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The members of the Prime Movers group are spread throughout the borough and come from a variety of sectors.

In the North are BAE systems - based in Stanmore, close to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

Although Harrow is primarily a residential borough, unlike much of London it still hosts a significant amount of manufacturing, driven by: Kodak, Colart (Windsor and Newton) Thales Acoustics (formerly Racal)...all in Wealdstone.

The London Borough of Harrow is based at the civic Centre roughly equi-distant between Harrow town centre and Wealdstone.

First National Bank has three major buildings in the heart of Harrow town centre. The Land Registry is also based there. Harrow College is also realatively close to central Harrow.

Ladbrokes' head office and international call centre is based in Rayners Lane.
South Harrow hosts Bovis Land Lease.

The Health sector also includes the Clementine Churchill Hospital at Sudbury Hill. Nothwick Park Hospital is right on the border with Brent on the Harrow Rd, alongside the University of Westminster Harrow Campus.

The Clementine Churchill Hospital

The Clementine Churchill Hospital in Harrow is part of BMI, the largest private healthcare provider in the UK. It has a reputation for providing high quality care to it's patients, in pleasant surroundings. The hospital has some of the finest and up-to-date medical,surgical and disgnostic equipment and supports all major disciplines including general and specialist medicine and surgery and oncology. It is currenly licensed for 120 beds, including a 4 bedded Critical Care unit, it has 4 theatres and an endoscopy unit.

Work is currently underway on a £16m extension that is due to open in January 2003. The new extension will provide: 26 additonal ensuite bedrooms, a new medical suite with chemotherapy treatment area, two minor operations theatres, a new physiotherapy department with hydrotherapy pool and a new consulting centre, that will be the largest of its kind in BMI Healthcare.

The hospital currently employs over 440 contracted staff, additional employment opportunities will be created by the extension. This is an exciting time to join the hospital and we can offer competitive salaries, attractive benefits package and continuing professional development.

For further information please contact:
Joanne Levy, HR Officer on 020 8872 3833 or email or write to her at The Clementine Churchill Hospital, Sudbury Hill, Harrow, Middx HA1 6RX.

First National
First National aims to be the leading finance house in the UK. We're already a major player in the UK finance industry and through our 3,000 dedicated staff across 30 sites we provide financial services to over 4 million customers through our network of 10,000 business introducers.

As part of the Abbey National Group and with assets of around £9 billion, our Success is down to those who make it all happen. And as one of the largest employers in Harrow, there is no shortage of opportunities for people who can contribute to our success.

Harrow Council
With over 5,500 employees, Harrow Council is the borough's largest employer and offers a wide range of job and career opportunities for people with a variety of skills and experience.

We are a successful and forward looking council who have been recognised as achieving excellence in a number of areas. In 2000 the Government awarded Harrow the prestigious Beacon Status identifying Harrow as one of the leading local authorities in the country. The award was gained in the modern service delivery category. This year Harrow's success has again been recognised and we have been awarded Beacon Status for our work in promoting racial equality.

Harrow has also received Charter Marks for excellence in the provision of public services in housing, renovation grants, animal services and revenues and benefits, and legal services have attained Lexcel the Law Society's practice management quality mark.

Harrow has a good record for employing staff from all sections of the community and encourages applications from ethnic minority and disabled people. We offer flexible working arrangements including job sharing and part time working. We also provide a workplace nursery.

You can find out more about job and career opportunities at Harrow Council by visiting our website at


The Land Registry
HM Land Registry is a Government Executive Agency, responsible to the Lord
Chancellor. Its main purpose is to register title to land in England and Wales and to record dealings once the land is registered. Established in 1862, it is required to be self-financing and makes no call on public funds.

The Land Registry holds an Investors in People award and was first awarded
It's Charter Mark in 1992 in recognition of the excellence of its service to the public; this was renewed in 1995, 1998 and 2001 - one of only a few Departments to have been awarded the Mark in four consecutive years. There are a number of District Land Registries throughout England and Wales (including Harrow) each responsible for specific administrative areas.

