Manor Royal Business Park covers an area of around 240 hectares and is home to some 500 businesses, with a combined workforce of more than 30,000 employees.

Set on the Sussex/Surrey border within a stone’s throw of Gatwick Airport, it has evolved over the last 60 years into a thriving business community. Such growth presents many challenges in terms of safety and security and it was to address these challenges that the business community of Manor Royal voted in favour of setting up the Manor Royal Business District in 2013.

Karen Methven was the existing manager of Crawley and Gatwick’s successful town centre Pubwatch and Shopwatch schemes and was delighted to be asked to head up the new Businesswatch, covering the very different world of Manor Royal.