to formally open the event.

Steve Sawyer, Executive Director of the Manor Royal BID, commented: “This is the fourth time that we’ve run this event and it just gets better. There was a real buzz in the room with people making new connections and getting to know their neighbours alongside stimulating debate about how we want Manor Royal to improve.”

The Manor Royal BID is now into the fourth year of its first five year term, during which time a number of significant improvements have been delivered. Among the highlights so far broadband has been improved, award-winning facilities created, savings to businesses and staff on training and travel delivered, crime has gone down and satisfaction levels increased. The Manor Royal BID, which has been set-up and run by local businesses, is the largest of its kind in the UK.

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