How to manage relationships with suppliers
Having just planned a wedding, I have first-hand experience of working with suppliers and vendors. I thought it would be easy but it was actually quite challenging, and required dedicated time and effort. It was important to develop relationships with the suppliers individually and work alongside…
By: Sarah Sullivan, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 11/02/2018 full article
Physical activity and performance at work
The health and fitness trend is exploding across the world, with social media and the press constantly telling us how important it is to exercise and eat ‘superfoods’. It is well known that the benefits of regular exercise can include: improved sleep, having more energy and burning fat etc and that…
By: Clare Kavanagh, Marketing and Administration Assistant 11/02/2018 Categories: Blog full article
Just Married! Congratulations to our new Juniper bird!
We are excited to announce that our new Juniper bird Sarah has got married! On top of starting a new job and moving house, she has also been organising a wedding – what a challenge! However, it was worth all the hard work as they had a wonderful day. Sarah and David celebrated their special day in…
By: Sarah Sullivan, Marketing and Programmes Assistant 10/19/2018 Categories: News full article
Embracing change and making the most of new opportunities
We go through seasons of change in our lives, just like the Earth currently changing from summer to autumn. Although many people are fearful of change, like we previously discussed, embracing new opportunities and keeping a positive attitude can lead to great successes. As a new member of the…
By: Sarah Sullivan, Marketing and Programmes Assistant 09/26/2018 full article
Watching the action at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
We had a fabulous time at Blenheim International Horse Trials last weekend watching our sponsored event rider Ginny Howe. Blenheim Palace is a beautiful setting and the weather couldn’t have been better to enjoy the day with Juniper connections in our riverside marquee. It was lovely to catch up…
By: Clare Kavanagh, Marketing and Administration Assistant 09/19/2018 Categories: Blog full article
Important considerations when giving feedback
Now two months on from our summer networking event, we want to continue the conversation on giving feedback. Take a look at our latest info-graphic on what to consider when giving constructive or improvement-focused feedback. Can you take any of these tips on board to use yourself? If so, let us…
By: Emily Kavanagh, Marketing Assistant 08/29/2018 Categories: Blog full article
A day at Manchester United!
Nicki and Clare were recently lucky enough to hold a workshop at a very different kind of venue to normal – Old Trafford Stadium! One of our clients, The Bolesworth Group, has a good relationship with the team at Manchester United, so we headed to Old Trafford for a brand workshop day. The day…
By: Clare Kavanagh, Marketing and Administration Assistant 08/29/2018 Categories: Blog full article
Top tips for success in baking and in life!
Cake – one of our favourite treats and one of the subjects of this blog!The Juniper Team were discussing how excited we are that ‘The Great British Bake Off’ is this week and what a hole had been left in our lives since the last series. Always an inspiration to the cake lovers amongst us to try some…
By: Lynda Swallow, Learning and Development Coordinator 08/28/2018 Categories: Blog full article
​Overcoming fear of change in the workplace
Are you resistant about bringing a change initiative in to your organisation? You’re not alone. It’s human nature to resist change, particularly if you’ve previously been exposed to a change initiative which failed to have the desired results. 70% of change efforts fail to meet target impact33%…
By: Emily Kavanagh, Marketing Assistant 08/22/2018 Categories: Blog full article
Summer Event 2018
What a fantastic evening at Kings College London for our annual Summer networking event? We were very lucky to be able to use The Council and Principal’s Rooms at the college, filled with paintings of eminent academics which is always very inspiring. This year we decided to do something different…
By: Clare Kavanagh, Marketing Assistant 06/20/2018 full article
Giving feedback to a remote colleague
Working in a team with members who are spread out in different locations is becoming increasingly common, but also very challenging. Without regular communication in person it can be difficult sometimes to gauge how your relationship is going with another colleague. When you don’t have the benefit…
By: Clare Kavanagh, Marketing and Administration Assistant 05/18/2018 Categories: Blog full article
Do you avoid feedback? Why not try these tips...
Although a lot of us may think about giving feedback at work, not all of us are actively practising it. Is this because we don’t know how to go about it? I recently read an article in the Spring 2018 Edge magazine, published by the Institute of Learning and Management, that gives seven tips for how…
By: Emily Kavanagh, Marketing and Programmes Assistant 05/18/2018 Categories: Blog full article
Young royals add to brand Britain
The birth of the latest member of the Royal Family has attracted a media frenzy, both nationally and internationally. Well wishes have stretched far beyond the commonwealth across the globe and the new heir to the throne’s name has now been announced – welcome to the world, Your Royal Highness…
By: Nicki Kavanagh, Managing Director 04/27/2018 Categories: Blog full article
Put down that phone!