We are fully committed to equality of opportunity for all our employees and customers. We operate all our people management policies and procedures and deliver our customer service fairly, reasonably and without prejudice. We adopt the managing diversity approach to our people management and business delivery to ensure that the potential of all our employees is realised in the interests of providing the best possible service to our full range of customers. We are harnessing modern computer and internet technology and our Ten-Year Strategy Plan shows we intend to maintain our position as a world leader in our field.

There are nearly 300 employed at Harrow, including full-time, part-time and
job-sharing staff. Harrow District Land Registry operates a Small Team strategy, making full use of the multi-skilled workforce. This makes working life more varied and interesting. Dealing with telephone enquiries, computer mapping of title plans and preparing legal entries for the register of any property ranging from a single car parking space to a multi storey city centre commercial development are all in a day's work.

More information can be obtained from our main website


Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of neuro-musculoskeletal services is unique with the NHS.

As a national centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across the country; many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex and/or rare conditions.

All patients benefit from the skills of our team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. Supporting every area of our work are teams of dedicated nurses, therapists and other highly specialised clinical staff who are recognised in their own right for their clinical expertise in neuro-musculoskeletal care. The Trust also works closely with other hospitals and has many joint appointments of staff with other trusts to ensure the maximum availability of specialist skills for patients.

The RNOH also plays a major role in teaching - 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training here. Our teaching and clinical effectiveness is enhanced by our work in research and development and our academic links with University College London. Research departments at Stanmore include the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculo-Skeletal Science, the Centre for Disability Research and Innovations (CDRI), the Institute of Human Performance and the Centres for Biomedical Engineering.

University of Westminster
The University of Westminster is one of the UK's leading modern
universities. Established under this name in 1992, it was founded in 1838
as The Polytechnic Institution, a place "where the Public, at little
expense, may acquire practical knowledge of the various arts and branches
of science connected with Manufacturers, Mining Operations and Rural
Economy." From the very beginning, the university was a pioneer of
technological and cultural education.

Now one of the capital's largest universities, the University of
Westminster has a strong reputation for quality education and for providing
opportunities for a diverse student population. For its 20,000 students,
it offers a gateway to professional life, designing courses to meet the
needs of the international economy and of London's many employers.

Professionalism and innovation are still very much in evidence on the
greenfield Harrow campus, home to the School of Communication & Creative
Industries, the Harrow Business School and the Harrow School of Computer
Science - a total of c5,000 students and 400 staff. Walking through the
modern campus, you will see lively modern art installations and multimedia
displays alongside a state-of-the-art learning resources centre and newly
refurbished lecture theatres. And central London is just 20 minutes away
via the underground at Northwick Park.

Staff actively contribute to the capital's intellectual life, offering
expertise in cultural industries, media, business and IT as well as
providing confidential, in-depth consultancy to suit the needs of a wide
range of local organisations. A lively public events schedule is also on
offer to all local residents.

Find out more about the University on
Or go direct to the Harrow campus site on

Thales Acoustics
Thales Acoustics is a world recognised authority in the design and manufacture of communications and audio ancillary equipment for both the military and commercial market sectors. With a pedigree going back to the year 1910, the company plays a leading role in advancing the state of the art and has now become an established centre of excellence in this area of technology.

The company employs approximately 200 staff and occupies a factory complex
with a total ground area of 50,000 square feet. Turnover is typically £20 million per annum, of which 60% is exported through the activities of a network of Thales Defence operations and overseas agents into some 130 countries throughout the world. The defence sector is of particular importance representing approximately 70% of annual sales.

The company is now firmly established as the preferred supplier of communications equipment to many armed forces throughout the world and is the principal supplier of audio ancillary equipment to the UK Ministry of Defence, having supplied the last three generations of in-service products.



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