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Roadshow Success!

Last Friday we held our second education roadshow for schools interested in learning about the latest ICT solutions and products. The roadshow was a great success with over 140 people in attendance.

The event, which was free to guests, was held at the American Express Community Stadium in Falmer, Brighton. It gave our company partners and us a chance to offer advice to schools and teachers in a range of areas, including hardware, wireless solutions, single-server solutions, installations, tablet devices and anti-virus software.

The roadshow had lots to offer with demonstration areas where attendees could try out products and services and break-out areas to give guests the opportunity to speak to JSPC staff and service providers in greater detail.

Sharon Girling OBE, a retired law enforcement officer and child protection advocate at the International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR), was also present and spoke to guests about how to educate young people on using online facilities responsibly. She followed this up with an open question-and-answer session.

After the roadshow lunch was provided and guests had the opportunity to enjoy a tour of the stadium, which is home to the Brighton & Hove Football Team.

Our company director, James Stoner, commented: ‘The day was a great success with many schools in attendance. It is nice to be able to link up with schools and help them keep up to date with the technology out there at the moment. It is also a great way to get some of our customers to meet our partner companies face to face so they know who is working for them. Now that we have successfully held two of these events I think it is definitely on the cards to become an annual event’.

We also received lots of great feedback from those that attended, including members of staff from St John’s Primary School in Horsham, who commented: ‘The roadshow on Friday was very informative. I went with our new IT coordinator who found some of it went over his head but then the learn pads were just what he wanted to see. Thank you to everyone involved as I know these things don’t just happen. We also thought it was a great venue with loads of free parking and easy to get to.’

To find out more about what we can offer or to arrange a free consultation, call 01903 767122.

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A heart-warming evening at the Community Awards

A Couple of weeks ago we attended the County Times Community Awards in Horsham. We were honoured to return as headline sponsor of the Community Awards, and felt very privileged to have been asked to present the Good Sport Award, which was won by Chris Baker who has run the Horsham Unicycle Hockey Addicts Team for the last 20 years.

The awards evening, which was held in the Capitol Theatre, celebrated some of the modest and inspirational figures within the local community. Amongst the award categories were the West Sussex County Times Achievement Award, Charity of the Year, Public Service Award and Best Community Organisation Award, to name but a few.

The night was organised in association with Horsham District Council but was supported by businesses such as ourselves. We felt the night was a great success with many members of the audience becoming tearful at times as heart-warming stories of the award recipients were told.

Sponsoring the fifth annual Community Awards has allowed us to illustrate our appreciation of those unsung local heroes and to highlight their hard work. It has also enabled us to give something back to those who have made sacrifices to help others here in the community we live and work in.

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JSPC donate £300 pounds to the Philippines Disaster Fund

In early November Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines causing catastrophic damage to the country.

This natural disaster has caused over 5,500 deaths and left thousands of people homeless.

Here at JSPC we decided we wanted to help. Therefore, instead of sending Christmas cards this year we are donating the money usually spent to the Philippines Disaster Fund.

Each year we buy and send many Christmas cards out to our customers and employees to offer them warm wishes and thank them for their hard work and custom. However, this year rather than spend £300 on cards that will be in the bin come January, we have sent the money to the Philippines Disaster Fund. This £300 donation could buy as many as 140 blankets to keep survivors warm or up to 30 tarpaulins to make temporary shelters.

Although we are not sending physical Christmas cards, our colleagues and clients will still receive our Christmas greetings via an E-card that will be sent out instead.

We would like to encourage other individuals and businesses to do the same this year and donate money to the appeal instead of buying cards to help the thousands of victims that will be homeless or alone this Christmas.  You can donate using any of the following links http://www.dec.org.uk/    http://www.redcross.org.uk/typhoonappeal   http://www.savethechildren.org.uk

 

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