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Business opportunities

Business opportunities

Located in the heart of Essex, Brentwood is an attractive location for business, combining a high quality environment with close proximity to London and a well qualified workforce.

Brentwood has a diverse economy providing almost 40,000 jobs, a thriving entrepreneurial culture, with above average rates of business start-ups.

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. The airports of Stansted, London City and Southend are a 30-minute drive away. The Dartford Tunnel and Tilbury Docks are also within easy reach and Harwich and Felixstowe are 90-minutes' drive.

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

Have your say

If you're a company based in Brentwood and want to be kept up to date with the Council's business support activities and become more involved in strengthening your local community, let us know. You can get alerts from Brentwood Borough Council about business support, advice and funding.

We will consult you on key local decisions, include your feedback in planning the way forward for the local economy and put you in touch with organisations who can help and support your business.

For more information, email with your name, business and address, contact details and query.

Advertising and sponsorship

Sponsoring projects and events within your local community provides businesses with the opportunity to show pride and support for the locality by associating your company name with worthwhile causes.

You can support your local community through sponsorship including events, clean up projects, locations, street furniture, publications and advertising.

Community events sponsorship

There are a number of affordable opportunities for businesses to sponsor our community events or advertise in our programmes. There is also the opportunity for businesses to become annual events sponsors. As a result of being an event sponsor, you could benefit from:

  • your logo on publicity material
  • acknowledgement in press releases
  • direct hyperlinks to your company's website from the Borough Council website
  • promotional stalls for your business
  • mentions on social media
  • your banners displayed at events
  • live acknowledgement throughout events by stage host

If you would like to sponsor a Council event or advertise with us, email

Council notice boards

Charitable or community events are often added to Council notice boards in the Borough in special circumstances and subject to space availability. Business advertising is not permitted. You can make an enquiry to use a Council noticeboard.

Advertising in public places

Advertisements are not permitted on railings or public highways due to the distraction they may cause to drivers and therefore any unauthorised advertising will be removed by Essex County Council.


Brentwood Retail and Farmers Market is every Friday and Saturday in the High Street.

The market gives the public the opportunity to purchase value for money food and goods not always available in the shops.

For more information, including where street trading is prohibited and how to apply for consent in those roads where it is permissible, view our Street and Market Trading Policy in Brentwood High Street (PDF).

For enquiries regarding the High Street markets, email or visit Street Trading.

Superfast broadband

Essex County Council is leading the Superfast Essex Broadband Project - an investment in Essex’s broadband infrastructure. It will bring much improved superfast broadband to homes and businesses across the county. 

For more information, visit Superfast Essex.