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
It’s not what you normally expect at an agricultural show, but artificial intelligence and robotics will be an exciting new feature at this year’s Newport Show. For the first time the popular show, at Chetwynd Deer Park on July 13, will have a Harper Adams University Innovation Zone which aims to showcase how agriculture is moving forward. The futuristic zone […]
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 alternative approach to the school leavers’ prom has been launched at a Shropshire hotel to give youngsters and their parents a break from the “pressure”. Staff at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge have created a range of packages that will ensure anyone and everyone can attend a prom – without the pressure of buying the perfect dress, […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Leading telecommunications company Pure Telecom has lifted a prestigious national award for a third successive year. The Shrewsbury-based firm has now won four awards this year and its most recent success was accompanied by a ‘highly commended’ in a second category at the Comms Dealer Sales & Marketing Awards gala event held in London. Pure won the Reseller Sales Team […]
by Simon Alton
Visitors to this year’s Shropshire County Show will be wowed by a special Shropshire Young Farmers’ 75th anniversary float parade and marquee celebrating the much-cherished world of children’s TV and books. The theme for this year’s Shropshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (SFYFC) float parade and marquee is nostalgia, as it marks 75 years since its foundation. Visitors to the […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Shropshire’s first ever ‘free-from’ festival will this week open its gates to thousands of visitors from across the Midlands and beyond. Specialising in raising lifestyle awareness, Frestival is the first event of its kind in the region and will take place on May 18 at the Greenhous West Midlands Showground from 10am. Free-from chefs will be taking to the cookery […]
by Rebecca Dutton
The Wildcard Theatre Company, involving two people from Shropshire, will bring their award-winning theatre hit to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn in June. Electrolyte, directed by Olivier award-winning director Donnacadh O’Briain, is written in entirely spoken word poetry and underscored by instrumentalists, who integrate live music with expert storytelling. The show follows Jessie, who having recently suffered a family bereavement, meets singer-songwriter […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Dedicated environmentalist Sam Winterflood will be talking to families about how to minimise plastic in their lives at Shrewsbury’s first  ‘free-from’ festival. The 27-year-old recently opened the Green Options Zero-Waste store in Shrewsbury’s Darwin Centre with his business partner Lillie Lockwood. And Sam will be at Frestival in Shrewsbury on Saturday (May 18) to talk about the single-use plastic free […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Thousands of families across Staffordshire are encouraged to ‘save the date’ for the annual County Show as part of their half term programme of fun. Organisers of Staffordshire County Show said the two day half term event on May 29 and 30 was the perfect opportunity for a day out for all members of the family. The show programme is […]
by Rebecca Dutton
An interactive education roadshow which only appears at a handful of events each year will be part of this year’s Staffordshire County Show, it has been confirmed. The National Farmers Union (NFU) Let’s Talk Farming Discovery Barn, designed to enthuse children to learn about agriculture and where their food comes from, will be in place at the half term show […]