I recently read an article in Harvard Business Review about counteracting smartphone addiction. This got me thinking about the scale of the problem this is becoming, not only to our relationships (professional and personal), but also our mental and physical health. Through their devices, most…
By: Clare Kavanagh, Marketing and Administration Assistant 1 day ago Categories: Blog full article
How to keep those plates spinning!
Recently, I’ve learnt the value of spending a little amount of time focused on completing small tasks that often slip off our list of priorities. Strangely enough, I liken this process to baking. I’m often found in our kitchen whipping up brownies whilst my dinner is in the oven. I have time…
By: Jemma Came, Programmes and Marketing Executive 04/11/2018 Categories: Blog full article
A lot of thought
Science has proven that taking breaks increases your productivity. Here at The Juniper Company we enjoy a good challenge, so thought we’d share a puzzle with you for the next time you need a break from your work. This puzzle hit the headlines a couple of years ago, but it’s still a classic! It…
By: Jemma Came, Programmes and Marketing Executive 04/06/2018 Categories: Blog full article
Defining your values
Having sponsored Ginny for a number of years now, knowing her personally and watching her produce many horses through the levels, we realise that there are many values that we share. ‘The Juniper Way’ of working with clients is similar to the way that Ginny deals with her different horses: ‘We…
By: Clare Kavanagh, Marketing & Administration Assistant 03/23/2018 Categories: Blog full article
How do you eat your Jaffa Cake?
Whilst sat at lunch devouring a family packet of Jaffa cakes (something that the Juniper Birds like to do on a regular basis) we compared the different ways we each eat a Jaffa cake. This then turned in to a full debate over which method was best: Jemma takes the route of full moon, half moon,…
By: Clare Kavanagh, Marketing & Administration Assistant and Jemma Came, Programmes & Marketing Executive 03/22/2018 Categories: Blog full article
How to set a communication rhythm with your team
Communication is at the heart of all high performing teams. Without it, we wouldn't be able to successfully progress in the work that we do. At The Juniper Company, we put huge emphasis on communication, making sure to hold regular catch-ups and team meetings so that all members of the team are…
By: Jemma Came, Programmes & Marketing Executive and Emily Kavanagh, Marketing Assistant 3 days ago Categories: Blog full article
What can Event riders teach businesses about overcoming adversity?
Ginny Howe, our sponsored Event rider, had a great start to her 2018 season last week. Despite the recent challenging weather conditions and the cancellation of her first planned event of the season, Ginny ran three horses at Oasby Horse Trials in the Intermediate section. Two of those horses…
By: Clare Kavanagh, Marketing & Administration Assistant 3 days ago Categories: Blog full article
​You can do anything, but not everything.
Our aim for this year’s calendar was to inspire each recipient to be the best leader they could be through thought-provoking quotes on different aspects of leadership. As I turned the page over to March this week, David Allen’s quote on delegation struck me: “You can do anything, but not…
By: Jemma Came, Programmes & Marketing Executive 02/21/2018 Categories: Blog full article
Our new year’s resolutions - have we stuck to them?
We have finally made it to February after what seemed like a never-ending January. Christmas is now a distant memory, but how many of us are still sticking to the new year’s resolution we set ourselves at the start of the year? It is easy to choose what you want to change, however; the main struggle…
By: Emily Kavanagh, Marketing Assistant 1 day ago Categories: Blog full article
Maintaining motivation: six steps to keeping your goals alive
Many of us start the year by stating that we are determined to make this year our most successful year yet. However, we all have days when we are just not “feeling it” and lose our motivation. When this happens, it’s important to find a way to keep going. To avoid coming to a halt and not knowing in…
By: Emily Kavanagh, Marketing Assistant 02/07/2018 Categories: Blog full article
Time to reflect...
At The Juniper Company, we always take some time in the new year to reflect on what we achieved the previous year. With September through to December our busiest months, its easy for us to lose track of our successes, so this time in January is a brilliant time for us to re-group. We bring the…
By: Jemma Came, Programmes & Marketing Executive 02/02/2018 Categories: Blog full article
Merry Christmas from The Juniper Company!
