Brentwood for Growth

Brentwood for Growth is a business group including many of the leading corporations with major offices located in Brentwood who operate on both national and international platforms. All are major players in the local economy, providing over 3500 jobs in Brentwood and are crucial to the local supply chain.

The group includes senior representatives from:

BTIFDS, Countryside, Properties PLC, Ford, Liverpool Victoria, Marks and Spencer, Martin McColl, Canon UK, Mass & Co, Wortley Byers, Havering College, Brentwood Chamber of Commerce

The group is committed to work together with the local business community, employees, council and other stakeholders, to develop and support the Brentwood Economic Development Strategy to position Brentwood competitively and make it more attractive to new investment.


British Telecoms

BT is the world’s most established communications company employing 90,000 people across 180 countries which offers a world of possibilities for all globally. Helping people to communicate anywhere, at any time and with any technology they want. Services include IT integration skills, global network and professional security expertise.

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Brentwood Chamber of Commerce

Through the association of British Chambers of Commerce, Brentwood Chamber of Commerce(BCC) have the help and backing of a large organisations that are consulted by central Government on business issues. It lobbies the Government on matters such as VAT, rating valuation, financial regulations, commercial property law, etc.

All of this creates a network which keeps BCC informed of business developments, both nationwide and locally, and of opportunities for trading overseas.

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Canon is a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging and information technology solutions for the home and office environments. Canon (UK) Ltd is the UK marketing and sales operation for the global company - Canon Inc - is based in Tokyo, Japan. In the UK and Ireland Canon currently employs around 2,050 people in various locations including the head office in Surrey, London, Birmingham, Livingston (Scotland) and Belfast.

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Countryside Properties

Countryside is a leading UK home builder specialising in place making and urban regeneration. Operating through two complementary divisions, House building and Partnerships providing design-led private and affordable housing, with their Head Office employing over 500 based in Brentwood. Countryside was founded in 1958, is listed on the London Stock Exchange and operates in locations across London, the South East and the North West of England.

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Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan in the United States, manufactures and distributes automobiles across six continents. With around 166,000 employees and 77 office and plant locations around the world. Ford Motor Company is focused on creating a strong business that builds great products that contribute to a better world. It does this by accelerating the development of new products that customers want. From fun-to-drive, fuel-efficient cars to versatile, capable utility vehicles and tough, durable trucks that work harder and last longer, Ford offers a full line of high-quality products with global appeal. The company also provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.

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Havering College

Havering College of Further & Higher Education is a college with three campuses in the London Borough of Havering, east London, England. One campus is based in Ardleigh Green, under the Hornchurch post town; Quarles is based in Harold Hill and the third is Rainham Campus Construction Centre. It educates part and full-time students aged 16+.

The college runs some Hair & Beauty courses, in 'The Lanes Hair & Beauty Salon' located in the Sawyers Hall Lane in Brentwood. The college has a partnership with Barking and Dagenham College under the name Thames Gateway College.

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Internation Financial Data Services

The IFDS Group is made up of over 5,500 world-class employees throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, Luxembourg and Thailand - and with over 3,300 staff across five Essex sites (in Brentwood, Basildon and Chelmsford) IFDS are one of the largest employers in Essex.

IFDS works with many of the world’s leading financial services brands providing clients with specialist technologies and outsourced customer servicing solutions. Their list of clients include many of the largest and most recognisable organisations in the global financial services industry covering Investment, Pensions, Insurance and Savings providers.

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Liverpool Victoria

As the UK's largest Friendly Society Liverpool Victoria have more than five million members and customers and exist to grow the value of our business for the benefit of their members. Their services consist of protecting and providing a wide range of financial services including insurance, investment and retirement products. These services are offered direct to consumers, as well as through financial advisers and brokers, and through strategic partnerships with organisations such as ASDA, Nationwide Building Society and a range of trade unions.

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Mass & Co

Mass & Co are independent Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants based in Brentwood (Essex) offering commercial agency and property advice throughout Essex, London and the Home Counties since 1990.

They give personal advice and service at realistic cost, using their comprehensive knowledge of the local area and property markets. Mass & Co are Regulated by RICS, have three experienced RICS Registered Valuers available and are members of the Independent Surveyors and Valuers' Association.

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Founded in 1884, M&S has grown from a single market stall to an international, multi-channel retailer. M & S are now selling high quality, great value products to 33 million customers through their 914 UK stores and e-commerce platform. The store in Brentwood offers many different products and services within it’s first and second floor. M&S work close with the community through supporting charities like the Alzheimer's Society and providing work experience placements for students.

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McColl's Retail Group is the leading neighbourhood retailer in the independent managed sector running 1,367 convenience and newsagent stores. We operate 938 McColl’s branded UK convenience stores as well as 429 newsagents. McColl's provides local communities with a full range of amenities and neighbourhood services at a competitive price. The Group is focused on developing and expanding the convenience side of its business, which currently accounts for over half of the store portfolio.

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Wortley Byers LLP

Wortley Byers LLP are a multi-disciplined Law firm that offer clients smart and solution focused advice on a wide range of matters. They are a solicitors firm based in Brentwood, Essex that provide services for businesses and individuals. Their service sectors are driven by teams of leading sector specialists ensuring that positive outcomes are achieved, no matter how complex the matter, be it personal or commercial, whilst maintaining a clear and jargon-free dialogue with the client.

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