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
Kirsty Caldecott has joined the team at ABC Day Nursery as Lead Operations Manager for the Lightmoor setting. The nursery group, which marked its 26th anniversary in January, also has branches at Hoo in Preston-upon-the-Weald Moors, Hollinswood and Hadley Kirsty, 28, has an extensive background in childcare with previous positions at a children’s nursery in Wem, as well as being […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A Shropshire festival specialising in free-from foods and those suffering with allergies has lined up three top chefs for the event next May. Frestival 2019 will take place at the Greenhouse West Mid Showground on Saturday, May 18. Organisers are aiming to put on an event that allows people to access information about free-from foods and products, learn about free-from […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Our team at J&PR has been hosting PR training courses for years and with the digital world the courses now include social media and blogs too! All of these link in very nicely with your brand (No not just your logo!). Get any one of these wrong and it can be detrimental – we want you to get it right […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Shropshire-based telecommunications giant Pure Telecom has appointed a new Marketing Manager. Kate Oakley, 26, has extensive experience in marketing and joins Pure after working for two years as Marketing Executive at employee engagement expert Best Companies. Recently married Kate lives in Llansantffraid and says she was strongly attracted to Pure because of its strong reputation as a market leader and […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A Shropshire wedding planner is celebrating her own silver anniversary working at an award winning World Heritage Site hotel. Lisa Snape, marketing and sales manager at the Best Western Valley Hotel, has overseen weddings at the family-run hotel for the last 25 years. She has organised hundreds of weddings – watching couples begin their married life together from the picturesque […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Bosses at a Shropshire architectural design studio are celebrating after scooping a second county design and conservation award. Craig Marston, founder and director of Ke-Design with offices in Oswestry and Shrewsbury won the award at the Shropshire Council Design and Conservation Award. This year’s awards saw Ke-Design receive a commendation in the Domestic Extension category, for a modern timber clad […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A Shropshire networking club has presented a £6,000 cheque to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity after raising money for the organisation with a Christmas raffle. Members of the Severn Business Network, which promotes business growth in and around Shropshire, raised enough money to save two lives in the area, equating to the cost of two helicopter flights. The donation was […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A woman who used food to help heal her two children’s drastic health problems will speak at a Shropshire festival that celebrates free-from foods and how to help those suffering with allergies. Frestival 2019 will take place at the West Mid Showground on May 18. Organisers are aiming to introduce people to all sorts of free-from foods such as wheat, […]
by Rebecca Dutton
It’s not often that a comedy show is tinged with sadness but stand-up legend Stewart Francis’ farewell tour might have you holding back the tears – and not just from laughter. The star of Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Crackerjack will be performing his show Into the Punset as part of his farewell tour of the UK […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A group of 30 students and three teachers from a Danish School have made the most of a trip to see how education works in England. The students from Slotshaven Gymnasium in Holbæk, Denmark, have attended lessons, had lunch in the dining hall and heard a talk on the International Baccalaureate qualification at Ellesmere College. The 16 to 19-year-olds visited […]