Monday, 23 July 2018

Business and charities work in partnership

A FAIR aimed at the over-50s was held at Toad Hall garden centre in Henley on Saturday

A FAIR aimed at the over-50s was held at Toad Hall garden centre in Henley on Saturday.

Mayor Stefan Gawrysiak opened the Health, Wealth and Wellbeing Fair and spent an hour talking to exhibitors and visitors.

Almost 30 local business and charities had stalls at the event, ranging from personal fitness to downsizing advice, home support for the elderly to computer training. Paul Westgarth, who runs homecare provider Home Instead, organised the fair with the Henley Partnership and said it worked well.

He said: ?Instead of coming along to meet a random group of people, businesses and other organisations with a similar client base, get together. That means there is very little competition, yet loads of scope for new leads, joint marketing and relevant information swapping.?

Meanwhile, about 35 people attended a Partnership cocktail evening for businesses in the house and home sector at Hotel du Vin on Monday last week.

They included architects, interior designers and property management agents as well as artisans and specialist suppliers. Ana Bull, a garden and landscape designer, said the event was just what she had been looking for to help build up contacts.

For more information about the Henley Partnership, email the chairwoman Julie Perigo at

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