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 Kirsty Smallman
Successful businesses need to rely on other firms and trades in order to keep at the very top level of efficiency – and one Shropshire company is providing a service that many of its rivals would love to copy.
by Simon Alton
A firm on the Shropshire border has landed an exclusive deal as distributors for an international sports brand which kits out footballers at Swansea City, Villarreal and Sampdoria. Bosses at Sarah’s Embroidery, based in Penley, near Ellesmere, said they were delighted to secure the distribution rights for Joma sports gear, which is a respected worldwide brand. Sarah Kay, business manager […]
by Rhea Alton
The success of the Team GB gymnasts in Rio will create a new generation of youngsters wanting to emulate Olympic medallists, according to the chair of the Independent Schools Gymnastics Association. June Walden said youngsters in schools are spurred on by the achievements of double Olympic champion Max Whitlock, Louis Smith, Nile Wilson and Amy Tinkler. She said: “More children […]
by Simon Alton
Panto stars from a top Shropshire show will be on hand when the Christmas lights are switched on in an area of Telford. The cast of Sleeping Beauty at The Place in Oakengates will be taking a break from rehearsals to join the residents of St George’s for the festive lights switch-on on December 2. This year’s panto runs from […]
by Simon Alton
A family-run Shropshire insurance broker is stepping into the 21st Century by becoming one of just a handful of companies in the UK to offer bespoke insurance policies for electric car owners.Nigel West, director of Fiveways Insurance Consultants Ltd, based in Newport, is launching a new division – Greenways Insurance Consultants – to provide the specialist electric car insurance packages.The […]
by Simon Alton
A Shropshire school is celebrating a remarkable double after making the final stages of two football competitions.Prestfelde School in Shrewsbury won the Midlands Regional IAPS football six-a-side tournament to book a place in the national finals in November at Repton School in Derbyshire.The school has also reached the last 16 in the country by beating RGS Worcester in the INVESTEC […]
by Simon Alton
A caregiver with a Shropshire company has won a special award after only being with the firm six months. Grace Oakley joined Sentinel Care Services, based at Stafford Park in Telford, in June and has proved such a hit with customers and staff during her short time in the job that she has been voted as a Sentinel Star Award […]
by Rhea Alton
Funding from a £1.5 million innovation programme is being ploughed into health services in Shropshire and Mid Wales, it has been revealed. Shropdoc (Shropshire Doctors Co-Operative Ltd) and the Powys Teaching Health Board have been selected by the Health Foundation to be part of its Innovating for Improvement programme. The £75,000 funding will be used to support a new project, […]
by Rebecca Dutton
An annual awards ceremony supporting top county businesses which cater for children and young people is calling for sponsors. The Businesses for Children Awards, now in its fourth year, shines a light on the hard work undertaken by those working across the county to support children and young people. Organisers are looking for sponsors to support a variety of areas […]
by Kirsty Smallman
A Shropshire pharmacist has highlighted the importance of the availability of epi-pens at its county branches after a pharmacist saved the life of a teenager in Ireland. The young woman suffers from a severe nut allergy and had descended into anaphylactic shock in the street. The pharmacist administered two life-saving adrenaline injections and the teenager was taken to hospital but […]