Our Corporate Social Responsibility
Our Corporate Social Responsibility
As well as making a huge difference to our clients and the businesses we work with, it’s incredibly important to J&PR to make a difference to our surroundings.
In today’s socially conscious world, we want to be sure we can give back to the community around us.
It may be that customers prioritise employing the services of a company which flagships Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and that is a huge benefit to us as we thrive on it.
But we will be volunteering, sponsoring and fundraising regardless, as it is in the ethos of our company.
As well as prioritising CSR where we can, we also like to raise money for charity. Not only is it always a worthwhile cause, it helps team building and the mental health of our staff too.
Based in the beautiful county of Shropshire, there are a lot of people here doing brilliant things which we want to be a part of and contribute to.
The term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has different meanings to different people, but is essentially how a company is giving back to the community it works in.
Across Shropshire, team J&PR has been getting stuck in and making a difference.
We have been improving the lives of children in the area, reaching out to communities less represented and assisting in projects for the environment and the community.
Here are some examples of our recent CSR:
J&PR voluntarily manages the social media for the annual Telford Tree of Light appeal, as one of the sponsors
J&PR voluntarily provides PR services and run PR campaigns for voluntary group The Friends of Telford Town Park
We also sponsor Lawley and Lightmoor Galaxy FC Under 11s winter training jackets
Our company sponsors the Shrewsbury Lions Rugby Club
For the past eight years we have sponsored Wrekin Riders BMX Club with PR and social media management, along with grant funding applications resulting in winning the support of Wellington Rotary resulting in a donation of a toilet block and a clubhouse for the club.
J&PR also sponsors Krazy Races - where competitors launch themselves through a 300m downhill track at Shrewsbury Quarry in a hand crafted kart - offering both press releases and a media contact on the day
In addition, director Kirsty acts as a “business buddy” at Hadley Learning Community guiding students as they look to start careers
We sponsor the Bulldog BMX Racing team - all riders have qualified for the World BMX Championships 2022 in France - good luck riders!
We are passionate about the importance of work experience and offer work experience opportunities as often as we can - more important than ever post-Covid as so many students have missed out on these placements.
We give back to the education community by being guest speakers at careers fairs at schools and colleges across the region.
And our staff take it upon themselves to make a difference too. The working environment at J&PR aids and assists any community work that employees wish to carry out - we provide flexible working hours for staff to attend any community meetings or courses needed and encourage them to do so.
You may have come across J&PR staff on these occasions:
Chair of Lawley Primary School governing board including free PR support for the school
Volunteer leader at Lawley Youth Club
Trustee board member of the West Midlands Agricultural Society - which includes getting the team in to help with the clean up after a show/flooding.
Completing a sign language course in order to communicate with the deaf community
Run the creche at Dawley Baptist Church, Telford
Collect recycling from various locations (including our office in Wellington) to take to local Wellington Terracycle representative
Complete any admin for the U7s Whitchurch Rugby Team
Youth football coach with Bayston Hill Juniors Under-11s
Beaver Scout Leader for the 1st Bayston Hill Beaver Scouts group
And also another staff member is an assistant leader with Bayston Hill Beaver Scouts
Captain of The Compasses darts team in Bayston Hill
Run the social media for A Christmas Gift - an Oswestry initiative that donates gifts to local children
Create content for and manage the Friends of Oakmeadow Facebook page on behalf of Oakmeadow Primary School PTA
An ambassador of techtimeout - actively promoting and encouraging the need for workers to take time out away from their screens to take care of their wellbeing.
Up until Covid hit, voluntary work with the Friends of Tabuk School in Saudi, along with organising events on the compound and running the youth club.
J&PR is committed to supporting charitable causes both as a company and individually.
All employees receive a paid day off each year to volunteer for a charity.
The dedication to this has been incredible and we are very proud of the achievements of our staff - as they have chosen to do a variety of challenges or voluntary roles.
You may have seen our team out and about here:
- Organising fundraising events for Church Street Clinic Dental Practice, Oswestry, to raise money for local charities
- Completing a number of Cancer Research UK fun runs
- Completing - or attempting to complete - The Coracle World Championships on the River Severn in Shrewsbury raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support
- An annual supermarket dash to donate to food banks across the county in lieu of Christmas cards and presents for clients
- Donation of our time and expertise or monetary donations to charities throughout the year as we attend charity balls, events and more - we are a social bunch!
- Our Digital Account Manager Sophie swam 20 miles in May as part of The Movement Centre’s Move More in May campaign. She raised £500 for our charity client in the process.” and “Bucket collections for local charities, giving up our time to raise money” under the charity fundraising
What do you need?
J&PR works with in-house marketing managers and businesses who need us as their marketing team both within the West Midlands region and across the UK to run successful social media and PR campaigns, and to lighten their workload.
We proudly become that extra support you desperately need.
Mrs Smallman has made a significant contribution to Lawley Primary School over the past 6 years.
As a school governor she has provided positive support and contributed many ideas to our school improvement initiatives, her commitment to the role of governor adds strength to our initiatives to improve provision for all the pupils.
