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 new Shropshire wedding venue has been announced a winner in the prestigious Wedding Industry Awards at a glittering ceremony in Birmingham. Shropshire Farm Weddings scooped the title of ‘Best Newcomer’ in the regional awards and will now go on to the national award ceremony in London in January 2017. The awards recognise and reward excellence in the wedding industry […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A Shropshire charity has praised the county’s Businesses for Children Awards for helping it raise its profile in the year since it won an award at the ceremony. The Harry Johnson Trust was declared the 2016 winner of the Children’s Charity Award, which recognises Shropshire charities helping to improve the lives of children and young people. Since then, Sally Johnson, […]
Oh yes its panto time
21 Nov 2016
by Rebecca Dutton
Yes it’s that time of year again – panto time! And who doesn’t love a good pantomime! This year’s production of the fairy-tale classic Cinderella at Theatre Severn already looks set to be another huge hit. And you may have seen these characters wandering around Shrewsbury with rehearsals now well underway before the opening night on November 30. The show […]
by Kirsty Smallman
A Shropshire garage will be filled with the sound of music as a county orchestra featuring 30 musicians performs a live concert in their workshop. The Bridgnorth Sinfonia will perform a complimentary concert for an audience at David Dexters on November 20. The huge workshop on site at David Dexters, an independent garage based in Stanley Lane, Bridgnorth, provides the […]
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 […]