Discover Brentwood 2017 Business Showcase
Wednesday 1 November 2017 at Brentwood School

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the 2017 Brentwood Business Showcase will be held on Wednesday 1 November 2017 at Brentwood School.

Organised by Brentwood Borough Council, and with Platinum and Networking Café Sponsor Wortley Byers Law, the Showcase promises to be bigger and better than last year ‘s which was attended by more than 400 visitors.
Come and listen to an exciting line up of keynote speakers and entrepreneurial workshops on how to grow and innovate your business as well as visiting a wide range of exhibitors.

A key theme is the latest insight into the digital future for businesses with some of the biggest industry names joining us. The Google Digital Garage will be delivering masterclasses on the digital skills you need to grow your business or career. Worldwide brand Microsoft will be speaking on digital transformation, recognised as the biggest global trend for business.

So join us for the latest cutting edge insights to help transform your business whether you are starting up, developing or expanding and learn how to address your business challenges.


REGISTER your FREE place as a visitor or interest as an exhibitor or sponsor on the Eventbrite page here

Sponsorship opportunities available for Brentwood’s popular community events - would your business like to be involved?

The Strawberry Fair, taking place on June 17 this year, is a traditional British Summer time family event that encourages people to make the most of the great outdoors and enjoy what our community has to offer.

We also have 6 Family Fun Days running every Friday during the school holidays across the Borough. These incredibly affordable events are extremely popular with local families, attracting thousands each year.

We have excellent support from our local businesses each year whose generous sponsorship allows us to make our community events bigger and better and in return, previous sponsors have enjoyed some great exposure. We have a range of very affordable sponsorship packages for our Summer events now available, with prices starting at £200.

For more information, please email or visit to download our sponsorship package information.

FREE Business Advice Workshops in 2017

11 July 2017 9.30am-12.30pm, Brentwood Town Hall


Hosted by Pro-actions Business Coaching & Support, this workshop will explain the importance of business planning and how to develop a strong template for your business. For information or bookings click here

Brentwood Apprenticeships: Funding for Businesses

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

The Brentwood Apprentice programme has been developed in partnership with ACL and Essex County Council to support and encourage employers when recruiting an apprentice.

Twelve local businesses will each be able to claim £1000 funding towards an apprentice, subject to eligibility criteria.

For further information please contact the apprenticeship team
Tel: 03330 139502      Email:

The EU funded LoCASE Project (Low Carbon Across the South East) can provide businesses with match funded grants of up to £10,000 to help cover the cost of energy efficient measures for any small or medium business and help businesses in the low carbon sector to expand.

Grants can help purchase equipment and machinery, pay for research and development, marketing and website development and business development consultancy. 

To find out more email or go to


Brentwood Borough Council is committed to the growth and development of apprenticeships throughout the Borough for the benefit of employers and young people. We are working in partnership with Essex County Council to support the Apprenticeship Promotion and Brokerage Hub. The Hub provides free apprenticeship information and advice to businesses and young people in the Brentwood borough.

Operated by Essex County Council, the Hub promotes apprenticeships as a post 16 option to young people in years 11-13 and work with employers to offer high quality apprenticeship opportunities.

The Apprenticeship Promotion and Brokerage Hub can support employers thinking of recruiting an apprentice by;

· Providing advice on recruiting an apprentice

· Offering interview facilities

· Coordinating interviews between the business and apprentice

· Promoting vacancies directly to schools leavers in the local area

· Providing on-going support once the apprentice is recruited

For more information or to register an apprenticeship opportunity; please call 03330 139858 or email

Further support

The GOV UK website provides advice and support, as well as a national database where you can advertise your apprenticeship vacancy. For further information please go to the GOV.UK website.