The shop is owned by Kilici Karakus who is originally from Istanbul. His brother owns the restaurant next door, and both are named after their mother, Meral.
Shah has owned the business for 12 years. He lives in West Hendon. Suitcases, carpets and electrics are the most popular items on sale.
This is Yusuf's first business of his own. He has been running it for over 2 years.
Abdul, Allid, Shah and Khalid (pictured).
The Deli opened in December 2012 and sells speciality foods to the large Hungarian community in the area. Túró Rudi, a chocolate covered curd bar, is the most popular product. The owner and all the staff are Hungarian.
This business has been trading in Cricklewood for 20 years. Talib took it over 3 years ago. Customers travel from all over London to buy his North African specialities. His cousin owns the food shop next door.
A popular barber for male Caribbean, African and Asian communities for over 10 years.
This shop has been a barbers for 29 years. Dino took it over in 1996. He grew up in the area and says he really values his customers, both local and from afar.
Natasha Bayat, who is half English and half Irainian, has run this restaurant for 12 years. She cooks with her partner Sacha and they specialise in Persian cuisine. This site has been an Iranian restaurant for the last 20 years.
Victor, Mona and Weronika (L-R)
Valdet Arifi and Alexandra. Valdet has been serving pizza and pasta at his restaurant in Cricklewood for more than 10 years.
Kush Karakus opened his café in 2004 and named it after his mother. Kush is originally from Istanbul and has lived in Cricklewood since moving to the UK.
Dawn and Edmund Ho have owned their Chinese restaurant for 7 years. They live above the premises.
Meepali opened Lihiniya restaurant in 1997. Prior to that she owned a shop at number 77 Broadway. The restaurant is a favourite with Sri Lankans living in London. Hoppers, a kind of pancake made from a fermented batter of rice flour, coconut milk and a dash of palm toddy, are the most sought after on the menu.
This shop has been a launderette for over 40 years. Rizgar (pictured) took it over 5 years ago. He is Kurdish but has been living in London for 15 years.
Jena Launderette has been in Cricklewood for 16 years.
Imran (centre) inherited the business 8 years ago from his father and uncle. They had run it previously for more than 25 years. He is pictured with Aftab (left) and Kiran (right), the in-house tailor.
Tanveer Ahmed (pictured) has owned the business for 2 years. His uncle previously owned it for 20 years before him.
This family run garage has been on Hassop Road for 20 years. Andy inherited it from his father and uncle, and learnt his bodywork skills from them. His family is originally from Saint Vincent in the Caribbean.
(R-L) Natey, Radake and Ahemede and Tony.
Tony, who owns the business, is originally from Somalia. He travels to Cricklewood each day from from Southall. He has run the business for 8 years. He likes the community of garage businesses on Hassop road as they all help each other out.
This 5th generation family business opened in 1881 and is one of the oldest taxi garages in London. They started out renting bikes, but gradually moved into taxis after WWII.
Sheldon (on right) is the current owner.
Maj and his printing studio have been in Cricklewood for 2 years – they moved here from Edgeware in order to gain a presence on the high street. The team has over 10 years of experience in graphic design, fine art printing and marketing.
The business has been going for 18 years. It opened a branch in Cricklewood 3 years ago. It specialises in accident claims and has four other locations across the city. Wassim (pictured) has been the office manager here for 2 years.
Timmy (pictured) and his brother Femi have run this estate agents for over 20 years.
They moved the original business from Kensal Rise to Cricklewood.
Mr Abed has been selling white goods at this shop for 15 years.
This funeral parlour is 185 years old and was owned by the Node family until May 2013. It is has since been bought by Funeral Partners Ltd. Rachel (pictured) and her husband both work here and live upstairs.
Peter Tubbs (pictured) has worked in the shop since the 1970s and took it over in 2012. The shop has been selling clothes since 1946. It began specialising in clothes for the larger man after Brent Cross Shopping Centre opened.
Bozena (left) and Zbignw (right).
Zbignw has owned the business since 2006. It moved to Cricklewood 2 years ago. He is from Poland and has lived in Cricklewood for 7 years.
Farhad and his business partner Merzad have been running their successful Persian restaurant in Cricklewood for 4 years.
Father and son, Veli and Hasan, have owned the Broadway Café for eight and a half years. The business has been trading for over 50 years. Some of their customers have been coming back here for English Breakfasts all that time.
Valerie and Helen are both volunteers at this charity shop. All proceeds go to various women’s charities around the world. The shop also tries to help the local community as much as possible and often donates clothes to local homeless charities.
Brighton (left), Carrie (Centre) and Carl (right).
Carrie Wright’s grandfather set up the business 70 years ago and it is now run by her father Michael.
This branch has been open for 20 years. Chaima, Nikolett and Soma (L-R).
Said (right) works for his brother who has owned the restaurant since 2009. They are originally from Algeria, but grew up in France and then moved to London in 1991. Said describes the restaurant as the ‘house of cous cous’. Morad (left) is the chef.
Austin McGovern and his family have run this pub since it opened in Cricklewood in 1992. There used to be 5 more McGovern's pubs in the UK, however this is the last one remaining. A lot of the locals are Irish and Guinness is the most popular brew on tap.
Decks.co.uk is the UK’s largest DJ equipment dealer on & offline and the owner has been a pioneer on the DJ tools scene since 1989. Simon, on the right, (pictured with Pete) is a DJ too, known as DJ Temple. The BBC Radio 1 DJ, Monki is a customer, as is James Blake’s mum!
Irfan, known as Iffy, (pictured right) opened the shop in January 2013. He has another branch in Fulham. He sells jewellery, bags and accessories. Julia (left) is originally from Romania and has worked here since the shop opened.
Mr Javid graduated from Sandhurst and served in the Iranian Army. He left Iran before the revolution in 1979. He has run this shop for 12 years.
Tahsim (pictured) came to London in 1973. He took over this Turkish restaurant in 1982.
Dr Hu studied traditional Chinese medicine in his home-city of Zhengzhou in North-Central China. He has run his practice here for 3 years.
Amar (left) and his brother James (right).
Amar has owned this Internet café for 10 years.
Saqib (left) and Kamran (right).
Bali Khan (pictured) has managed this popular butchers for 9 years.
Roy Hammond (pictured) has co-owned the business with his cousin Laurie since 1978. His uncle originally opened it in 1972.
Saleem (left) and Zubair (right)
This shop has been a butchers for 30 years. It started selling Halal meat only in 2008.
Pop-up public exhibition of over 150 framed portraits held at Navruz, Cricklewood Broadway. Sept 2013.
Each business was given a framed copy of one of their portraits, complete with custom made Cricklewood laser-cut mounts. Designed by Polimekanos. www.polimekanos.com
All the images were also projected onto Spacemaker's mobile Town Square outside the exhibition venue. www.spacemakers.info