Pontefract Entrepreneur Puts Chocolate at the Heart of Business

With a passion for food driving his progression from pot-wash to chocolate pioneer, qualified Chef, award-winning Chocolatier and owner of Coeur de Xocolat, David Greenwood-Haigh, will explain how his discerning palate and shrewd business acumen have seen his Pontefract business propelled into boardrooms across the globe when he takes to the stage at Wakefield Bondholders first Friday – the district’s leading monthly networking event.

Offering a chocolatier-for-hire service, David’s business has progressed at an impressive rate, and with big name businesses from across the globe now knocking on his door for the innovative chocolate-based team building and tasting sessions, the future is bright for the proud Yorkshireman.

David comments: “I’ve been delighted with the success that we have achieved, particularly with the corporate side of the business.

“I’ve found businesses to be incredibly receptive to these sessions which aren’t your typical team building or corporate event, and I’m looking forward to sharing more about our services and business journey at the event. If you’re lucky I might even bring a taster or two along with me!”

Ian Wainwright of Wakefield Bondholders, adds: “As an organisation which champions businesses from across the district, it is always great to hear from local people who have achieved their own successes; and with David’s business offering something so unique, I’m sure that we will be in for a treat in more ways than one!”

If securing his own Great Taste Gold and Deliciously Yorkshire Taste Awards weren’t enough, David’s expert knowledge which has been gained from over 40 years of experience in the food industry including a leading sales role with Divine Chocolate, has led to his selection as a judge for the Great Taste Awards as well as the International Chocolate and Academy of Chocolate Awards.

Further adding to the line-up at the event will be Chief Executive of WDH, Kevin Dodd, who will explain how the organisation, one of the largest of its kind in Yorkshire, manage over 44,000 local properties whilst providing innovative support for local communities.

The first Friday event, which will also feature networking opportunities alongside a breakfast of hot sandwiches, pastries and fruit, costs £10 and will take place on 5th May, 8.30-11.00am at Wakefield District Housing, Merefield House, Whistler Drive, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 5HX. Free parking is provided.

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