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
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 […]
by Dani Wozencroft
A new deputy care manager has joined the team at a Shropshire care company. Rachael Corbett, 33, of Pattingham, has taken on the role at Sentinel Care Services straight after leaving university. Based in the head office at Stafford Park, Telford, Ms Corbett has worked in the industry for three years. She said: “I was a community care worker before […]
by Dani Wozencroft
A Shropshire woman who helps people recover from loss has shared her knowledge with experts across the county – and looks set to start training people from all over the world. Phyl Edmonds, a Grief Recovery Specialist of Wellington, received a rapturous ovation when she appeared as an inspirational speaker at the Good Mental Health Works conference in Telford on […]
by Simon Alton
A new role has been created at a Telford charity to help cope with the demand for their services. Home-Start Telford & Wrekin, based in Wellington, is looking to recruit a new family co-ordinator. The charity supports parents raising children in difficult situations get the support they need to cope – and manager Caia Bryant-Griffiths said the new recruit would […]
by Simon Alton
An experienced business coach has been invited to join the Telford Business Board. Gary Halpin, who has helped hundreds of new businesses through his company, Good2Great, has joined the group as the Sector Champion for Entrepreneurship and Startups. Gary said he was delighted to be a part of the business board. “It’s a really strong group of private and public sector […]
by Simon Alton
A specialist debt recovery team at a Shropshire-based law firm is developing its services with a new manager taking the reins. Sian Samuel has been promoted to debt recovery manager at Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors and a new member of the team has also joined, with Lauren Weale taking up the role of debt recovery administrator. New manager, Sian Samuel, who […]
by Rhea Alton
Dozens of people turned out for an open day to raise the profile of a Shropshire charity – and helped to raise £300. The North Shrewsbury Friendly Neighbours, based in Castlefields, was set up in 2002 to provide localised one-off, short term and long term support for residents of the Shrewsbury area. Co-ordinator Julie Thomas and a team of locally-recruited […]
by Rhea Alton
The owner of a Shropshire pharmacy chain is backing doctors in their decision to prescribe over the counter drugs but has also urged patients to consult pharmacists more frequently for treatment of minor ailments. Martin Lunt, owner of Lunts Pharmacies which has sites in Shrewsbury, Pontesbury and Craven Arms, said by consulting pharmacists for coughs, colds and other minor health […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire insurance broker has been granted prestigious coverholder status with the world’s leading insurance market – Lloyd’s of London. Fiveways Insurance Group, based in High Street, Newport, was recently granted the status along with delegated underwriting authority for Equity Red Star (ERS) private car cover. It’s thought to be the only firm in the county acting on behalf of […]