Gatwick Airport receives community contribution award

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London Gatwick Airport’s commitment to the Sussex region has been recognized at the Sussex Women in Business Awards where Hannah Staunton, head of community engagement, received the ‘Contribution to the Community’ award.

More than 270 guests attended the awards ceremony at a gala dinner at the Cavendish Hotel in Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK. The Sussex Women in Business Awards covers the whole of the county of Sussex, celebrating the success of the region’s best females at work.

The judges noted that the caliber of this year’s nominees, who were independently nominated, was extremely high. The ‘Contribution to the Community’ award went to the business that made the biggest difference to the immediate community and wider Sussex community in the last 12 months.

Gatwick’s community engagement team was involved in a range of projects to support the social, charitable and economic life of the communities in the region.

Staunton said, “Given the caliber of nominees, it is humbling to have been recognized 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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