Home of Gatwick Airport, Crawley is a new town situated between London and Brighton in West Sussex. Despite its ‘new town’ status this area actually was inhabited back in the Stone Age and was considered a centre for ironworks in Roman times. It later developed as a market town for the plethora of villages surrounding it, as well as serving those travelling from London to Brighton or vice versa. However, in the 1940s Crawley grew immensely and is now made up of 13 distinct residential areas.
Economically the town is strong, in part because of its location close to Gatwick whereby manufacturing, commercial and service companies have all chosen to be here.