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 learning support assistant at a Wolverhampton school has been inspired to become a teacher after working alongside students while studying herself. Jessica Gray, 28, of Merridale, Wolverhampton, spent four and a half years studying for a PhD at the University of Leeds. And for the past year and a half she has done this while working at Smestow School […]
by Simon Alton
A trainee programme at a professional law firm in Shropshire is flourishing, with managers pledging to continue their commitment to developing talent. The latest trainee solicitor to join Lanyon Bowdler is Lucy Todd, who is currently based in the commercial property department but will gain experience across all of the firm’s specialist areas during her contract. Lucy read Law and […]
by Kirsty Smallman
As a child we headed to Devon and Cornwall and the first few years as touring caravan owners my husband and I have also travelled in the same direction. But what we have quickly realised with two young sons who are competing in BMX racing at National level you go where the BMX racing takes you! So in just three […]
by Kirsty Smallman
A leading Shropshire hotel will be offering a new place to work, host meetings and network for the Telford business community from next month. The Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge will be holding a special event to officially launch its £10,000 new internet system at Telford Business Club on July 12. Bosses at the hotel will then offer an area of […]
by Rhea Alton
Shropshire’s out of hours GP cooperative, Shropdoc, has celebrated its 20th anniversary with a special charity fundraising ball. The celebratory dinner took place at Shrewsbury Town Football Club on Friday June 24, and raised nearly £400 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Current Shropdoc chairman, Dr Russell Muirhead, made the main speech to staff and assembled guests, while Dr Nick King, one […]
by Simon Alton
A Shropshire man believed to be the longest-serving teacher in the history of his school is retiring after 42 years of “dedicated and inspirational” science teaching. Keith Bell, 65, has been a science teacher at Prestfelde School in Shrewsbury since February 1975, a post he was offered after a spell as a temporary teacher there the previous year. Mr Bell, […]
by Simon Alton
A new employment law specialist has joined a Shropshire law firm as the team expands to meet the growing demand from businesses across the region. Fabienne McAllister has joined the employment team in Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors’ Telford office, and brings a wealth of experience to the role. Fabienne is bilingual in French and English, having trained and worked in London […]
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 […]