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A boost to start-ups at Ilford’s small business fair

PUBLISHED: 15:57 12 July 2016 | UPDATED: 15:57 12 July 2016

Salvation Army, 15 Clements Road, Ilford - Small Business Pop Up Event.
Left to right Bulu Biswas and Sundara Suhasini from the Commonwealth Gardeners Club Ilford, raising money for a tree to be planted in Valentines Park.

Salvation Army, 15 Clements Road, Ilford - Small Business Pop Up Event. Left to right Bulu Biswas and Sundara Suhasini from the Commonwealth Gardeners Club Ilford, raising money for a tree to be planted in Valentines Park.

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A small business fair gave a boost to start-ups in the borough by helping them sell homemade products made from recycled material.

The event, which took place at the Salvation Army, Clements Road, Ilford, on Saturday, saw dozens of entrepreneurs come together with creative objects for sale.

From plants, to handmade jewellery, bags and clothes there were plenty on offer along with a bike and a computer fixing workshop and a cafe serving food, grown in a garden.

Franchesca Pinamang, who runs Afrocessories, which makes jewellery from recycled material, said it had been a “lovely day”.

“It was big quieter than our first event with a lot of people at the Black Lives Matter march.

“But everybody came together and there was a real community spirit.

“The event really supports start-ups in the community,” she said.


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