A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT, WORK AND DO BUSINESS

COME AND DISCOVER BRENTWOOD AS A VISITOR, AND A BUSINESS...

VISIT

Brentwood’s name is derived from ‘Burnt Wood’, referring to a clearing made in the dense forest covering this part of Essex by a fire and over time, it became a stopping point for pilgrims travelling to Canterbury.

When Henry III granted a royal charter to hold markets in 1227 and 1252, Brentwood developed into a place of commerce and today, its bustling High Street and surrounding roads reflect that this is still a well-to-do town, yet surrounded by beautiful open spaces, family attractions and historic locations to explore.

Independent shops and popular restaurants, along with a vibrant club scene make Brentwood an exciting place to visit along with the neighbouring smaller towns of Shenfield and Ingatestone and many attractive country villages around the borough.

BUSINESS

Brentwood is a great location to do business with a diverse economy providing just under 40,000 jobs, a thriving entrepreneurial culture; above average rates of business start-ups, and is home to the headquarters and regional offices of major national firms such as BT, IFDS, Ford, LV, Countryside Properties, Canon and McColls.

With great transport links, a good mix of shops, schools, businesses and recreational facilities; the town centres of Brentwood, Shenfield and Ingatestone, and being surrounded by open countryside, the borough of Brentwood has a superior locational advantage attractive to businesses and residents.

Don't miss the Discover Brentwood Business Showcase on Wednesday 1st November 2017 - the Showcase aims to promote the area as a great place to locate, grow and do business and provides a new arena for companies to network, support local trade and champion their businesses. Find out more