Test and Trace – Does your premises comply?

22 September 2020

With Covid-19 cases on the rise, the government has put new guidelines in place, enforceable by law, and we must all play our part to help reduce the spread of the virus and break the chain of transmission.  With infections doubling roughly every 7 days, your business MUST put certain measures in place and follow […]

Counterfeit Goods Confiscated

07 September 2020

Partnership working at its best! On Friday  4th September a member of the BID team noticed two males selling ‘Apple’ AirPods on St Anns Road. As we work very closely with Harrow Council Enforcement officers, they were contacted immediately and attended the scene quickly. The ear pods were confiscated from the males – 23 boxes […]

Get Ahead of Your Local Competition using ‘Local’ SEO

03 September 2020

10am to 11am Thursday 17th September An online workshop for small businesses in Harrow which will help you to review your website and make improvements to enhance your local visibility. Who should attend? If you have or work for a local business If you want to improve where your business website currently shows up on […]

Britain’s Best Small Shop

02 September 2020

The Best Small Shops Competition, back for its fifth year, has relaunched post lockdown celebrating the return of Indie Retail to UK high streets and shopping parades. This year’s competition has been revised to better reflect the current retail climate and judges will be seeking entries from independent retailers that are demonstrating specific innovation to […]

Mayor of London’s Back to Business fund opens

11 August 2020

The Mayor’s new £1m Back to Business Fund has opened for applications – offering up to £5,000 in match funding to small businesses to help them survive through COVID-19 and adapt to do business through London’s recovery. Through the Back to Business Fund, businesses will get financial help to expand their operation online and to […]

Face Coverings Mandatory in Shops from 24th July

20 July 2020

FACE COVERINGS IN SHOPS THE STEPS A BUSINESS SHOULD TAKE From Friday 24th July, it will be mandatory for members of the public to wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets. A face covering is something which safely covers the nose and mouth. This may be a reusable or single use face covering; a […]

Government launches ‘Eat Out to Help out’

13 July 2020

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme Businesses can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme during August to offer a discount to diners and encourage them to eat at your restaurant – registration is now open. You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme: all day, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3rd to […]

Hospitality Re-opening

01 July 2020

We Are Harrow is delighted to start welcoming back customers to pubs and restaurants in Harrow Town Centre with a phased re-opening of venues from 4th July. The experience will be a little different for the time being, with social distancing and extra cleansing measures in place. You will need to book a table so […]

Shops to re-open on 15th June

08 June 2020

We are excited that the Government has given the go-ahead for some non-essential shops to open from next Monday. We are looking forward to welcoming you back, but the Town Centre will look and feel a little different. Please observe the new layout of the town centre…… 1. We ask that you follow social distancing […]

Face Covering on Public Transport

07 June 2020

From 15th June 2020, face coverings will be required while using public transport in England. In line with new Government guidance, face coverings must be worn for the full duration of journeys on the public transport network from Monday 15th June. The latest scientific advice says that face coverings can help reduce the chance of […]