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Harrow business numbers increase eight per cent, according to Office of National Statistics
There are nearly eight per cent more businesses in Harrow now than there were in 2009.
New figures released by the Office of National Statistics show that there are now 11,905 active businesses in the borough.
This represents an increase of 7.7 per cent since 2009.
Harrow Borough Council portfolio holder for planning and regeneration, Cllr Keith Ferry, said: “These figures prove our support has had a massive impact upon the local business community.
“It is vital that we nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of individuals who want to start up a new business as these ventures hold the key to ensuring the local economy continues to go from strength-to-strength.
“We are committed to developing the economic heart of Harrow and putting the borough on the map.
“Supporting our town centre, local shopping centres, and businesses is at the heart of everything that we do at the Council which is why I am absolutely delighted by the results of this national survey.”
By comparison, Brent now has 2.9 per cent more businesses than in 2009 and Barnet, 6.5 per cent more.