Training & Two Hour Takeover

Do you have a super-talented in-house marketing team that is under pressure?

Do you have a team that works on your PR and marketing that would benefit from further learning?

Or do you currently do your own PR and marketing alongside the day job?

No matter how your business is set up, we offer PR and social media training and support through our Two Hour Takeovers… or why not book us to train at an event?

We offer a variety of training and mentoring options to suit different businesses, all of which can be hosted virtually via a video-conferencing tool, or can be done face-to-face at our Wellington office or in your office.

We are experienced speakers and have attended conferences and training events in our role as PR consultants, digital specialists and former journalists - if you are looking for a guest speaker on communications we can help!

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Training and Two Hour Takeover

Our training services

Does your marketing team need an update on social media algorithms? 

A best-practice lesson for social media usage? 

Tips on writing a press release?

Support with creating a blog and content plan for the next 12 months?

Perhaps you as the business owner, HR manager or marketing manager want to know more about specific areas of PR and social media management to ensure you can support your team adequately?

We’re the people to help with our Two Hour Takeovers.

Guess how long we spend training your team with a completely bespoke session designed for your industry, business and team members? It’s a tough one...

Many of our training clients bring us into their business every quarter to enhance the knowledge of their in-house teams. We cover whatever area you need in our Two Hour Takeovers and tailor each session to your business and its needs.

The best part? Most of our Two Hour Takeovers and bespoke training sessions are virtual, so you can use J&PR no matter where you are in the UK! Of course, if you’re Shropshire or Telford based, you’re welcome to visit us at our Wellington office for your session - the kettle is always on!

In-house training can sometimes leave staff members feeling pressured to still check their emails or answer the phone (especially if it’s virtual!).

Letting your team escape the office for a few hours, or even a full day, means that your team can concentrate on the task at hand - PR and marketing.

J&PR is proud to be an approved trainer of the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and hosts the DIY PR and Social Media Training courses, including LinkedIn and Instagram.

We also attend various networking and conference events across Shropshire and beyond as guest speakers to talk all things s social media management, blogging, PR strategy, e-newsletters, event management and more! 

If you’re hosting an event and you’d like J&PR to attend as guest speakers, get in touch!

Have you ever sent a member of your team on a training course and they’ve returned with plenty of new knowledge, but they’re not sure how best to apply it to your industry?

We can create a half-day or full-day bespoke training course specifically tailored for your business and industry.

A bespoke training course ensures what your team is learning is relevant to your business and is hosted at a time, and location, suitable for you and your team.

If you’ve got 50 branches across the UK or partners around the globe, a training session in Shropshire is not what you need.

Luckily, J&PR offers virtual training to clients, enabling staff all over the world to join our Two Hour Takeovers. 

Not only that, you don’t have to spend most of your day in the car travelling to us either!

We work with the global brand Jesmonite which is based in South Shropshire but has distributors and customers all over the world. Our industry-specific virtual PR and social media training has allowed its worldwide partners to join us.

Why choose J&PR?

Approved Shropshire Chamber of Commerce training providers

Trainers who enhance their own knowledge with worldwide industry experts

Training is offered at a time and place to suit your business needs

Giving you the ability to develop your in-house team and its skills

Adhoc training as and when your business needs it

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PR potential?

PR is not a one size fits all solution - for some businesses traditional PR routes may not work as they expect. Take our quiz and see if PR will work for you.

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What our clients say


It has given my skill base an additional aspect. I will be discussing the need to have a ‘blog’ button on our new website.

I need to discriminate between press release news and more personalised stories which blogging will allow me to do. Great morning. Thank you.

Martin James



I like how Kirsty uses examples to make things understandable. She gives me confidence to blog and hopefully do it well! Great tips and free tools to use. Thank you.

Mellisa Hardy

Security Services


Kirsty was a fabulous trainer as in the other courses I’ve attended with her.

Overall very helpful and inspiring. Thank you.

Joanne Philips

The Hundred House


Learning more about press releases was very helpful along with tips for social media marketing and engagement. Using the plans will be great for time management and vary content.

Laura Partridge



Kirsty was really engaging and it’s obvious how enthusiastic she is, so it was easy to learn and pick up some tips.

Kate Southan

Westbury Environmental


Learning the current social media formats that are trending, learning more about PR, blogs and how they work within social media.

Clive Jones



I feel I now have a plan when I get back, rather than having a head in the hands moment! This has got to be a good thing – feel so much more confident. Thank you, Kirsty.

Melissa Hardy

Security Services


Extremely helpful course. Covered all the main areas of digital PR from a beginner’s point of view. Lots to work on but looking forward to using everything I’ve learnt today.

Emma Cross



Learning how to structure plan. This can be applied to other parts of my role at FSP and I can see it being of great benefit in achieving our objectives.

Alex Ashton

Fabweld Steel Products


A very informative course delivered in a very clear, understandable and approachable manner. I would definitely recommend.

Linda Harris

Apley Estate

From the DIY PR and social media Shropshire Chamber of Commerce training course


It was a friendly and relaxed environment - Kirsty is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Sally Dulson

Nuffield Health Shrewsbury

From the DIY PR and social media Shropshire Chamber of Commerce training course


Brilliant content providing hints and tips and food for thought. The course has really motivated me to improve our social media platforms.

From the DIY PR and social media Shropshire Chamber of Commerce training course

Who we work with

ABC Day Nursery



Best Western

Ellesmere College

HR Dept Shropshire


KEW Accountants

Lanyon Bowdler

Lawley Primary School

pc net

Pride in our High Street

Riverside Inn

Roxy's Raw Food

Shrewsbury BID

Shrewsbury Big Town Plan

Star Your World

Six Ticks

St. Dominics


The Glass Studio

The Movement Centre

The Wroxeter Hotel

West Mid Showground

SWG Group

Shropshire Rural Housing

Dulson Training

Ascendancy Internet Marketing

WRR Pugh&Son


MSM Vets

St Francis' Children's Society

Ludlow Fringe Festival

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce


Pass the Keys Shropshire

Krazy Races