Island Life Magazine Ltd February/March 2007 - Page 94

life - LOCAL BUSINESS A fence for all reasons Whether it’s replacing a single blown-down garden fence panel or installing complete new electrified fence for a paddock, John Russell will give the job the same level of expertise and dedication. John, who set up his company JJR Fencing 14 years ago with help from just one other worker, has steadily built a reputation for quality work, and these days he employs a workforce of up to six. “We pride ourselves on doing a first-rate job, and the customers really appreciate it” says John, “which is why a lot of our work now comes by word-of-mouth recommendation”. Among his satisfied customers are the National Trust, the RSPB and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, as well as countless Island farmers, stable owners, householders and businesses. In fact the company’s fencing work is to be found at locations from the Needles footpath, Brading Marshes and historic Osborne House, to new housing developments such as the 30 new homes being developed by builders W.H. Brading at Freshwater. Installations range from traditional close panel fences for domestic gardens to the New Zealand-style high tensile wire fencing that John introduced to the Island several years ago and has since been taken up by many farm owners. Not surprisingly, John’s busiest times come just after bouts of stormy weather when, he says, his phone will often ring off the hook. For more details or advice on the best fencing option for different types of land. be long gone. An inexperienced DJ playing the wrong music at the wrong time, at the wrong volume can be disastrous. Nowadays people are more discerning in their planning and have higher expectations. Informally meeting is invaluable to me and hopefully reassuring for the couple to guarantee that any concerns are addressed, that my part goes without a hitch and that their favourite music is included providing a fitting finale to a wonderful occasion.’ For further details visit www. or telephone 01983 403779 Please call John on 01983 740556 or mobile 07768 172308. Music to your ears... Over the years the word disco unfortunately has become synonymous with loud, harsh sounding, thumping music and blinding flashing lights - something that most people considering booking a disco do not require - and something the Tony Martin Music Show is keen to distance itself from. Having started in 1979, aged thirteen, Tony soon recognised the need for a quality, reliable and professional mobile disco that could cater for all ages and musical tastes. Now nearly three decades on he is firmly established as one of the South coasts finest. Success is largely down to the experien ce, reliability and 94 reputation to tailor individual requirements of any event, from a full-scale corporate function, a birthday party or his most popular source of work, weddings. Every Wedding is unique and has individual requirements. Tony offers to meet with the couple to discuss all requirements well in advance. This includes not only the technical side, which is constantly upgraded ensuring the best audio/visual and special effects are featured, but also and most importantly the choice of music. ‘ Music is a very personal, individual thing and impossible to guess on the day. The days of a DJ just turning up on the night should Picture: Tony Martin Island Life -