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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.

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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

Nominations now open for Pride of Brent Awards 2018

The Pride of Brent Awards celebrate businesses, community groups, and individuals who contribute so much to the borough and who have gone the extra mile to make Brent a better place to live and work in 2018. Nominations must be received by Wednesday 12 September 2018.

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Views sought on Northfields planning application

A proposal to redevelop an industrial estate in Stonebridge and build new homes, new space for businesses and new community facilities is now open for the public to have their say, following the submission of a planning application to redevelop the site.

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Boxpark on its way to Wembley

A trendy pop-up mall is set to open in Wembley later this year, after receiving the backing of Brent Council. Boxpark - which already has sites in Shoreditch and Croydon - will open later this year on a former car park site at the corner of Fulton Road and Olympic Way.

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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.