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J&PR's March highlights!
04 Apr 2024
by Team J&PR

Can you believe that Q1 of 2024 is now done? Spring is here (and we hope the weather will quickly catch up!), and it has been another busy month for Team J&PR.

International Women’s Day

This day in March was a professional highlight for both Sophie and Taffy! Taffy said it allowed her and Sophie to teambuild, which was amazing. She also enjoyed the event, as the exercises and speeches raised her standards not only as a woman but as a new PR executive.

Sophie said she loved attending the Shropshire Chamber event at the Astbury Golf and Lodge Resort in Bridgnorth because the speakers were so inspiring, and it was a very empowering day! It was also lovely to introduce Taffy to her first Chamber event and see how much she enjoyed it too.

Family time

Sophie’s personal highlight was spending so much time with people she loves this past month! She managed to cram in a Mother's Day lunch, a trip to the cinema to see Dune Part 2 with her dad, a Friday treat to watch A Midsummer Night's Dream at the RSC with a friend, a birthday afternoon tea for her stepmum, a 60th birthday celebration for her uncle, and seeing three friends who she had not caught up with in a long time. To top off a lovely month, Sophie spent the Easter bank holiday in Scotland with her boyfriend's family to celebrate his Granny's 80th birthday!

Dani’s personal highlight was, you guessed it… friends and family! ‘Friends’ included a trip to Bristol Zoo Project on Good Friday, visiting friends who moved from Telford, and ‘family’ included a brilliant, gorgeous family wedding which involved a lot of dancing! 

Simon spent some techtimeout family time at a glamping cabin in the Shropshire countryside and that was his personal highlight for March, while Rhea’s was heading to Birmingham with her youngest son to watch Wicked - a first for her son but a fifth viewing for Rhea as it is her favourite musical!

Tony’s personal highlight was also a family holiday - away in North Wales over the Easter holidays.

Kirsty continues the holiday theme with a short break to Somerset for her youngest son’s rugby tour with Telford Hornets Under 13s. She said it was great to see the boys demonstrate their TREDS code of rugby (Teamwork • Respect • Enjoyment • Discipline • Sportsmanship) on and off the pitch and see their friendships develop throughout the weekend. 

What happens on tour, stays on tour so that’s enough on that! 

Behind the camera and on the road

Video was the highlight for both Simon and Rhea in March - Simon visited a number of clients to create short social media videos for platforms, and Rhea spent a morning in Shrewsbury recording videos for a client’s YouTube series which is set to launch in the coming weeks.

Tony’s professional highlight was learning about new client Caradoc Coaches' amazing summer trip offers . . . including a trip to 'Downton Abbey' - one of his favourite TV series in recent years. He thinks the trip to Highclere Castle this month is a great opportunity for fans to soak up that incredible period drama atmosphere.

Kirsty also showed her love for the camera too! Well ‘directing’ actually as Taffy was the one in charge of the tech! Filming at Lingen Davies Cancer Centre where her dad was treated, along with her best friend, was emotional for Kirsty but she was pleased to do a great job as the LD team did for her loved ones who were both treated successfully at the centre.

Dani’s professional highlight was saying a huge ‘thank you’ and ‘enjoy a relax’ to Chris Pettman, the former chairman of Friends of Telford Town Park voluntary group, who we do voluntary PR for. Chris retired from the role of chairman, having completed an awful lot and brought a whole lot of success to the group since he took on the role in 2003. Dani said he’s been a pleasure to work with and his passion and commitment to the group and the park really rubbed off!

And that’s a wrap! Have a fabulous month, enjoy the lighter nights and the sunshine when it arrives!