Local entrepreneurs sell their food for the first time at Woking Christmas Market


Eleven new food business start-ups in the Woking area sold their produce this week at a Christmas Market for the local community.

The Lighthouse Christmas Market coincided with the end of a Business Start-Up course delivered by Enterprise Cube and Thames Valley Housing at the central Woking venue. Many of the stallholders on the day were selling their food to the public for the first time.

There was a wide range of cuisine on offer, ranging from Korean, Malaysian and Chinese food to artisan breads, cakes and vegan options.

Rebecca Jespersen, Director at The Lighthouse said: “It’s been a delight to work with TVH and Enterprise Cube, and Tuesday was an enormously fun and festive success.”

Jamie Hutchinson, Business Opportunities Officer at Thames Valley Housing said: “The Lighthouse Christmas market was a fantastic event for both our entrepreneurs and the local community, with a steady flow of customers throughout the day.”



Editors notes

If you would like more information about Thames Valley Housing, please contact Gavin McNee, Communications and Campaigns Officer, on 020 8607 0622 or email him: gavin_mcnee@tvha.co.uk

You can also find out more about TVH by going to www.tvha.co.uk Follow TVH on Twitter @ThamesValleyHA

About Thames Valley Housing Association:

Thames Valley Housing is based in Twickenham, West London and delivers housing for a wide range of people. Founded in 1966, the association manages and administers over 15,000 properties in London, Middlesex, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Sussex. Thames Valley Housing aims to meet the aspirations of all our customers and residents, helping them to get the home they want or need at the outset, providing further opportunities to move or buy later should they wish.  It provides affordable rented homes, shared ownership, and key worker accommodation, including the staff accommodation for eight NHS Trusts.

In order to generate a profit to help fund our social purpose, we also have a market rent business called Fizzy Living; and a joint venture to build housing for sale, called Opal.


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