From all the team at The Juniper Company, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year! Our office will be shut over the festive period from closing on the 22nd December until the 2nd January, where we look forward to re-connecting with you all in the new year. 2017 has…
By: Emily Kavanagh, Marketing Assistant 12/20/2017 Categories: Blog full article
Our Christmas shares - Italian chocolate tarts
Nicki and I recently travelled to Italy to help facilitate an Account Manager programme. This was the third of three modules across an 11-month period and the culmination of everything participants had learnt so far. They spent three very intense days working as teams role-playing scenarios with…
By: Jemma Came, Programmes & Marketing Executive 5 days ago Categories: Blog full article
Eddie Jones: how language shaped the leader
One of the top qualities of a leader is the ability to motivate others to achieve shared goals. In challenging situations, the language we use is even more important to inspire, influence and motivate. In recent years, one of the greatest examples of this has been found on the sports field:…
By: Jemma Came, Programmes & Marketing Executive 12/07/2017 Categories: Blog full article
How to become a people-centred leader - our latest webinar
On Tuesday 14th November, we held our 19th webinar and the second in our leader excellence series, focused on people-centred leadership. The key topics we discussed were:How to adapt to others to build better relationships: It’s important to consider others’ personality styles: What do they like/…
By: Marta Evans, Learning & Change Consultant 11/15/2017 Categories: Blog full article
Is staff recognition the answer to employee wellbeing?
I recently read an article by Real Business – ‘The three ways staff recognition can be used to improve wellbeing,’ which shared a very interesting statistic: ‘As a result of wellbeing issues, workplaces lose up to 27 days of productive time per employee each year.’Real Business 2017 Social…
By: Emily Kavanagh, Marketing Assistant 1 day ago Categories: Blog full article
Seven super abilities that are key to being a better leader.
I recently read an article by Mathew Chittock that explored how successful leaders use a range of management ‘super abilities’ to be great at what they do. The seven super abilities came under the categories of: Expert Power – Possessing specialised skills and knowledge that help make you the go-to…
By: Emily Kavanagh, Marketing Assistant 09/29/2017 Categories: Blog full article
A recipe for assertive communication.
In our programmes, we outline four different types of communication styles: 1.Aggressive 2.Passive aggressive 3.Submissive 4.Assertive We could all think of situations when we, our colleagues, friends or family members use these styles. A person who communicates aggressively expresses an…
By: Jemma Came, Programmes & Marketing Executive 09/15/2017 full article
Catch up with Ginny Howe Eventing.
Having a keen eye for photography, I thought it was about time I put my words into practice with a recent visit to one of our sponsors, Ginny Howe Eventing. Busy as ever, Ginny kindly invited us to join her whilst she trained four of her horses for upcoming competitions. We were lucky enough to see…
By: Emily Kavanagh, Marketing Assistant 0 days ago Categories: Blog full article
“The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity.” Keith Ferrazzi
“Network” is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as the following: “a group or system of inter-connected people or things” (noun) “to interact with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts” (verb) I have been thinking recently about how well connected we are…
By: Nicki Kavanagh, Managing Director 2 days ago Categories: Blog full article
What kind of genius are you?
An article by Inc.com has explored the different workspaces of historical geniuses and asked, based on your desk, what genius you might be. Author Geoffrey James looked at ‘15 deeply inspiring workplaces’ from the likes of Mark Twain, Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin. We decided to explore which…
By: Jemma Came, Programmes & Marketing Executive 09/08/2017 Categories: Blog full article
New beginnings and exciting opportunities: You get what you give!
