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 Rhea Alton
A family-run IT company is helping AFC Telford United stay on top of its game when it comes to technology. Shrewsbury-based Network Support Solutions has become the club’s official supplier of IT services, helping it to keep up to speed with all of its administration particularly on match days and player transfer deadlines. The company, based at Shrewsbury Business Park, […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Charities across Shropshire are being given the chance to showcase their goods and raise vital cash at the first charity Christmas market to be held at a leading county department store. It is the first time that Alan Ward in Shrewsbury has hosted the event and the company is now calling on charities to get in touch and book a […]
by Kirsty Smallman
A Shropshire energy expert has praised the expansion of a firm building extremely low energy homes. Claus Best, director at Shrewsbury-based Smart Energy Services, has hailed the new developments of energy-efficient company PYC, which will see a purpose-built factory constructed in Welshpool where houses can be prefabricated off site. This will shorten build times and minimise delays and weather disruptions. […]
by Kirsty Smallman
A Telford BMX club has seen a boom in youngsters taking to the track after hosting the British BMX Series in the county for the first time. Volunteers who run Wrekin Riders BMX Race Club in Dawley are now expecting an even bigger boom in numbers as Team GB BMX riders Liam Phillips and Kyle Evans take to the track […]
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 […]