What's happening?

We are based in the lovely county of Shropshire and although we work with clients in a wide range of surrounding counties, and virtually with businesses across the UK, we love where we live and love to shout about it.

Shouting about things is really our bag so this is the page where we tell you what our clients have been up to, what's happening in Shropshire, what's happening with J&PR - and of course our advice and tips!

by Rebecca Dutton
A Shrewsbury nursery has revealed plans to transform its site and welcome a new face to overhaul its offerings in 2020. The Hollies site in Sutton Road is the former home of Shropshire’s county training services and the new home of Childcare at The Hollies. In 2020 the three-storey building, which dates back to the 1860s, will be transformed into […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Students and staff at Ellesmere College are celebrating “outstanding” A-Level results with an overall pass rate of 96%. The results featured some highly impressive individual performances and more than 50% of all grades awarded were in the top A* A B grades, the threshold required for many Russell Group University places. In particular, Alistair O’Brien, from Llangollen, swept the board […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Staff at a leading Telford nursery are celebrating the triple after gaining a third Outstanding Ofsted report in a row after judges told them they are “inspiring awe and wonder in children”. It means ABC Hoo at Preston-upon-the-Weald Moors has never dipped below the Outstanding ranking since opening its doors in August 2013. The nursery is one of four in […]
by Rebecca Dutton
An annual national Art Exhibition at Ellesmere College has been hailed the best yet after a record number of people visited the event featuring more than 300 works of art from 70 acclaimed artists and sculptors. Now in its eighth year, more than 1,000 visitors were welcomed to the four-day exhibition, which included work by War Horse set designer Rae […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A group of current and former Shropshire students have been to Buckingham Palace to collect an award and meet royalty. Six students from Ellesmere College picked up their gold Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award at a special ceremony in May. Ellie Hutchings, Adam Crossman, Jemima Burgess-Thomas, Dylan Evans, Sam Nieto and Tom Hills also had the chance to speak to […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Students at a Staffordshire school are aiming to strike a chord with visitors when they stage a major musical extravaganza. The youngsters at St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, have been busy tuning up for the event which will feature all ages and a wide variety of styles of music in a packed programme of entertainment on June 12. It all […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A Shropshire College is aiming to raise £18,000 to help students in Tanzania get a better and safer educational experience. Students, staff and parents at Ellesmere College are aiming to raise enough money to provide four 30,000 litre water tanks and refurbish four classrooms at a school called Nanja in the African nation. And they’ve kicked off the fundraising drive, […]
by Rebecca Dutton
The headmaster of a Shropshire College has welcomed a visit by the Education Secretary to show him the transformation of an academy in Cheshire, which he oversaw. Brendan Wignall, who is chairman of the North West Academies Trust (NWAT) as well as headmaster at Ellesmere College, met Damian Hinds MP at Oak View Academy Winsford last month (April 26). He […]
by Rebecca Dutton
An experienced childcare practitioner is celebrating promotion at a Telford nursery after scooping a managerial role for the childcare group. Lucy Shaw, who started working as a nursery nurse 17 years ago, has been given the role of area manager at ABC Day Nursery. The outstanding Telford nursery chain has branches in Hollinswood, Hoo at Preston upon the Weald Moors, […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A Shropshire student scooped a sponsorship boost after impressing architectural design bosses during an impressive work experience placement. Caitlin Morgan, 16, from Grinshill near Shrewsbury, is a student at Thomas Adams School, Wem, and has her heart set on a career in architecture. She told Craig Marston, director of Ke-design about her plans to travel to Peru on a scheme […]