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 Harriet Ernstsons-Evans
H G Wells fans are in for a treat when a one-man show rolls into town on his 150th birthday. Robert Lloyd Parry will bring to life the author’s classic science fiction novella The Time Machine on the stage in Shrewsbury on Wednesday, September 21, as part of a UK tour. Adapted and performed by Lloyd Parry, The Time Machine: […]
by Rhea Alton
You’ve finished your exams. Results day is a couple of months away. A long summer is ahead. Phew, you can take a well-deserved break. But, before you’ve had chance to read that book you said you were going to read, and tidy Granny J’s garden as promised, results day soon appears on the horizon. T-minus 7 days. Gulp. Bye-bye fun […]
by Simon Alton
Maths whizzes at a Shrewsbury school are celebrating their success in a national competition. Three of Prestfelde School’s pupils achieved a gold in the Junior Maths Challenge, putting them in the top six per cent of children across the country. And two have even been invited to sit a follow-on competition, the Junior Maths Kangaroo, which will be completed by […]
by Simon Alton
A deal to secure the future of a nationally-renowned Herefordshire sawmill has been hailed as “marvellous news” for the county. The charity, Woodland Heritage, is the new owner of Whitney Sawmills at Whitney-on-Wye, ensuring it continues to supply top quality timber to projects across the UK. The move has been welcomed by Herefordshire law firm Lanyon Bowdler, which helped in […]
by Rhea Alton
The launch of a new not-for-profit buying consortium will give dental practices across the UK the chance to access cost-effective supplies and services – saving them time and money. Shrewsbury based Caradoc Dental Services (CDS) will see standalone dental practices and small dental groups working with key UK dental suppliers to assist in productivity and save on costs. Jacqui Goss, […]
by Simon Alton
Businesses are being warned to be prepared for legal changes which could have major implications for how their commercial insurance policies are prepared. The new Insurance Act comes into force on August 12, 2016, and Nigel West, of Fiveways Insurance in Newport, said it was the biggest legal change the industry had seen for a generation. He said: “Current insurance […]
by Simon Alton
An award-winning cheese producer in North Wales is getting used to the taste of success after being hailed as “exquisite” in a national competition. Bodnant Dairy is used to picking up the plaudits and has now had its Bodnant Traditional Welsh Caerphilly rated as a three-star product in the Great Taste Awards – putting it among the elite from 10,000 […]
by Rhea Alton
In just a couple of weeks’ time they will be flying to Rio de Janeiro in search of gold medal success at the 2016 Summer Olympics – but for now the Team GB gymnastics team has enjoyed a much deserved farewell dinner at a Shropshire hotel. The team, which has been training at Lilleshall National Sports Centre – the home […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire director has spoken at a high profile summit in London about revitalising private healthcare for the 21st century. Digital marketing expert Helen Culshaw, who runs Shropshire-based Ascendancy Internet Marketing, was asked to speak at the Private Healthcare Summit 2016 at the King’s Fund in London. The summit was attended by over 160 key figures from the healthcare industry. […]
by Kirsty Smallman
A memory garden is to be created in the grounds of a Shropshire hotel so that families can plant a rose to remember their loved ones. The garden at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge will be open all year round for people to visit. The idea comes after an increase in the number of wakes at the family-owned […]