We’re pleased to welcome the newest Juniper bird to the company – Emily Kavanagh, our Marketing Assistant. In her first blog, Emily shares her first experiences as a member of the team and the importance of giving your all to new opportunities:As the newest member of the team, I am currently in the…
By: Emily Kavanagh, Marketing Assistant 09/04/2017 Categories: Blog full article
Need a post-holiday boost? Start by setting SMART objectives
Returning to work after a holiday can be a challenge - priorities will have changed and motivation may be low. So how do you get back in to the game? To provide focus, we like to start by re-grouping as a team and setting ourselves realistic objectives for the short and long term. By setting some…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 08/18/2017 full article
Workplace conflict: Managing difficult situations respectfully, professionally and productively – Our event last night
“Conflict is neither good nor bad. Properly managed, it is absolutely vital.” Kenneth Kaye Last night we held our annual networking event. This year’s subject was ‘Workplace conflict: Managing difficult situations respectfully, professionally and productively’. The topic generated a lot of…
By: Marta Evans, Learning & Change Consultant 07/06/2017 Categories: Events full article
Understanding workplace conflict
According to research (1), having difficult conversations and managing conflict are seen as the top two leadership challenges at all levels of management. We’ve chosen to tackle the topic of workplace conflict at our summer networking event on the evening of 5th July at Somerset House, London.…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 06/23/2017 full article
How to create a team culture where healthy conflict is welcome
Conflicts in the workplace are inevitable. A leader’s challenge is to create a team culture where conflict is a natural, healthy part of working together which contributes to more innovative and collaborative solutions. The key is not to eliminate conflicts but to agree upfront, as a team, how to…
By: Marta Evans, Change & Communications Consultant 1 day ago Categories: Blog full article
Difficult conversations: ensuring positivity from the outset
“…scientists have captured …the attunement of emotions in the laboratory by measuring the physiology – such as heart rate – of two people as they have a good conversation. As the conversation begins, their bodies each operate at different rhythms. But by the end of a simple fifteen-minute…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 06/01/2017 Categories: Blog full article
How do you handle workplace conflict?
This year, our summer networking event will be based on workplace conflict. Before the event, we'd like to understand how you deal with conflict in more detail.Please take 5 minutes to complete this short, anonymous survey so that we can better shape the conversation during our event.We look forward…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 0 days ago Categories: Blog full article
The Juniper Company proudly sponsors Rangers7 rugby team
At The Juniper Company, we are always keen to support team development. When we were approached by local sevens rugby team, Rangers7s, asking to sponsor their 2017 summer campaign, of course we said yes! The newly-founded team is based in Surrey and is looking to compete in a minimum of six…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 5 days ago Categories: News full article
Managing difficult situations respectfully, professionally and productively - Our summer networking event 5th July 2017
We would like to invite you to our annual summer networking event on the evening of 5th July at Somerset House, London. Join us for a glass of wine (or two) and meet old friends and new, whilst we explore the topic of workplace conflict: How can you resolve conflict and manage difficult behaviours…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 5 days ago Categories: Events full article
Will you accept the 21-day challenge?
On 1st May, Marta and I embarked on our 21-day Yoga Challenge - we’ll practise yoga every day for 21 days as according to some, that’s how long it takes to build a habit. We’ve each practised yoga for a couple of years, but are far from experts. As aspiring yogis, we hope that this challenge will…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 05/03/2017 Categories: News full article
“Are you communicating clearly?” – “Yes…no… I mean, absolutely!
Having watched W1A Does Red Nose Day 2017 last month, we’re waiting with baited breath for the third series to be released. It has been announced that filming of the brilliant BBC Two comedy has begun and is due to reach our screens by the end of the year. This satire follows the working lives of a…
By: Nicki Kavanagh, Managing Director 4 days ago Categories: Blog full article
​I don’t have time to ….
We all use this phrase. The thing is when we say it, we remove our ownership. Really, we do! Time is our most precious resource. Often, we become carried away on an endless conveyor belt and don’t stop to get off to consider everything we are doing and getting fixed on. We may lose track of the…
By: Laura Riches, Finance & Office Administrator 04/07/2017 Categories: Blog full article
2017 Leadership excellence series
To celebrate the advent of spring, we are very pleased to launch our 2017 event series on leadership excellence. On Thursday 30th March, we held the first webinar of the series, focused on purpose-directed leadership. It turned out to be one of the most popular yet (of the 18 we have run over the…
By: Nicki Kavanagh, Managing Director 03/31/2017 Categories: News full article
Exciting season ahead for Ginny Howe Eventing
The Juniper Company is proud to sponsor International Eventer, Ginny Howe. On Monday, we met with Ginny to catch up and discuss her plans for the upcoming season.Throughout our long-standing relationship, Ginny has faced many trials and tribulations, but ever the professional, Ginny’s positive…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 02/22/2017 Categories: News full article
Time management: is less time the answer?
Time management is a subject discussed on many forums within our networks. We are often reading that successful time management involves effective planning; prioritising; delegating; controlling your environment; identifying what you will change about your routines. However, research has shown that…
By: Laura Riches, Finance & Office Administrator 02/20/2017 Categories: Blog full article
Good conversations are like mini skirts...
