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Gatwick Diamond Business Members event July 2022

Gatwick Diamond Business Members event July 2022

Date: 29 July 2022

We were delighted to host business leaders from a wide variety of organisations across Surrey and Sussex today for the July Gatwick Diamond Business Members’ event.

Gatwick Diamond Business is an independent membership organisation serving the Gatwick Business community whose mission is to connect, support, promote, inform and boost businesses within the area.

The day kicked off with an interactive educational seminar presented by Kam Dehal, Executive Director – Commercial & Partnerships at East Surrey College.

Kam Dehal, presenting at the educational seminar Kam Dehal, presenting at the educational seminar
Kam Dehal, presenting at the educational seminar Kam Dehal, presenting at the educational seminar


The seminar focused on the types of training businesses can tap into, including T levels, apprenticeships, placements, bespoke tailored training and short adult programmes, to develop careers in the workplace.

Additionally, Kam highlighted how training is essential for managing gaps in skills, upskilling and reskilling current staff, professionalisation of qualifications and enriching well-being and teams within the workplace – all factors key to having a balanced and motivated staff culture at the heart of businesses. 

Sue Betts, Chief of Staff and Head of Client Relations at Wilton Park, commented: “This was my first event Gatwick Diamond Business event, and I loved the energy, relaxed environment, and location. There were a lot of takeaways from the educational seminar hosted by Kam - it's opened my eyes to the world of apprenticeships, and it’s definitely something we will be exploring in the future."

The seminar was followed by the main Members’ Meeting where speakers including Jayne Dickinson, Chief Executive of Orbital South Colleges, Simon Bland, Head of Economic Prosperity at Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, and Jeff Downs, Chairman of the Gatwick Diamond Business Executive Council addressed the packed auditorium.  

Jeff Downs, welcoming members to the main members meeting
Jeff Downs, welcoming members to the main members meeting


Afterwards, members had a chance to network with each other over a delicious buffet lunch.

members networking members networking members networking


Sally Brown, General Manager at Gatwick Diamond Business, said "We've been really looked after today. The attentiveness of the staff was second to none. It was a great space for our meetings and networking and the food was fabulous”.

If you want to know more about how East Surrey College can help your business, get in touch with our Employer Services team at, or head to our dedicated page for Employers here.

See here for details on hiring the College’s state-of-the-art facilities for business or community events.


Address: East Surrey College, Gatton Point, London Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 2JX

Main Switchboard: 01737 772611 / Client Services: 01737 788444 / Email:

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