Brentwood is an attractive location for business, combining a high quality environment with close proximity to London and has a well qualified workforce.

It has a diverse economy providing 40,000 jobs, a thriving entrepreneurial culture, with 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, McColls.

The borough has excellent connectivity through rail and road connections including links with the M25 and A12 and fast rail links with London and East Anglia which will improve further with the arrival of Crossrail. Stansted, City, Southend, Heathrow and Gatwick airports are also nearby.

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


14 March 2018, 9.15-11.30AM

Winning more sales is vital to the growth of your business but are you in control of it? This Pro-actions business seminar will explore how to give you control over increasing your sales and profitability. 

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The Brentwood Business Showcase returned bigger and better than before following the success of last year’s event. More than 500 people attended the biggest business event in the Borough on 1st November at Brentwood School. The Council put together the event, supported by Wortley Byers Law – the Platinum Sponsor – and Gold Sponsor TaxAssist Accountants, as a place for companies to network, raise their business’s profile and make new contacts.

This year’s Showcase was focused on digital futures and entrepreneurship which included an insight into the digital future for businesses. It was led by Google Digital Garage, who held two masterclasses on digital skills needed to grow your business, and Microsoft, who spoke on digital transformation.

Advice workshops were popular and well attended, with sessions ranging from how to get your idea on to the retailers’ shelf, to how to help grow your business and profits, learning how to become an influential communicator at work and how to give your business a marketing MOT to help reinvigorate it. The Ask the Experts Panel, hosted by Sarah Brockwell of sarahBeemarketing, heard from five successful Brentwood businesses about their secrets to success, growth and how technology helped or hindered them.

On the exhibition floor a variety of different sectors of businesses networked, with exhibitors picking up business leads. And after the event, Brentwood Chamber of Commerce hosted a complementary drinks reception for visitors and exhibitors to continue networking and make valuable connections.

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Brentwood Borough Council is committed to the growth and development of apprenticeships throughout the Borough for the benefit of employers and young people.

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Relocate to Brentwood with its road links to M25, train links direct to London Liverpool Street, new cross rail links proposals and employment sites.

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Discover the support and finance opportunities available for Brentwood businesses, including advice, workshops and grant programmes.

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Brentwood isn't just a great place to visit, it's also a great place to do business. See the variety of key businesses that are located here in Brentwood.

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Check out the variety of networking groups based around Brentwood. Helping your business connect, influence and build strong relationships.

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Find out the opportunities for staff training and employment through apprenticeship schemes and other schemes.

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Find out what Brentwood Council is preparing for the Local Plan as it sets out polices, proposals and site allocations guiding future development.

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