THE GREAT and good of Woodley’s business community came together for the fourth annual Festival of Business earlier this month.
More than 100 representatives from companies across the area descended on The Oakwood Centre, in Headley Road, on Wednesday, November 9 for event, which gave entrepreneurs a chance to peruse the stalls, share ideas and listen to advice from a panel of local experts including Judith Tinker from M-Four Promotions, Holly Thorne from Woodley Business Club, Claire Edwards from Clarify, and Grainne Ridge from All About Results.
The Mayor of Woodley, Cllr Jenny Cheng, and the leader of Wokingham Borough Council, Cllr Keith Baker, were also in attendance to show their support for the thriving business community in Woodley.
Guests could even sample the tasty food prepared and served by Addington School catering students, and all attendees left with a goody bag packed helpful ideas and novelty items.
Organiser Jacqueline Harris said: “We have had a great turn-out yet again, and it is great to see everyone chatting and swapping details. We were very pleased to welcome the Mayor of Woodley, Cllr Jenny Cheng, who stopped by to look at the stalls and chat with the business owners.
“Woodley is a wonderful place to do business, and it is great to see so many businesses supporting one another. Thank you to everyone who has come along and who helped to make the Festival of Business such a great success.”