JPG continue their support at this years Firecracker Ball

JPG are proudly supporting the charity, Barnardo’s at the Firecracker Ball, one of Yorkshire’s prestigious charity events.

The Firecracker Ball raises considerable funds for Barnardo’s causes across Yorkshire and will be taking place on Saturday November 14th, once again in a bespoke marquee at the stunning Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate.

A ‘once upon a time’ themed backdrop is to play host to the fairytale celebrations for the night with a number of new surprises in store for the hundreds of guests at the black tie event.

High profile celebrity performances and ‘money can’t buy’ auction prizes are promised and the direct beneficiaries of this year’s fundraising will soon be announced.

Chris Harding, Managing Director at JPG Advises,

“We are always happy to support local charities in raising money and awareness for their causes. This is a great charity event and social evening which we look forward to attending to show our support each year.”

The Firecracker Ball has become the most significant event in the Yorkshire social calendar helping to change the lives of thousands of children and young people across Yorkshire.  Since 2002 the ball has raised almost £1.7m for Barnardo’s causes.

JPG achieve Constructionline accreditation

JPG Group, one of the UK’s leading Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants has been approved by Constructionline, who are considered the UK’s leading procurement and supply chain management service.

Chris Harding, Managing Director at JPG commented: “I am very pleased with our accreditation from Constructionline.  It is a very thorough accreditation process that collects, assesses and monitors our company information and ensures that we are not only meeting best practice but maintain this position on an ongoing basis.  By being Constructionline approved, JPG is recognised in the construction industry as meeting high Health, Safety and Quality standards and has been added to a meticulously selected register of pre-qualified suppliers for tendering opportunities.”

Constructionline is the UK’s leading procurement and supply chain management service that assesses standard company information through a question set that is aligned to PAS 91, the standardised pre-qualification questionnaire developed by BSI to reduce duplication within the construction industry.

The accreditations aim is to provide efficiency savings to public and private sector buyers and the construction industry as a whole by streamlining procurement procedures and improving the supply chain management processes by reducing risk, creating cost efficiencies and helping buyers engage with new suppliers.

JPG assist in York city development “The Walk”

The £7m investment will allow the development, dubbed ‘The Walk’, Holgate Road, York, to capitalise on a “buoyant” residential market in the city.


JPG are providing structural engineering support for the refurbishment of the building and were instructed by the developers, Caddick Developments to carry out load tests to confirm existing floor capacities, a structural review of the existing precast concrete frame, design the foundation system for the new external façade, provide drainage details and structural advice during the construction phase.

The development is a joint venture between Caddick Developments and The Villas Venture and will be co-ordinated by York-based Helmsley Securities.

Myles Hartley, managing director at Caddick Developments, advises: “The strength of experience in the development and construction teams provides a clear indication of the design and build quality at The Walk.”

“We are hugely excited to be on site and to see our aspirations for the scheme be brought to life over the coming months.

“I’m sure interest in the apartments will be high from those looking for contemporary modern city centre living and savvy investors.”

JPG work closely with our construction partners to bring about the best results for a project. Our focus on delivering high quality and detailed production information, overseen by our directors at every stage, ensures that the construction process runs smoothly and within budgets.

For details about our projects, visit the projects page on our website.

JPG’s continue sponsorship of Team Stowe

JPG continue their support this year by sponsoring Jason Stowe from Wilton Developments in the RGB Championship.

JPG is in the 2nd year of sponsorship of Team Stowe and is currently highlighting the latest success for the race team in making the top 10 in the last race held at Snetterton over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd August.

Snetterton was a completely unknown track for Jason, so he wasn’t expecting much from the race, after arriving on Friday to undertake some practice laps.

Jason managed to qualify for round 7 in 16th out of 28, but an engine fault meant he was down on power and the engine was running 30% richer. Jason managing to finish in 14th place with lap times improved by 2 secs on the qualifier.

However, disappointment struck after the race weigh in, when he came in at 558.5 kg, 1.5kg under the legal weight and was disqualified. The earlier engine fault had burned an extra 7 litres of fuel which brought him below the required weight of 560kg.

For Round 8, the team ensured the weight of the car was within the weight limits for the race. Jason started in 19th out of 28 and managed to climb the grid to make the top 10. Jason managed 10th place, gaining him his first championship point’s finish.

Jason’s best lap was 1:19:80 on his 3rd lap finishing 51:25 seconds behind the winner. This is a great achievement for Team Stowe making the points section of the RGB Championship leader board.

JPG look forward to the next race on the 22nd/23rd August at the famous Silverstone racetrack.


Watch the latest race action here from Team Stowe. The first few laps are where it all happens and Jason manages to do some great undertaking on the corners.

How to apply for an apprenticeship with JPG

There are not any set entry requirements to apply for an apprenticeship they’re open to anyone over the age of 16 as long as they are living in England and not currently in full-time education. If you have a degree you can still do an apprenticeship but you’re not eligible for funding so your employer will have to pay your training costs.

The exact entry requirements for apprenticeships will vary based on the employer; however, not everything rides on your academic achievements alone. Employers will value your enthusiasm and desire to learn, so practical skills and interest in your chosen area are very important.

In order to apply, you should be:

  •  Committed;
  • Responsible;
  • Prepared for further study;
  • Happy to work both individually and as part of a team;
  • Able to use your own initiative;
  • Able to show you’ve researched the area of work you want to do, and that you’re the right person for the job.

Equality and diversity

Apprenticeship programmes are inclusive and must comply with the principles of equality and diversity. They must show that they take an active approach to identifying and removing barriers to entry and progression. Apprenticeships must ensure equality of access for those with a learning difficulty. If there are any legal restrictions that limit entry to an Apprenticeship these must be stated.

How to apply

There are several ways to apply for an apprenticeship with JPG but here is an outline of our requirements:

You will need a minimum of 5 GCSE grades C to include Maths, Science and English. College education is provided on a day release basis to achieve Level 3 BTEC in Civil Engineering and Level 5 HND in Civil Engineering.

Contact us direct

If you are interested in an apprenticeship with JPG you can apply directly to us in writing with your CV and Covering Letter stating why you are the most suitable candidate.

Send CV and covering letter to

Good Luck!

JPG Complete Connex 45 development Leeds

Wilton Developments has completed the £5m Connex 45 development at Thornes Farm in the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone and the site is almost full with tenants, leaving only 1 available 30,000 sq ft unit.

Situated on a four acre site close to the East Leeds Link Road, Wilton Developments’ Connex 45 includes a 50,000 sq ft and 30,000 sq ft manufacturing and logistics buildings in the Leeds Aire Valley.

JPG worked alongside Leeds based Wilton Developments, Shipley-based Stainforth Construction, Leeds based KPP Architects and Leeds based Rex Proctor & Partners who were the Employer Agent and Quantity Surveyors on the project to complete the project by July 2015.

The Enterprise Zone comprises 142 hectares of prime employment land adjacent to the M1 motorway and is an ideal location for manufacturing and supply chain companies. Fully developed, it has the ability to foster more than 9,500 jobs. It is already home to well-established manufacturers such as packaging company, Roberts Mart, floor covering specialist, Mercardo and Symington’s food.