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
The owners of a historic Shropshire hotel have invested hundreds of pounds in upgrading four of its bedrooms and now the public are invited to have a go at naming them. The family-run Best Western Valley Hotel is located in the heart of the Ironbridge World Heritage Site. The property itself is steeped in history having once been the family […]
by Rhea Alton
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has seen an increase in need for support from the Shropshire Armed Forces community. This Spring, in a bid to meet the increase in need, SSAFA’s new Shropshire branch chairman – retired Brigadier Andrew Meek, has launched a search across the length and breadth of Shropshire to find new recruits to join its rank of […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire family going through a difficult time with their sick child will go on a much needed break thanks to money raised during the county’s Businesses for Children Awards. Guests at the ceremony, which was held last month at The Park Inn, Telford, raised £550 in a charity ‘heads or ‘tails’ game. The money went to the Harry Johnson […]
by Rhea Alton
I’ve always been a fan of UK-based holidays and even more so since our two boys arrived. With so much child-orientated paraphernalia it seems so much easier to just open the boot and literally throw everything in. There’s no worrying whether the suitcase will shut or whether it will be overweight at check-in and you can pack as many shoes […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire firm is organising a quiz night to help raise funds for young children suffering from the life-limiting condition Dravet Syndrome. Always Consult Ltd will stage The Big Quiz Night at the Kings Head pub in Market Drayton on June 9, at 7pm. Funds raised from the evening will be split between Severn Hospice and Toby’s Trust – a […]
by Rhea Alton
Sixteen-year-old Abbie Phillips, a student at New College Telford, joined the J&PR team this week on work experience. She is studying for a media qualification and has an interest in photography, art and music. She attended today’s Telford & Wrekin WiRE network meeting with account manager Lorna McCann and has reflected on what it was like to be in a […]
Good luck to Kelda!
21 Apr 2016
by Simon Alton
The team here at J&PR are proud to represent Kelda Wood, who is hoping to compete in the the 2016 Rio Paralympics next summer. Kelda Wood, from Shropshire, severely injured her leg in a horse riding accident causing her to give up the career she loved. But Kelda never gave up, she started working at the Battle Back Centre with […]
by Rhea Alton
All over Shropshire children are learning to read and write but the key to their success is down to the help of a few little ‘monsters’. Parents with children in primary school education will no doubt be familiar with words such as phonemes, graphemes, blending and segmentation. The vocabulary comes hand in hand with the phonics system of learning which […]
by Rhea Alton
From itchy eyes to sneezing fits and a continuous runny nose, there are plenty of side effects to hay fever. And now with warmer weather and high pollen counts, hay fever is really starting to take hold among sufferers. One Shropshire pharmacist is now providing information leaflets to customers to coincide with Allergy Awareness Week, which runs from April 25 […]
by Simon Alton
Councillors are “pounding the streets” in Telford to promote a new project to provide free masterclasses to help town centre traders boost their business. Telford & Wrekin Council is investing £1 million to help nine town centres across the borough through its Pride In Your High Street Fund. One of the projects included in the scheme is a major business […]