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 Shropshire telecommunications firm has lifted two awards – recognising its ‘world-class customer support’. Pure Telecom, based in Shrewsbury, has won the O2 Customer Service and Digital Awards, marking the firm’s ‘extraordinary hard work and dedication over the past 12 months’. The news forms part of a double celebration for Pure with the company being shortlisted for two more national […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A Shropshire festival specialising in free-from foods and those suffering with allergies will also boast a free-from technology children’s area – complete with cardboard city! Frestival will not only be a day to learn more about free-from lifestyles and see some top Shropshire chefs in action but it will be a day for the family to be able to be […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Film, theatre and television star Shane Richie will play Archie Rice in a brand new production of John Osborne’s The Entertainer. Chosen as one of the greatest plays of the 20th century by Michael Billington, the show will come to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn from November 18 to 23, 2019. In the play, set in 1982, Archie Rice is a washed-up […]
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 […]