What's happening?

Shouting about things is our bag, so this is where you can find what our clients have been up to, what's happening in our beautiful county of Shropshire, Team J&PR updates - and, of course, our PR and social media advice and tips!

by Simon Alton
Maths whizzes at a Shrewsbury school are celebrating their success in a national competition. Three of Prestfelde School’s pupils achieved a gold in the Junior Maths Challenge, putting them in the top six per cent of children across the country. And two have even been invited to sit a follow-on competition, the Junior Maths Kangaroo, which will be completed by […]
by Simon Alton
A deal to secure the future of a nationally-renowned Herefordshire sawmill has been hailed as “marvellous news” for the county. The charity, Woodland Heritage, is the new owner of Whitney Sawmills at Whitney-on-Wye, ensuring it continues to supply top quality timber to projects across the UK. The move has been welcomed by Herefordshire law firm Lanyon Bowdler, which helped in […]
by Rhea Alton
The launch of a new not-for-profit buying consortium will give dental practices across the UK the chance to access cost-effective supplies and services – saving them time and money. Shrewsbury based Caradoc Dental Services (CDS) will see standalone dental practices and small dental groups working with key UK dental suppliers to assist in productivity and save on costs. Jacqui Goss, […]
by Simon Alton
Businesses are being warned to be prepared for legal changes which could have major implications for how their commercial insurance policies are prepared. The new Insurance Act comes into force on August 12, 2016, and Nigel West, of Fiveways Insurance in Newport, said it was the biggest legal change the industry had seen for a generation. He said: “Current insurance […]
by Simon Alton
An award-winning cheese producer in North Wales is getting used to the taste of success after being hailed as “exquisite” in a national competition. Bodnant Dairy is used to picking up the plaudits and has now had its Bodnant Traditional Welsh Caerphilly rated as a three-star product in the Great Taste Awards – putting it among the elite from 10,000 […]
by Rhea Alton
In just a couple of weeks’ time they will be flying to Rio de Janeiro in search of gold medal success at the 2016 Summer Olympics – but for now the Team GB gymnastics team has enjoyed a much deserved farewell dinner at a Shropshire hotel. The team, which has been training at Lilleshall National Sports Centre – the home […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire director has spoken at a high profile summit in London about revitalising private healthcare for the 21st century. Digital marketing expert Helen Culshaw, who runs Shropshire-based Ascendancy Internet Marketing, was asked to speak at the Private Healthcare Summit 2016 at the King’s Fund in London. The summit was attended by over 160 key figures from the healthcare industry. […]
by Kirsty Smallman
A memory garden is to be created in the grounds of a Shropshire hotel so that families can plant a rose to remember their loved ones. The garden at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge will be open all year round for people to visit. The idea comes after an increase in the number of wakes at the family-owned […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire businessman has spoken at the House of Lords about his work to support primary care services within the National Health Service at a time of increasing demands on its resources and funding. Peter Masters, business manager of Caradoc Medical Services, based at Longbow Close, Shrewsbury, was invited to speak at the reception on possible solutions to the many […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire company has received an award for its work to support a county consortium that saves thousands of pounds for GP practices and businesses across the UK. J&PR, based in Wellington, received the Support to Caradoc Award at a ceremony held at Shrewsbury Town’s Greenhous Meadow on June 30. The public relations consultancy works with Caradoc Medical Services, a […]