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 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 […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A new face has joined the team at a family run pharmacy in Shrewsbury. Mandy Martindale of Hanwood, has taken up the role of medicines counter assistant at Lunts Pharmacy in Hereford Road. The 52-year-old previously worked at Rowlands Pharmacy in Bayston Hill for seven years before taking some time out of work. She said she is delighted to work […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Shropshire and Mid Wales is becoming a hotbed for entrepreneurs who are escaping to the country to live out their dream of succeeding in the hospitality industry, a leading commercial property expert said today. The region is a popular destination for tourists with a wide variety of B&Bs, hotels, caravan parks, cafes, restaurants and attractions all benefitting from the many […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A 12-acre commercial development could become the “gateway” to a North Shropshire town, commercial agents said today. The £1.2m prime commercial development land between Heath Road and the A41/A49 on the outskirts of Whitchurch is a fantastic opportunity for the town, according to James Evans, from Halls Commercial in Shrewsbury. The site is allocated as employment land, suitable for a […]
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, […]