I recently came across a great #TEDEdChat by Celeste Headlee titled ‘10 ways to have a better conversation’. In the video, Ms. Headlee argues that in the polarised world we live in, where “every conversation has the potential to become an argument”, we’ve somehow lost the balance between talking…
By: Marta Evans, Learning & Change Consultant 02/20/2017 Categories: Blog full article
The Juniper Company sponsors Pony Club's Eventer's Challenge
On Saturday 14th January, The Juniper Company sponsored an Eventer’s Challenge competition held at Merrist Wood College for the Staff College and Sandhurst Hunt branch of the Pony Club fundraising. We were very happy, not only to sponsor, but also to go along on the day and to judge the style…
By: Nicki Kavanagh, Managing Dircetor 02/01/2017 Categories: Blog full article
Take back control of your time: take a pause
Often, when we see or hear something, our natural inclination is to react immediately. When under pressure, the temptation to react is far greater, be that through verbal reply or an action to a task. In a business environment, I can juggle many plates at any one time, but I’ll be the first to…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 2 days ago Categories: Blog full article
How to beat the ‘procrastination monster’
So you have known about the deadline to get X/Y/Z done for months/weeks/days…and suddenly you realise you only have weeks/days/hours to finish the job and you haven’t even started! You feel sick to your stomach and are annoyed and disappointed with yourself. “How did I let this happen? How could I…
By: Marta Evans, Change & Communications Consultant 11/01/2016 Categories: Blog full article
Personal impact: Increasing your visibility at work
A friend of mine recently asked his boss why he was overlooked for promotion. Despite exceeding his objectives, he was told he was not on the senior management team radar - he was in-fact invisible! In order to progress, they suggested he needs to make himself known to key players in the company. So…
By: Michelle Welch, Learning & Development Consultant 09/26/2016 Categories: Blog full article
New season, new job
The summer season is nearly over and many of us are returning to work after our annual summer break. Some may even have taken the time away to reflect on work and ponder the opportunity for a fresh career. New research from Monster.co.uk reveals that four fifths (80 per cent) of workers…
By: Michelle Welch, Learning & Development Consultant 09/08/2016 Categories: Blog full article
Our tips for flexible working
We know that flexible working can work, and some organisations have been doing it successfully for a long time already. Richard Branson wrote in his 2013 blog “we like to give people the freedom to work where they want, safe in the knowledge that they have the drive and expertise to perform…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant and Cathy Marinacci, Learning & Development Specialist 09/02/2016 Categories: Blog full article
The Great British Bake Off: Could you handle the heat?
More than 10 million tuned in to watch the season premiere of The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) on Wednesday night. It didn’t disappoint! Tears, dropped cakes and five bakers restarting the show-stopper challenge - Bake Off was back with a bang and the nation began making early predictions as to…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 08/26/2016 Categories: Blog full article
What's going to work? Team work!
The Juniper team has been gripped by the Rio Olympics. Most mornings during our team meetings, we catch up on the previous day’s events, and of course the great success of Team GB so far! Yesterday, our focus was on the Team GB’s Men’s Rowing 8’s responses in a BBC interview with Hazel Irvine on…
By: Cathy Marinacci, Learning & Development Specialist 08/16/2016 Categories: Blog full article
Does your body language give you away?
After staying away from my university literature for over two years, I’ve recently rediscovered my love for all things language and linguistics. I picked up my well-thumbed copy of J.P Davidson’s Planet Word and sat in the sunshine. One hour later, it was like I’d never been away. The first section…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 08/01/2016 Categories: Blog full article
Negotiating for a win-win
“In business you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate” Source: Chester L KarassWe all negotiate to some degree every day - it’s something we do all the time at work as well as in our personal lives. All negotiations, be they agreeing on…
By: Michelle Welch, Learning & Development Consultant 07/21/2016 Categories: Blog full article
Networking with purpose
Networking is not just about business and selling, it’s about getting to know new people and building new connections. The summer social season is upon us so what better time to brush up our networking skills to make the most of these events? Many of us are unsure how to strike up a conversation…
By: Michelle Welch, Learning & Development Consultant 07/18/2016 Categories: Blog full article
Have you ever listened to a raisin?
I have read and heard so much about mindfulness over the last couple of years that I decided to look into it. I found a taster session in my area and went along to investigate... The evening kicked off with the group sitting in silence for two minutes. The instructor asked us to feed back to her…
By: Cathy Marinacci, Learning & Development Specialist 07/05/2016 Categories: Blog full article
Our Juniper birds conquer Race for Life’s Pretty Muddy 5km
Hell hath no fury like a woman in pink! And that was certainly the case last weekend… On Saturday 25th June, Marta and I tackled Race for Life’s muddy obstacle course in Stoke Park, Guildford, alongside 3,000 other women of the Pink Army. We climbed over, crawled under and ran through the obstacles…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 07/01/2016 Categories: News full article
Are you having a leadership mare?
