Welcome to the Festival of Business Woodley
What’s it all about?
The Festival of Business Woodley is an annual event that is held each year at the Oakwood Centre Woodley, Berkshire. Throughout the year the Festival of Business Woodley aligns itself with the Woodley Business Club which meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. SIGN UP TO KEEP INFORMED
Both Networking opportunities were set up to help local business owners in Woodley and the surrounding areas meet other like-minded professionals and networking in a productive but relaxed manner.
Until I discovered Woodley Business Club and the Festival 3 years ago I did not realise how many amazing businesses there are in the town as they are all tucked away. I had been networking all over the Thames Valley and had not looked on my doorstep. Not only do I want to spend less time in my car and do business locally but I want to enable others to do the same.– Jacqueline Harris Chair of the Festival of Business Woodley
2013 – Saw the launch of the Festival of Business Woodley by Tom Clarke on 14 November to “Celebrate Woodley Businesses” – see The Reading Chronicle article
2014 – Our topic was “Bringing Businesses together”
2015 – We focussed on “Finding the Missing Piece of your puzzle”
Celebrate the strong business community
In Woodley and the surrounding areas of Sonning, Twyford, Winnersh, Earley etc.
Connect the business community
Through presentations, networking and a Business Expo.
Doing business locally
Encourage local business owners to do business with each other.
Development and Growth
What do you need to grow your business? Come to the Festival of Business Woodley this year and find what you are looking for.
From People Who Love The Festival of Business Woodley
I attended the first Festival of Business Woodley in 2014 and was impressed with the support from all the local businesses. So impressed that I agreed to join the committee for the following 2 years. It is a great event and the committee put a lot of work into making the event the success it is each year. For the year 2017 I have been unable to attend the committee meetings, but have continued my support through the newly designed and hosting of the Festival of Business Website.
We were delighted to host the Woodley Festival of Business again this year. It’s a wonderful opportunity from a Council perspective to meet local business men and women and see first-hand the range of businesses we have within our community. It was very well organised and included a nice variety of exhibitors. Addington School surpass expectation every year, providing a fantastic variety of savoury and sweet treats for participants and guests. The students were so engaging, keen to share what they love about their school and how they had prepared for the event.” Alison Mulvany – Venues and Bookings Manager, The Oakwood Centre