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
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, […]
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 […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Two students in Tanzania are getting their education paid for – thanks to parents at a Shropshire school. Ellesmere College Parents Society (ECPS) has committed to sponsoring Lomnyaki Ezekiel Laibunye and Estomil Issaya Lekundayo to the sum of  £125 a year throughout their six year senior schooling in the African nation. ECPS have made a donation to the Monduli Green […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A former county High Sheriff has been appointed president of the charity behind Shrewsbury’s successful flower show. Richard Burbidge, who has been appointed the president of Shropshire Horticultural Society, was named High Sheriff of Shropshire in 2011 having been appointed Deputy Lieutenant in 2007, and was awarded an OBE for services to industry and the community in 2004. Mr Burbidge […]