Local enough to care (but international enough to know where the nearest airport is)
Supporting local businesses in Cranfield, Newport Pagnell, Bedford, Milton Keynes (MK) and Northampton
We are always looking to expand our family whether it’s with clients from down the road, across the pond or Narnia. This is one thing that we do really pride ourselves on; that we always have room for more, yet all our clients always feel as if they are our only client.
That’s a hard balance to strike you know, but we seem to be doing just fine with it. So fine in fact, that our clients keep recommending us!
How we support our local community
A lot of businesses say they support their community, but for us, it’s ingrained in our company culture. We feel that it is of utmost importance to support our community and local charities so we make it our mission to give as much as we can and help change people’s lives for the better.
Here are some of the charities and organisations that we support or have supported in the past:
St Mark's Meals
In 2019 and again in 2020, on our Annual Open Day, we raised money for St Mark’s Meals. £414 in 2019 and £165 in 2020. This charity believes that ‘no child should go hungry’ so they provide food and recipe ideas to vulnerable children and their families in and around Milton Keynes.
Jonathan braved the shears and had his beard shaved off for the 30th anniversary of Willen Hospice. Ironically, it had been about 30 years since Jonathan had last shaved – which is probably how he raised £1,500 for them!
Rae Rae Trust
In 2018, on our annual open day, we raised £338 for children with cancer and their families at Rae Rae Trust.
British Lung Foundation
In 2017 on our annual open day, we raised £896 for BLF.
In 2016 on our annual open day, we raised £500 for Brainstrust.
In 2019, with the help of the Freemasons, Jonathan presented a cheque for £1000 to RNLI.
The office went to Blackpool in 2012 with the blokes dressed as women to fundraise for RNLI. They raised £450 including gift aid!
Both Jonathan and Coral have been a Young Enterprise Advisor, giving up time most weeks during term-time to help develop the young talent of today.
Local community magazines, sports groups & schools
We provide ongoing support to the Cranfield Express, Sherington SCAN and Ampthill Fuddler, as well as Cranfield FC, Bedford Town FC, and several local schools.
Pro bono work
As a firm, we help some of our local charities and churches by providing them with some free services (e.g. Ride High, Special Needs Unit Gymnast’s (SNUGS) and Cranfield’s Cranes Pre-school).
Directions to us
JVCA can be reached via plane or helicopter. Cranfield airport has an 1800m runway, long enough to accommodate business jets such as the Falcon, Gulfstream and Boeing Business Jet and no runway slots are required. It is a busy general aviation airport situated in class G airspace and full Air Traffic Control (Aerodrome and Approach Control) is provided seven days a week; the normal operating hours are 8am – 8pm Weekdays and 9am – 6pm Weekends.
If you let us know when you book your appointment with us, we can arrange for you to be met at the airport.
Cranfield’s call sign is EGTC and the radio frequencies you need are Tower: 134.925 / Approach:122.850 / Departure ATIS: 121.875
The JVCA office is about 15 minutes drive and almost equidistant from Junction 14 or Junction 13 of the M1 and not far from the Black Cat Roundabout of the A1.
From the south, exit M1 at junction 13 and follow the signs for Cranfield, turning right at the staggered cross roads in the village of Salford, take the first road junction on the right, and you are on what turns into Cranfield High Street. Continue on past the petrol station and our office is on the right opposite a Budgen supermarket.
From the North, exit M1 at junction 14, headed towards Newport Pagnell, almost immediately you leave the roundabout at the junction there is a filter lane to turn right towards Cranfield. Proceed straight on through the village of Moulsoe and straight over at the Cranfield University roundabout until you arrive at a T junction. Turn left onto Cranfield High Street. Continue on past the petrol station and our office is on the right opposite a Budgen supermarket.
From the East, exit the A1 at the Black Cat Roundabout and head towards Bedford/Milton Keynes on the A421. Exit the A421 at the Marston Moretaine junction. Turn right at the top of the junction, following the signs for Cranfield onto Beancroft Road. This terminates in a T junction and turn left towards Cranfield and this road turns into High Street. Keep going straight through the village until you reach the second set of pedestrian crossings. The office is on your left opposite a Budgen Supermarket.
There is plenty of free parking: There is a small car park immediately in front of the office, plenty of on-street parking and if necessary you can always park in the Budgens car park.