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 Simon Alton
A project which supports families of children with disabilities or additional needs is being expanded in Telford after securing more than £330,000 of lottery funding. The PODS (Parents Opening Doors) Parent Carer Forum provides a variety of support for families in the Telford & Wrekin area, and the funding boost will help create two new jobs as well as increasing […]
by Kirsty Smallman
A Shropshire care company is raising money for Blood Cancer Awareness Month after its managing director was diagnosed with the disease. Steve Harris runs Sentinel Care Services, based at Stafford Park, Telford. He is battling Myelodysplasia, a blood cancer known as MDS, which causes a drop in your number of healthy blood cells. The care company is holding a fundraising […]
by Kirsty Smallman
A documentary film-maker will be hoping to reveal some of the answers surrounding a debilitating illness when the Shropshire ME Group stages its annual conference this month. The group was set up to help those people affected by ME – Myalgic Encephalopathy, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome. The annual conference will be held at Bayston Hill […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire company has pledged its support to an inaugural literary festival in the county. Shrewsbury Festival of Literature will take place throughout the town between November 25 and 27 and organisers have already announced a host of big names for the weekend. One of the highlights of the weekend will be the appearance of historical novelist Lindsey Davis and […]
by Simon Alton
A Shropshire taxi firm’s customers are enjoying a prizes bonanza worth hundreds of pounds as the company says thanks for backing a new service. The prize draw was put together by Go Carz, the county’s largest private hire firm, and celebrates the successful launch of a new app by the company aimed at improving service. The app makes it more […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A new cycling team set up in Shropshire is celebrating a successful first season after its members reached top positions in four different disciplines across the country. Rhino Velo Racing, a team mentored by well-known Shrewsbury cyclist Mike Jones, is climbing high in a number of cycling league tables. Team member Matt Davies celebrated a double victory recently. On Saturday, […]
by Simon Alton
Business owners and managers are being invited to a free employment law update being held in Telford on October 6. The seminar is being organised by Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors, and delegates will have the opportunity to arrange a one-to-one meeting with an employment law specialist following the event. John Merry, head of employment at Lanyon Bowdler, said that the seminar […]
by Kirsty Smallman
A Shropshire carer is celebrating winning two awards – one of which comes after she sang gospel songs to a very ill client in a bid to keep her calm after suffering a seizure. Vanessa Lewis, 26, has been recognised for her outstanding work for Sentinel Care Services, based at Stafford Park in Telford. She picked up the Star Carer […]
by Simon Alton
Leading Ludlow estate agents, Nock Deighton, have celebrated a double whammy at the company’s annual awards ceremony. The team at the Ludlow office were presented with the coveted ‘Top Office Shield’, and the Chairman’s Award for the Employee of the Year went to Ludlow’s senior negotiator, Debbie Perrott. As a company, Nock Deighton has experienced a particularly buoyant year and […]
by Simon Alton
A school in Shrewsbury is holding a series of free “stay and play” sessions for young children throughout the rest of this year. Prestfelde School, in London Road, is inviting parents to bring their children along to the fun sessions within the school’s nursery grounds, with the first one starting on Friday September 30. Emma Thelwell, head of Little Prestfelde, […]