The Lowdown

14th August '17

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The Coracle World Championships?! Whatever Floats Your Boat

Yes, that’s right. Just three months after the last event, Source are at it again; banding together and raising money for another worthy cause. This time, the event takes place on the banks of – or should we say “in” (probably!) – the River Severn. Once again, we’re delighted to be taking part in the Macmillan Coracle World Championships.

What is Coracle Racing?

Are you new to the idea of coracle racing? Essentially, the aim is to navigate yourself from one side of the River Severn to the other and back again, all whilst onboard a rather small, sometimes tough-to-steer coracle.
Taking part in the fundraising this time are Sally, Kit, Gareth, Mike, Nick and James. Whilst Sally, Gareth and Kit have seen their fair share of coracle races in the past, Mike, Nick and James are all new to the concept. However, on Friday 15th September, they’re all willing to set any apprehensions aside to brave the unpredictable River Severn and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
If you’d like to support us, please feel free to come along to the Pengwern Boat Club in Shrewsbury Quarry at 3pm on Friday 15th September to motivate us with your cheers and well wishes. Or, even better, please dig deep and donate; every penny is welcome and your donation counts, no matter how big or small.
At the Race for Life event, the ladies of Source raised a whopping £1,057.50, so please help us again by making a donation here –
It really is a fun day out and some of the fancy dress costumes are amazing! We’re delighted to be taking part again and we’re really looking forward to it. And, incidentally, the 15th September is actually Kit’s birthday – needless to say, one way or another, he’ll be going in the river for a good, old fashioned birthday dunking!

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A fresh fishy tale from Shrewsbury!

A leading county fishmonger who this year celebrates 100 years in business has embraced the latest computer technology to modernise its operation.

Barkworths Seafood, based in the Market Hall at Bellstone, in Shrewsbury, has joined forces with local premier marketing and design agency Source to create an online fish and seafood supply and information service.

Looking To The Future With A New Website

Company director Ian Cornall, said: “Having always been a very keen angler, many years ago as a young man of eighteen I walked into the fishmongers in Shrewsbury and asked for a job, luckily for me the then owners, John and Joyce Annis, who had two shops in the town, took me on and I haven’t looked back since.

“I well remember as an apprentice struggling with heavy barrow loads of boxed fish up Mardol and on the odd occasion stumbling and sending a shoal of Herrings down the street, much to the amusement of passers by!

“In 1996 I bought the company with my now wife Jenny and we have endeavoured to build the business ever since adding a much wider variety of products and services, including the recent launch of our St Pierre Restaurant here in the Market Hall, which is provoking a tremendous response.

“To diversify we have been working with marketing specialists Source of Shrewsbury, and they have now launched our brand new website which has many special features including an up-to-date daily list of what fish is seasonal, available and in stock, together with advice, individual recipes and recommendations from myself to create the best results in the kitchen.

“Looking to the future we have full content management on the website and can promote our daily ‘specials’ including Red Mullet, Turbot, Wild Bass and Black Bream, fresh from Cornwall, as well as our increasingly popular pre-pack seafood platters for parties and functions.

Teresa Heath-Wareing, business development manager at Source added: “We are very excited to have developed this bespoke website for Ian and his team at Barkworths, as he now has the ideal opportunity to showcase the excellent services and products that he provides.

“We have included the very latest technology ‘street view’ of Barkworths which gives website visitors a full 360 degree view of the whole shop and restaurant area within the Market Hall, which in itself is an excellent marketing tool for any business.”

Barkworths website can be seen at while marketing & design company Source can be contacted on 01743 366336.

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3rd January '14

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Video Advent calendar for Shrewsbury…

A unique idea for a video Advent calendar created by two Shrewsbury firms is proving to be a great success, with slots on all 24 days being snapped up straight away. Shrewsbury marketing agency Source has teamed up with creative filmmaker Aaron Child of Pontesbury and his Painted Life Production Company, to help promote independent shops in the town. Aaron...

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20th August '13

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Oxjam branding ‘rocks’ thanks to donation by local creative agency

A leading Shropshire creative agency has stepped in to help the county’s newest music festival. Shrewsbury-based Source Design has joined forces with Oxjam to create and produce the website and other promotional material for the event. Kathryn Johnson, part of a team of volunteer organisers for Oxjam, which will feature around 40 live bands performing in Shrewsbury, said that she...

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22nd January '13

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The Prince Rupert is on TV!

The Prince Rupert Hotel, Shrewsbury - a gorgeous 12th century hotel situated in the centre of Shrewsbury - recently came to Source for a television display installation at the hotel's frontage. Source did the research and came up with a novel solution to the hotel's requirements. A miniature computer called a 'Raspberry Pi' was utilised to display a presentation of...

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8th July '09

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On Yer Bike!

Shrewsbury is now officially a "cycling town" - one of a select few in the country. Their new website,, is the primary communications medium for Shropshire Council to share their plans and events with Cycle Shrewsbury members. Registration is free and members receive a membership pack with discounts at most cycle shops in Shrewsbury. The website features a full...

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4th March '09

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Source to develop new Cycle Shrewsbury website

Shropshire County Council has recently appointed local design agency Source to create a new, dynamic and interactive website to promote Shrewsbury as a cycle town. Shropshire County Council has been awarded £1.8 million to invest in Shrewsbury over the next three years to promote Shrewsbury as a cycling destination and increase bicycle usage in the town across all demographics. Shropshire...

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