I have learnt a great deal about leadership, and indeed the leadership within our team, in the past week. My teachers? Two horses named Disney and Perry. The day before our own leadership event in Somerset House, Nicki and I spent an afternoon in a stable with the Riding for the Disabled Association…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 06/22/2016 Categories: Blog full article
Boss versus Leader: Gallery
Missed our event at Somerset House last week? Here are some images of the evening: The 'Juniper birds' are on their way! We began with a drink (or two!).. ...Then begun the panel discussion on the topic of boss versus leader: There was a particular emphasis on personality styles: Have you…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 06/20/2016 Categories: Events full article
Boss versus leader - our event last night
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” - John Quincy AdamsLast night we held our annual networking event on “Boss versus leader – does it have to be one or the other? The topic roused thought provoking debate as we explored the…
By: Michelle Welch, Learning & Development Consultant 1 day ago Categories: News full article
Boss versus leader. Does it have to be one or the other?
“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” Theodore Roosevelt Although your position as a manager gives you the authority to accomplish certain tasks or objectives, this power does not make you a leader…it simply makes you the boss. There…
By: Michelle Welch, Learning & Development Consultant 06/06/2016 Categories: Events full article
Developing your personal brand
We developed a series of tips on personal brand for young insurance brokers - have you reflected on your personal brand recently?5 top tips to develop your personal brand Build your personal brand platform – ensure your social media accounts give a consistent representation of your brand. Get…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 05/27/2016 Categories: Blog full article
Mixing with negative people
“You are only as successful as those you frequently associate with” According to Thomas C. Corley, author of “Change your habits, change your life”, wealthy people avoid one type of person at all costs: pessimists. Corley goes on to write that "long-term success is only possible when you have a…
By: Nicki Kavanagh, Managing Director 05/25/2016 Categories: Blog full article
The professional shoe dilemma
My name is Jemma and I’m a shoeaholic. It’s not a secret, it’s pretty common knowledge amongst our team. When I buy a new pair of shoes, the whole office knows – I’ve even enlightened them to my favourite outlet site! I appreciate a good quality shoe and it disappoints me when women apply the “no…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 05/18/2016 Categories: Blog full article
Should you take more breaks?
It is not unusual to hear loud laughter or lively debates emanating from The Juniper Company offices. For anyone walking past, it may sound like we’re not working very hard, but in reality we’re a hard working group who just appreciate the value of a good break. Two weeks ago we decided to hold our…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 04/28/2016 Categories: Blog full article
Aligning your team for success
97% of employees and executives believe lack of alignment within a team impacts the outcome of a task or project. Source: Clear Company Many organisations invest a great deal of time carefully crafting a mission statement and corporate objectives in the belief that this will provide direction and…
By: Michelle Welch, Learning & Development Consultant 04/28/2016 Categories: Blog full article
Sticking to objectives
We recently held a webinar on sticking to objectives, the first Juniper Berries webinar of 2016. We shared our top tips and explored tools and techniques to make setting objectives a more rewarding and motivating experience. Objectives or goal setting can feel forced upon us - expected of us by our…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 04/04/2016 Categories: Blog full article
A day with Ginny Howe Eventing: An Equestrian Education.
The Juniper Co. is a proud sponsor of Ginny Howe Eventing and last week, Nicki and I popped by to see Ginny at Tweseldown Racecourse as she schooled four of her horses. Although originally from the country, I do not have an equestrian background. This became clear at a call of “Look at her boots!”…
By: Jemma Came, Marketing & Programmes Assistant 3 days ago Categories: Blog full article
Working from home
“Today I will be working from home” a declaration that once was considered in the office as a cop out, a day to sit in your pyjamas with your laptop on the sofa watching day time T.V.But…is there more to working from home than the perception of wearing fluffy slippers and drinking milky coffee?It is…
By: Michelle Welch – Learning & Development and Change Consultant at The Juniper Company 02/19/2016 Categories: Blog full article
Exciting things to come in 2016!
We hope you enjoyed your Christmas break and are now back into the swing of things once more. We are very excited about a number of projects on the cards for 2016, particularly the re-development of our website and Learning Centre system. Both will be completely overhauled to become more…
01/22/2016 Categories: News full article