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Our November highlights!
25 Nov 2022

The J&PR office has been bustling this month with training sessions, meetings and holidays! 

Whilst we’re working hard in the run up to Christmas, that doesn’t mean there’s not room for a bit of fun! Here’s what we’ve been up to in November…

Training courses galore

From working on her house to working on her analytics skills, Freya M had a great time attending the Google Analytics 4 training course, delivered by Helen from Ascendancy, at Shropshire Chamber of Commerce earlier this month. She loved delving deeper into the world of analytics and finding out what changes are due to come into place next year when the update takes over. She would definitely recommend the course to anyone, and if you’ve not set up your GA4 account yet this is your reminder to do so!

Rhea, Kirsty and Sophie also developed some additional skills this month as they completed their management course with Human Everything, which was November’s highlight for Sophie. She found the course really helpful and wanted to say a big thank you to Lucy from Human Everything for the training, and to Kirsty and Rhea for organising it and being great company throughout the course!

Freya R stepped out of the office and onto her motorbike this month, completing the training and required tests to get her A2 motorbike licence! Could this mean it’s time for a bigger bike? Luckily, she had a chance to do some window shopping with her dad as they both went to Motorcycle Live at the NEC for her 20th birthday. 

Back in the office, Freya R is most thrilled to have received a Zelo from J&PR as her early birthday present. She’s already colour coordinated her notes inside it so let’s hope her and Rhea don’t accidentally mix theirs up…


Italy, Iceland, and Ironbridge!

Freya R and her friend Rachael jetted off to Venice for a long weekend at the start of November. The pair enjoyed mask painting, a food tour, and especially enjoyed the wine! Freya said the best part of the trip was the people she and Rachael met - from the Welsh couple staying in the same hotel, to the locals they met in the city.

Taking on a chillier climate, Sophie headed to Iceland with her boyfriend this month to celebrate turning 23. She said it was one of the most amazing trips she’s ever been on and loved every second. Sophie also said her absolute favourite part of the trip was the Golden Circle tour which took them to some incredible Icelandic spots!

Closer to home, Freya M was glad to finally get back to working on her house! She and her boyfriend now have shelves in the dining room, radiators (just in time too!), and have bare walls ready to be plastered. Whilst there’s still a lot left to do, Freya’s finding ticking more and more off her ‘to do’ list is extremely satisfying!

Meetings, meetings, meetings…

Dani’s had some great meetings this month, both with clients and internally at J&PR. It’s been a month of seeing lots of people, and putting lots of plans in place - all followed with hitting the ground running with making things happen.

Tony has been equally busy chatting with clients this month, writing their amazing stories. He particularly enjoyed speaking to two people who have benefitted from life coach and therapist Marcus Matthews when creating case studies for his website.


Rhea and Kirsty have been here, there, and everywhere meeting clients this November! For Rhea, it’s been a month full of meetings and, as well as the Zoom and Teams meetings, she’s been out and about seeing and meeting clients in Bewdley, Wroxeter, Shrewsbury and more!

Kirsty ventured a little further afield and crossed the border to visit our client Morland in Welshpool to deliver a LinkedIn training session. The sales team were solely "old school" and didn't want to use the platform, but fast forward three hours and all of them were eager to update their profiles, or even set up their first profile, and start connecting and engaging with people!

Days out and dogs


In her own time, Kirsty volunteered for Lingen Davies Cancer Fund at Abbeyfest! She said it was a lovely feeling to give some time back to the charity where her dad was treated five years ago. He’s here to tell the tale thanks to the fundraisers and amazing, talented team at Lingen Davies. Oh and Si was singing there too!


As a present from last year’s students, Dani had a spa day at Lion Quays near Oswestry. She had such a great time in the gym,swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and having a massage before reading her book and knitting! She said it was an amazing present from very thoughtful students.

Rhea went to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid UK book launch tour in Oswestry with her 11-year-old and they even got to meet Jeff Kinney himself! The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books played a large part in her son’s autism diagnosis and the pair had an amazing day. Rhea also started studying towards her Level 2 in Understanding Autism with West Nottinghamshire College this month which has been another highlight of hers. 


There was a new member of the family for Tony this month as he adopted an 18-month old dog whose name is yet to be confirmed. Tony is also relieved to have had his Covid booster and flu jabs in preparation for the colder months.


The power of a good cuppa

While Si’s office highlight may seem trivial, he’s a big believer in the team-bonding powers of a good cup of tea, so of course was delighted when Kirsty bought a new tray so we can now deliver everyone's tea at the same time. Also a more professional and efficient look for when we have visitors…

Si was so excited about the tea tray we’re surprised he remembered a personal highlight! He’s been enjoying the start of the World Cup. He said despite it being strange to watch in November, and the difficult issues in Qatar, it’s been good fun so far! Si is enjoying watching the games and filling in the wall chart with his sons. It’s a feast of football in the Alton household, much to Rhea’s annoyance…

That’s all for November! We’re looking forward to the Christmas period and putting up the J&PR Christmas tree together.