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The Coast to Capital Growth Hub is a government fully funded service supporting businesses in the Marine, Aerospace & Defence sector in the Coast to Capital area. The team of Growth Relationship Managers work with the businesses, assess their needs and introduce solutions.


Sector Information


The Marine, Aerospace & Defence sector includes Air Transport businesses that are centred in the Crawley, Reigate and Banstead and Tandridge areas. Key employers include London Gatwick airport and Norwegian Air. The sub-sector used to employ around 10,000 people in the area, accounting for 15% of national employment in the sub-sector although this has been severely affected through the impact of COVID-19


50,000 businesses are part of the Gatwick Airport supply chain. The aviation sector had a turnover of in excess of £10bn for Coast to Capital based businesses.



Support Available


The geographic areas that the Coast to Capital Growth Hub covers:


Not in the Coast to Capital Growth Hub area? Find your local growth Hub here.



The Growth Relationship Managers


The Growth Relationship Managers provide you with long term free and impartial support. As part of their support they can undertake analysis to diagnose key areas of business improvement, helping you to unlock potential in your business operations.



Growth Champions


The Growth Champions are a network of consultants, all experts in their respected fields. The network can provide specialist support for businesses to unlock further growth. Coast to Capital are able to fully fund a day of specialist support from this Network.



GROWTHmapper Diagnostics & DNAsix


The Growth Relationship Managers can provide comprehensive business diagnostics through GROWTHmapper which includes a set of assessment questions designed to underpin coaching and advice, as well as a digital coaching programme ‘DNAsix’ that can help your business survive, compete and ultimately thrive in today’s digital marketplace.



Investment in the Coast to Capital area


The Growth Hub supports investment enquiries and opportunities in partnership with the Department for International Trade and local partners. The team help identify solutions and support for existing and potential investors including those from overseas.



Contact the Growth Hub


The Growth Hub website is regularly maintained with links to partner support and government information. Keep up to date with the latest news, information and events on Twitter and subscribe to the newsletter. To speak to a Growth Relationship Manager, complete the Request Form online.

For Further Support Please Complete The Contact Form

Malcolm Brabon

SME Manager

Ryan Davies

Growth Hub Team Leader

Karen Tyrrell

Growth Relationship Associate

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

Tom Hughes

Peer to Peer - Admin

The Growth Hub has various funded business support initiatives, such as offering a full day of specialist consultancy who can deliver solution based advice to break a barrier to growth.


The Department of International Trade offers Sector specific trade advice, get in touch today to talk to a specialist.


Additionally, over the years the Growth Hub has developed a diverse network of Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing specialists in both the public and private sector who we refer businesses to.



Some of the additional support available to the Marine, Aerospace and Defence business sector is:


Marine South East - Marine South East supports a wide range of activities to support the strategic growth of the marine sector through consultancy projects, collaborations, European partnerships and strategic projects.

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Information is provided on this website in good faith. However neither Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership nor any associated organisation or individual provide any warranty or accept any liability for information provided.



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