Social group aimed at north Shropshire self-employed

A new group aimed at bringing together self-employed people and those who work from home is to be launched in north Shropshire.

A new group aimed at bringing together self-employed people and those who work from home is to be launched in north Shropshire.

Organisers of Shropshire Jelly, who already has seven branches in the county, is poised to open a branch in Whitchurch in a move it says could boost business and provide extra support for start-ups in the north of the county when it opens at The Lodge at Dearnford Lake on February 16 from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

The meetings offer an opportunity for home workers, freelancers and small business owners to work alongside other business people for a day in a corporate environment but on individual projects.

Spokesman John Rainford said: “Jelly is a casual co-working event where home workers, freelancers, small business owners and office-based people who want a change of environment once in a while can get together with their laptops once a month to have a change from their usual working environment, meet some new people and work together in a social environment.

“Jelly is a mixture of work, chat, sharing ideas, helping others with business issues, passing on tips and even collaborating on the birth of a new project.”

He added: “You do however have to book, as places at all Jelly locations are limited and at venues that sell food it is only fair to buy lunch in return for the use of a workplace and free wi-fi all day.”

If the first meeting of Whitchurch Jelly proves successful it could become a regular event on the third Thursday of the month.

Dearnford Lodge is just off the Tilstock road.

Further information about Jelly and its origins can be found at wiki.workatjelly.com/Shropshire