Nestle has announced that it will move its UK headquarters, housing 840 staff, from Croydon to Gatwick by the end of 2012.
Nestle has been based in Croydon for over 40 years.
It had been seeking a new head office in Croydon for "several years", but it had proved "very difficult". Croydon Council said that Nestle had chosen a type of office
accommodation that it could not match, this is ironic given how much empty office space there appears to be in Croydon.