Croydon is a thriving, dynamic community
Croydon, London’s largest borough. is a thriving, dynamic community with a population of over 338,000. It is home to over 9,000 businesses, making it the economic and social heart of a large region of the South East. It is also home to one of the biggest and most popular shopping centre outside London’s West End, with more than 600,000 shoppers visiting the Whitgift Shopping Centre each week.
Approximately 52,000 people travel into the borough on a daily basis.
Croydon covers an area of roughly 9,065 hectares (22,400 acres) and is well-served by road and rail links. It is also within easy travelling distance of several airports including Heathrow and Gatwick. Tramlink, the environmentally-friendly light rail system, has further enhanced the borough’s accessibility.
The London Borough of Croydon employs over 10,000 people and provides a wide range of services to its community. With an annual budget of approximately £308 million, a large number of organisations are interested in selling services and supplies to the council.
Croydon is redefining life on the edge of London. Just 15 minutes from central London and Gatwick Airport, the borough is the meeting place of town and country; and a hotspot of business growth and tech innovation. With an ambitious £5.25bn regeneration programme underway to strengthen the local economy and develop major new infrastructure, confidence in Croydon as a strategic business location has never been stronger
As a large purchaser of services and supplies, we have significant influence on the environment and are well aware of our responsibility in that area.