Business of the Year entrant – JPR Group

Business of the Year entrant – JPR Group
Posted on 11.04.23
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Business of the Year entrant – JPR Group

Stoke-on-Trent based building services specialists JPR Group has seen turnover grow in the past three years from around £10m to an estimated £20m at the end of the current financial year.

The business, which was set up in 1972, has a workforce of around 130 and currently employs 20 apprentices across divisions including mechanical, electrical and plumbing, fire and security and data and telecoms.

A JPR spokeswoman said: “We are committed to investing in a rolling programme of training and development for all staff, both office and operatives, alongside the belief that our people are our best asset. Improving their skill base across our service offer along with ensuring their wellbeing has been and will continue to be key to our growth.
“This approach has helped to reinforce our reputation for innovation as multi-service contractors throughout the UK. We have a smart and energetic management who play to their individual strengths and specialisms supporting the workforce with the aim to increase excellence in service delivery and customer retention which in turn leads to sustainable business growth.
“Since the appointment of an experienced senior manager from the construction industry in 2020, we have seen a steady increase in acquiring larger contracts with the ability to deliver projects up to £5m, which has positively affected group turnover.”

Significant recent contracts include the Heathfield Development in Chell worth £3m; Adobe local student accommodation with a combined value of £1.7m; HMP Sudbury and Hatfield Prison both refurbishment and new build with a value of £4m; Spode Museum in Stoke, completed in early 2023 with a value of £60,000; Staffordshire University framework agreement with a £1m per year potential value and Network Rail offices in Stoke with a value of £2m.

JPR is committed to corporate social responsibility activities including a string of charity fundraisers, employing 99.9% of its staff from within ST postcodes and spending around £5m per year with local suppliers.
The JPR spokeswoman added: “We intend to be around for the next 51 years (and longer) offering industry leading exemplary service, valuing staff and clients and playing an active role in making Stoke-on-Trent a vibrant, inclusive and prosperous community.”

JPR Group has entered the Business of the Year category of the Staffordshire University Business Awards.

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