Mrs Smallman’s business background also brings an added dimension to our school because she has been so willing to generously share her experience and expertise, through talks on industry related topics and regularly ensures her business links are used to enhance the curriculum for our pupils by identifying opportunities for extracurricular links.
Headteacher of Lawley Primary School Telford
J&PR;'s account managers work with our in-house marketing team to ensure the relationship works effectively.
Since the first lockdown in March 2020 the digital presence and reputation of a global brand like Jesmonite has never been so important; J&PR; ensured our digital offering and communication changed according to the fast-changing situation.
The work of J&PR; resulted in an increase of more than 6,000 unique monthly visitors to our website; this increase was achieved through organic activity with no use of advertising.
This is testimony to J&PR; knowing their client and its target audience and working with the in-house team.
J&PR; allocate their dedicated account managers according to their areas of specialism within the industry and this is evident in the results they achieve.
Managing Director, Jesmonite
For me this week I decided to invest in some more social media training. Sure I knew the basics but there were definitely some areas that I felt like "what? Eh?" and could really brush up on my understanding.
I invested in J&PR; Ltd social media training and they were INCREDIBLE! I went into the training with specific questions but it can be tailored to your social media knowledge needs.
I have such a clearer understanding of marketing through these platforms now and was super grateful for the tips and hints.
If you're looking at using social media for marketing I would 100% recommend starting up a conversation with them.
Owner, Hanne Brooks Photography
Shortly before Covid hit, I met with Kirsty to discuss how J&PR; could help us market our new retail business. 4 months later we can finally open our doors. We set about this business having done our market research but until you test your market, you can never be sure.
Kirsty and her team have put together a first class promotion for us and I have been totally blown away by the interest it has generated.
Our social media interest has increased by 15000% already.
But even more importantly, that interest is leading to enquiries and actual sales - the life blood of any business. I genuinely believe J&PR; have pushed us three months ahead of target already. A fantastic business to work with and always there to help.
Co-owner of Roxy's Raw Food, Telford
What a fabulous experience using J&PR; was. A fantastic friendly service, Which gave us the exact results we were looking for! I can’t recommend them highly enough!!! 10/10 J&PR.;
The Glass Studio
I was absolutely thrilled with the feature that your team produced and have seen a significant increase in the number of social media impressions of the finished article.
In particular, there have been 6k views of the article via my own LinkedIn page and I have also featured in social media promotions from the publishers and other featured Shropshire Business women.
All in all I have been delighted with the way in which your team portrayed both myself and the HR Dept Shropshire! Many thanks again for all your support.
HR Dept Shropshire
Thank you so much Kirsty for the training/mentoring session today. It was fabulous to start building a profile for our B&B; and I'm impressed with how much we covered in the session. I look forward to scheduling another session with you soon. Thanks again J&PR.;
Coalbrookdale Villa Guest House
I have been working with J&PR; for the last 6 months. They have been running our social media, press releases and blog posts as well as conducting video interviews with our staff and clients.
I would highly recommend to any company needing to boost their PR.
Marketing Manager, CLCA Nursing
We have been using J&PR; for over 5 years. I find their service and attention to detail impeccable. They have a fantastic professional attitude and always offer great ideas and support. Would absolutely recommend them to anyone needing help and support with their marketing & PR work.
The Wroxeter Hotel
J&PR; has provided excellent PR and copywriting support to Shrewsbury Business Improvement District over the past year. Their knowledge and relationships with the local media have been particularly valuable to us and I would recommend without hesitation.
J&PR; manages our PR and Social Media. The team are friendly, knowledgeable and really take the time to understand your business and industry. They go above and beyond to help and are always on hand to help with any last-minute requirements.
Their connections in Shropshire are like no other and we always get a high level of coverage following any company announcements. They write product content for our website and manage our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages. We're really happy with the service that they provide to us.
Annually we sponsor a large networking event in Shropshire. Kirsty and Jan worked tirelessly at managing the social media and acting as press officers when required.
Thank you J&PR;!
Marketing Manager formerly Pure Telecom now Radius Connect
A great company to work with. The team are always helpful, extremely dedicated and a pleasure to work with.
The Best Western Valley Hotel, Ironbridge
Working with J&PR; has been fantastic. A really switched on team who know how to get our message out to our audience. Always supportive and coming up with ideas for content, they worked as part of the team and really got to know our values and culture. I would recommend them to anyone.
Director of 7video
“We are the UK sales office for carefully selected destination management companies (DMC’S) worldwide. Supporting event planner’s with their international meetings, incentives, conferences and events and promoting via the web and face to face.
“With the current change in market conditions, this seemed the perfect time to up our anti and brush up on our key client messages, social media and PR.
“J&PR; was the perfect solution and choice because we only wanted to work with specialists in this field who know their stuff. The team are very personable and are an advantage to STAR Your World with their know how techniques and tips for better content and communication.
We look forward to working with the team on future projects and we highly recommend their services.”
Managing Director, Star Your World