Celebrating our clients’ success – Janine Pattison Studios

October 22, 2015

We are delighted to share with you our client’s wonderful news.  We have been working with JPS for 5 years, most recently on our FASTER Growth Programme which involved co-creation of their 3 year business strategy and implementation plans.

JPS Homegrown Talent

The grass really is greener on the other side!

September 28, 2015

Janine Pattison Studios (JPS) featured at Aspirin Business Solutions’ latest seminar and shared their novel approach to running a business which attracts and retains both high-quality clients and a powerful, cohesive team.

With a unique combination of humour and creativity, Janine, Denise and their team of vibrant garden and landscape designers not only treated guests to popcorn, but also an exclusive behind-the-scenes film-inspired insight into this successful high growth business, which is driven by innovation.

Seminar attendees at the Aspirin Business Studios - garden designed by Janine Pattision Studios

Seminar attendees at the Aspirin Business studio – garden design by Janine Pattision Studios



With a clientele that includes heads of global businesses, premier league footballers and TV celebrities, JPS are renowned for their highly creative and stylish landscapes. Their projects range from cutting-edge contemporary gardens in and around the Sandbanks area (including a rather unique Huf Haus) to country estates in the New Forest.

They attribute their success, in part, to Aspirin Business Solutions who are co-creators of their growth strategy and talent development. In addition to JPS, Aspirin Business Solutions’ clients include owner-managed, often technical, businesses throughout Dorset and nationally they include both John Lewis and Waitrose.

Denise Wright, Managing Director at JPS, says, “Our work with Aspirin over the past five years has all been about consolidating our personal ethos about owning and running a business. A great team brings with it, besides great energy and happiness, a roster of great clients. Sue, Heath and everyone at Aspirin have played a central role in helping us to embed that philosophy into the culture of JPS”.

As well as being a mlakeside-1ulti-award winning practice that attracts high calibre clients, JPS have created a tremendously talented & proactive team.

To achieve this, they’ve developed a refreshing & challenging approach to recruitment, established the JPS Academy for ongoing training and fostered a culture of respect and trust, alongside creativity and professionalism. For instance, team members were given the opportunity to manage the day-to-day business of JPS, which has provided a fantastic opportunity to develop their management skills and experience.

Managing Director of Aspirin Business Solutions, Susannah Brade-Waring, says, “Working with JPS is always a pleasure. They certainly push the boundaries of tried and tested methods of management and, as a result, are achieving profitable high growth with a team that inspired all the attendees at our seminar”


The next Aspirin Business event is a workshop on Motivation and Engagement on 18 November.

Fun, funk and £233 for Lewis-Manning Hospice

July 15, 2015

Thanks to everyone who supported our Fun, Funk and Fund-raising night yesterday.  Special thanks to Paul Kinvig, for donating his time and our hosts, The Goods Yard, for donating both raffle prizes and a proportion of takings from the set menu.

Paul @ Goods Yard Gig

Goods Yard gig






Goods Yard gig 2

Fun, funk and fundraising

May 29, 2015

Did you hear?  As part of the Lewis-Manning 100,000 Club, we’ve committed to raising funds towards their provision of free palliative nursing care to local people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

Join us, during June and July, to raise funds and have some funky fun:

Coastal Comedy 26 June 15

Fri 26 June eve – Hotel Celebrity, Bournemouth

If laughing till you cry is your kind of thing, and you’re not easily offended, check out Coastal Comedy.  This month’s headliner is Jarred Christmas, as seen on Mock the Week (BBC2) and 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4).

On the night, you could win 2 pairs of tickets and make a donation to Lewis-Manning, courtesy of our funny friend (founder, host and comedian) Adrienne Coles.

Tickets are selling fast. Book yours at www.coastalcomedy.com


Paul Kinvig - guitar

Tues 14 July eve – The Goods Yard, Broadstone

Foot-stomping, funky fun with our very own Paul Kinvig. Come along, sing along, shake your stuff – or just sit back and soak it all up.  Free event, donations to Lewis-Manning.  Listen to some of Paul’s songs here www.reverbnation.com/paulkinvig

The Goods Yard will donate some of the profits from a special ‘Food and Funk Menu’, should you wish to eat as well.  Email heath@aspirinbusiness.com to book your place.



About Lewis-Manning Hospice

The hospice promotes acceptance, hope and peace of mind in a safe and calming environment, helping people live well through their illness and beyond.

Patient's rooms overlook the view

Patients’ rooms overlook the view

A reminder life really is worth living

A reminder that life really is worth living

Renowned for its fantastic views, Lewis-Manning helps around 700 local people each year to LIVE with their illnesses and offer both physical and emotional support – from Better Breathing clinics to arts and craft classes.

Over the year, we’re committed to raising £1,000, which will pay for:

  • 10 days in day hospice,
  • 20 group physiotherapy sessions for 10 people,
  • 40 sessions of complimentary therapy, or
  • 100 three course lunches with wine – because sharing good food together is one of the keys to a life well lived.

Lewis-Manning is a registered charity, regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission.