Jane Jones – Founder and Director of JJ PR & Events: 1999 – Present
Jane has lived in the Dorset area her entire life and enjoyed a varied career. She first became involved in Hospitality and PR in the 1980′s working as Weddings and Conference Organiser at both The Dormy and Royal Bath Hotels. It was within these roles that Jane began developing the concept of running her own PR and Events company that centred around her passions; Restaurant Management, Events and Public Relations.
In 1999 the idea was founded in JJ PR & Events and in 2006 – after Jane’s family life settled – the company expanded, employing a small team of professionals with varied experience within the hospitality and leisure industries.
The team have built an enviable client base and become highly regarded within the Dorset community – particularly for their annual Party in the Park.
In addition to the continuous growth of JJ PR & Events, in January 2011, Jane and her team launched a sister company – Concept Cuisine.
The idea was dreamt up by Jane and her partner and exceptionally skilled Chef; Mark Stout, over many years and with JJ PR & Events thriving, Jane and Mark were finally able to actualise their dream.
Providing various services from luxurious and exclusively tailored, home dinner parties to cookery demos or even event catering and organisation, the team experienced immediate success. It has been commented that this is primarily due to the ability of the two businesses to interlink and complement one another, adding to the clients overall experience.
If you employ the services of JJ PR & Events to assist with your business or social needs, you can now expect the service to include priority access to Concept Cuisine, which with everything from private corporate barbeques and buffets, to extravagant wedding breakfasts and christenings, definitely takes some of the pressure off.
Quay 4 Business
Wanting to further enhance her involvement within the Poole community, in summer 2011 Jane and fellow business-woman Beverley Helliwell Smith, pioneered Quay 4 Business – a local “not-working” scheme, as proposed by Allan Tofield of Richmond Home Improvements.
The aim was to enable local businesses to meet around Poole Quay for lunches and dinners where they can get to know one-another in a more relaxed and less pressurised atmosphere than the typical “net-working”, business card atmosphere.