Harrow business toolkits

We've developed a tool kit to provide advice and guidance for businesses, including those starting a food business.

The food businesses

Food businesses can include:

  • home caterers
  • clubs
  • market stalls
  • childminders
  • vehicles
  • some domestic premises if they are used to store, handle or prepare food

The types of food includes drinks, confectionery and wrapped food. If you run a food business or want to start one, please see the links below for information on what you need to do to comply with the regulations:

The childcare businesses

Running a childcare business requires compliance with a range of statutory standards.  See our information sheet on rules and regulations for opening a childcare business.

The beauty businesses

You will probably need a Special Treatments Licence if you run one of the following services in Harrow:

  • massage
  • manicure
  • pedicure
  • facials
  • nail extensions
  • acupuncture
  • tattooing
  • body piercing
  • cosmetic piercing
  • chiropody
  • light
  • electric or other special treatments which require sun beds, vapour, sauna or other baths.

For further information and to apply for a licence to operate as a special treatment practitioner in Harrow, please visit our licences section.

Economic development

Address: PO Box 1358