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