A boost to start-ups at Ilford’s small business fair
PUBLISHED: 15:57 12 July 2016 | UPDATED: 15:57 12 July 2016
A small business fair gave a boost to start-ups in the borough by helping them sell homemade products made from recycled material.
Small business fair
Salvation Army, 15 Clements Road, Ilford - Small Business Pop Up Event.
Salvation Army, 15 Clements Road, Ilford - Small Business Pop Up Event. Left to right: Franchesca Pinamang and Lesley Gyekye with their AFROCCESSORIES stall, and Franchesca's children Faith Pinamang 15 and her brother Fabian Pinamang 12
Salvation Army, 15 Clements Road, Ilford - Small Business Pop Up Event. Left to right: Chris Elliott and Chris Rigby of Recycles Ilford, a Salvation Army Social Enterprise
Salvation Army, 15 Clements Road, Ilford - Small Business Pop Up Event. Left to right: Begonia Belmonte and Jennifer Coverdale both from Ilford Transition Town and Ros Southern of Sophia Hubs with some of the cafe items to eat
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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