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
Career fairs provide excellent networking opportunities for everyone involved and help businesses connect with future generations … and here’s why we (and you should!) get involved … Recognition  – Shropshire Chamber Award After winning the Business and School Engagement Award at the Shropshire Chamber Business Awards this year for our work with schools and children, we continue to support […]
by Rebecca Dutton
It’s that time of year again! Panto time! This year Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn is showing the magical, Arabian tale of Aladdin. Last year saw a Box Office smash hit with Mother Goose when more than 42,000 people attended the show – and Aladdin looks set to be just as big a bit. The theatre has revealed that 80 per cent […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A Shropshire hotel has launched its first full vegan menu following the success of its first all-vegan wedding. Staff at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge say feedback from the wedding was so positive a decision was taken to expand the vegan options available for diners. The wedding was held in July with the hotel working closely with the […]
by Rebecca Dutton
We love a bit of Elton here at J&PR and we can’t wait to head to The Place Telford to watch the debut of the new show ‘Forever Elton- The Greatest Hits’. We’ll be singing along to Yellow Brick Road, Crocodile Rock and Candle in the Wind on November 20 at 7.30pm. Performed by award winning film and classical composer, […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A couple born within minutes of each other celebrated their wedding at a Shropshire hotel on their 30th birthdays. Ben Ellis was born on October 5, 1989, at 6.30am and Célestine Onomo was born on the same date at 7.45am in France – just 15 minutes apart without the time difference! 27 years later the pair would meet on the […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A Shropshire cycling team has ended its season in style by achieving excellent results at two major racing events in the UK and Spain. Holohan Coaching Race Team saw top results in both the team and individual classification at the British National Hill Climb Championships and also in the overall classification of the Vuelta Majorca Masters stage race. The National […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A Shropshire woman who launched her own HR business just 18 months ago has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Niamh Kelly, from Shrewsbury, is one of 11 finalists named in the Best New Business category in the National Business Women’s Awards – now in its second year. The winners will be named at a special ceremony in London […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A Shropshire firm is urging owners to toughen up on motorhome security as they prepare to put them into storage for winter following a spike in thefts over the summer. Motorhomes are highly desirable targets for thieves and bosses at Bulldog Security Products, based in Much Wenlock, today said many of these thefts could be avoided by taking a few […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Youngsters will be giving their rendition of “Let It Go” as a Shropshire hotel hosts a Frozen-themed children’s afternoon tea to celebrate the launch of the second film. Staff at The Best Western Valley Hotel will be hosting the Frozen themed afternoon tea on Sunday, December 1st – following the first screenings of Frozen 2 on November 22nd. Entertainers from […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A head chef is marking 25 years service at a Shropshire hotel with a meal – cooked by someone else! Barry Workman is head chef at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge and this year marks a double silver celebration for the family as wife Helen completes 25 years working at Broseley Medical Practice. The Valley Hotel has the […]