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 rising musical star is set to be uncovered thanks to a Shropshire estate agent. The Nock Deighton Challenge for Young Composers aims to find the next Bach, Mozart or Beethoven and forms part of the annual Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival. With the estate agents’ sponsorship now in its fourth year, it has taken on an extra significance […]
by Rhea Alton
A hint of Easter will be in the air at a Shropshire hotel next month as it showcases its Spring wedding packages to the county’s brides and grooms to be. Although Easter has long gone for most people the staff at The Wroxeter Hotel, based between Shrewsbury and Telford, have been thinking about eggs, chicks, bunnies and spring blossom colours! […]
by Rhea Alton
In the computer world it was the year Apple first launched its iconic iMac and apparently the year Bill Gates was hit in the face with a cream pie but for one Shropshire businesswoman 1998 marked the beginning of her IT company. But fast forward a few years and Katy Jones and her business partner Paul Coulthard-Jones are now celebrating […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire-born advertising manager is taking on an epic 130 mile run along the Shropshire Way with a group of running mates, to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity’s Shropshire Branch. Peter McCarthy, whose parents still live near Wem, will average over a marathon a day (around 28 miles) with his team to complete the 130 miles within […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Hundreds of job seekers from students to managers are set to turn out at a top Shropshire hotel recruitment evening as bosses prepare for the busy wedding and tourism season. The Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge is looking to fill a number of roles and bosses hope the event, which runs from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday July 7, […]
by Kirsty Smallman
The great British weather is playing its usual tricks again – rain, thunderstorms, sunshine and everything else in between. But families who own a touring caravan or hire their own accommodation in the UK pretty much take it on the chin and as long as the wellies and waterproofs are packed it really makes no difference to the fun which […]
by Rhea Alton
Big changes are in store for an outstanding Telford nursery over the space of just three days. ABC Hadley is based within Hadley Learning Community but will move to a new area of the school site during the first weekend of July. Staff will be hard at work after the nursery shuts at 6pm on Friday July 1, to get […]
by Rhea Alton
Here at J&PR we’re committed to getting ourselves involved in the Shropshire community as much as possible, so we’re thrilled to announce we are one of the sponsors at this year’s Dyslexia Awards. We believe it’s vitally important for those with dyslexia – and the people who support them – to be recognised for the good work they do. There […]
by Simon Alton
A project in Shropshire aimed at helping students with their debating skills is looking for more mentors. More than 100 pupils have taken part in the Debate-Ed programme since it was set up less than a year ago. The project was launched by Holly Edwards, a trainee solicitor at Lanyon Bowdler, and she is now calling on more sixth form […]
by Rhea Alton
A showroom displaying handmade home accessories which have been crafted by a Shropshire businesswoman from designer fabrics will open to the public again next month. Sarah Cavendish, owner of The Loft at More Hall near Much Wenlock, will throw open the showroom doors on Thursday, June 30, between 10am and 2.30pm. She is also planning another sale on Thursday, September […]