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 Kirsty Smallman
Touring caravans – love them or hate them? As a child who enjoyed annual family holidays and weekend breaks in one I loved them and as an adult with my own children I love them even more! So last year saw the arrival of our “third baby” Swift Stanley – the new touring caravan. We were lucky enough to enjoy […]
by Rhea Alton
A new business hub for sole traders and small business owners is to be launched at a Shropshire hotel. The hub will be located in the newly refurbished 1630s cafe bar at the Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel and Spa on Ellesmere Road. It is expected to attract a number of small business owners and sole traders on the look-out […]
by Dani Wozencroft
A Shropshire school pupil has been tipped as one to watch in future Olympic competitions after impressing on his first talent programme. “He’s going to do well your lad, don’t worry” the Olympic Talent Pathway coaches told Arran Eccleston’s proud dad Darran as they watched him practice his clay pigeon shooting. Just 12 months after his first shooting competition 14-year-old […]
by Dani Wozencroft
Charities across the UK could save money and raise funds at the same time thanks to a new initiative from a Shropshire business. Telecommunications specialists Fluid Network Solutions, based in Shrewsbury, has pledged to hand over 40per cent of any profits made back to a registered charity when they work together. The company, which launched 13 years ago and runs […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Two independent Shropshire businesses have teamed up ahead of the unveiling of a new development at an award winning country park. Plans to include twelve luxury lodges within the exclusive new development were finalised at The Retreat at Ashlea Pools Country Park in Hoptonheath, Craven Arms as bosses at Alan Ward in Shrewsbury were approached to furnish the first completed […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire hotel is to host its first mother and baby show with dozens of stalls available to help and provide for families from bump to five-years-old. The Wroxeter Hotel, near Shrewsbury, is holding the event on April 10 from 12 to 3pm to showcase the huge number of businesses in Shropshire which provide just what parents and parents-to-be need […]
by Simon Alton
The River Severn in Shrewsbury will be filled with the thrills and spills of world championship coracle racing later this year as a major charity event makes a welcome return. The Macmillan World Championship Coracle Race, sponsored by JT Hughes Hyundai, will take place on the afternoon of Friday September 16 – and teams are being urged to sign up […]
by Simon Alton
Dozens of students came together for a debating competition as part of a new project set up by a trainee solicitor at a Shropshire law firm. Holly Edwards, who works at Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors, created the Debate-Ed programme for sixth form students to mentor school pupils to develop their debating and presenting skills. The competition took place at Shrewsbury Sixth […]
by Simon Alton
More than 200 people from charities, health, and social care organisations joined legal specialists and families at a conference in Shropshire to discuss how brain injuries affect people’s lives. The conference, called Surviving Brain Injury: The Journey, was organised by brain injury specialists Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors and took place at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury. Among the speakers were medical professionals […]
by Rhea Alton
A major project to update and rejuvenate a historic country hotel on the outskirts of Shrewsbury is now complete. Peter Cashman, owner of the Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel and Spa, has injected significant amounts on investment into the 18th Century manor house  since acquiring it in November 2014. The ambitious project has included a complete refurbishment of the hotel’s […]