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Cllr Shama Tatler

Growing our future

“It’s an exciting time for the borough as we continue to work with our businesses to create new homes, new jobs, better infrastructure and even more economic opportunities, making Brent an even better place to live, work and visit.”

Councillor Shama Tatler
Lead Member for Regeneration, Planning, and Highways

Brent - a place of great business opportunity

Find out in our new video what local businesses say about being based in Brent. With bustling town centres, great transport links, and major regeneration schemes around the corner, there’s never been a better time to run your business from the borough!

Regeneration projects

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South Kilburn

We’re half-way through a 15-year programme to create 2,400 new high quality homes, a new urban park, primary school, health facilities and new retail space in South Kilburn.

Wembley

Wembley

Wembley is a vibrant and diverse place and is one of the largest regeneration projects in the country, with potential for 11,500 new homes and 10,000 new jobs in the area. 

Alperton

Alperton

Alperton Growth Area has been identified as being a suitable location in Brent for the construction of new homes to meet the demands of population growth and the shortage of housing..

Town centres

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Wembley Central

Nine minutes from Marylebone by train, home to the national stadium, the SSE
arena, the London Designer Outlet and a bustling High Road with high footfall,
Wembley is the largest town centre in Brent and home to around 700 businesses employing over 14,000 people.

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Harlesden

Harlesden is a buzzing multicultural urban centre with a vibrant Caribbean and Brazilian-Portuguese heritage. The new Old Oak Common Station served by HS2 and Crossrail will provide easy connections to the rest of London, Heathrow, the Midlands and the rest of the UK.

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Kilburn

A creative-hub and home to the Kiln Theatre and a bustling night-time economy, Kilburn is the location of choice for many micro businesses, particularly those in the ICT, Media and Creative services and the Business and Professional services sector.

Business support

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Council services

From licensing to information on business rates, parking and health and safety, Brent Council offers a range of services to support businesses in the borough.

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Starting a new business

Covering everything from your business plan, finance and funding and the relevant laws, if you are starting a new business check out our handy step-by-step guide to help get it off the ground.

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Access to finance

Most new businesses tend to need to some access to finance. Whether it’s a start-up loan or a grant you are interested in, we can help direct you to where you can receive the capital.

News and events

2019 Pride of Harlesden Awards

The annual Pride of Harlesden Awards celebrates volunteers and community heroes in the Harlesden community. 23 February 2019, 6:30- 9pm at the Salvation Army Community Hall. Manor Park Road NW10 4JJ Award categories: Volunteer of the year. Resident group of the year. Committed volunteers to a mission or delivery of a service. Provided a service in Harlesden for more than 15 years. Business that have supported the community in 2018/19. Outstanding performance making a difference to the community.   For more information email: HarlesdenFestiveLights@gmail.com

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West London Business Awards 2019

This February, over 400 guests will be attending the West London Business Awards ceremony and gala dinner. The Awards celebrate business excellence, and showcase the innovation and entrepreneurial dynamism within the sub-region's remarkable business community. Winners from the five clusters of categories (see below) as well as the overall West London Company of the Year 2019, will be announced at the awards ceremony on Friday 8 February at Twickenham Stadium. • SME* Sector Leadership • Sustainable and Responsible Business • Economic Growth • Corporate Leadership • Individual Leadership Read more

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Brent Winning Business Show 2019

Join over 100 entrepreneurs, business owners and managers at the Brent Winning Business Show on 12 February 2019. This FREE event offers a chance to learn new skills, and generate more leads for your business. As well as exhibition showcase of suppliers and support agencies, there are also free workshops on business development from experts in the fields of sales, marketing, finance, funding and more. Book your FREE place now

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Workspace

Start-ups and small businesses often need flexible workspace – and we’re here to help!
Serviced office space
Serviced office space near Wembley Park Station is a completely different proposition to conventional leased office space.
Free-to-use facilities
A great working space for new entrepreneurs and growing new businesses, all libraries in Brent are free to use and have free Wi-Fi. Meeting rooms are also available at some branches.
Co-working space
Co-working is becoming more and more popular now, especially with small businesses, independent workers and entrepreneurs. Desk space starts from as little as £10 a week.
Start-ups and small businesses often need exible workspace – and we’re here to help!
Serviced office space
Serviced office space near Wembley Park Station is a completely different proposition to conventional leased office space.
Free-to-use facilities
A great working space for new entrepreneurs and growing new businesses, all libraries in Brent are free to use and have free Wi-Fi. Meeting rooms are also available at some branches.
Co-working space
Co-working is becoming more and more popular now, especially with small businesses, independent workers and entrepreneurs. Desk space starts from as little as £10 a week.
Start-ups and small businesses often need exible workspace – and we’re here to help!
Serviced office space
Serviced office space near Wembley Park Station is a completely different proposition to conventional leased office space.
Free-to-use facilities
A great working space for new entrepreneurs and growing new businesses, all libraries in Brent are free to use and have free Wi-Fi. Meeting rooms are also available at some branches.
Co-working space
Co-working is becoming more and more popular now, especially with small businesses, independent workers and entrepreneurs. Desk space starts from as little as £10 a week.