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
Shropshire’s businesses for children have been honoured at a glittering award ceremony and the J&PR team are extremely proud to have once again shown their support for the event. In its third year, the 2016 Businesses for Children Awards ceremony, held at the Park Inn Hotel in Telford, was bigger and better than ever – with jazz music, dancing and black tie glamour. First […]
by Dani Wozencroft
As well as working at J&PR I also work at a college teaching journalism, so the school holidays are always a chance for me to catch up with clients I haven’t seen in a while or get ahead on some of my accounts. I often forget it’s also a chance for a holiday – but this Easter I thought I’d […]
by Simon Alton
A Shropshire-based taxi firm is creating more new jobs at it continues to expand its service. Go Carz, which has more than 800 cars across Shropshire and the Midlands, is looking for new recruits at its call centre in Shrewsbury. Bosses at the private hire firm say a continued rise in demand for taxis means more staff are needed to […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire mum is giving up her time this Easter holidays to help children across the county prepare for their SATs tests.. Adele Conlon, mum to eight-year-old Finn and owner of family-run tutoring business Shropshire Tutor, will hold two Easter SATs Busting sessions over the school holidays. Miss Conlon, who set up her tutoring business three years ago and has […]
by Kirsty Smallman
A new “flexible space” has been launched at Shropshire’s largest independent furniture store after the company warehouse was moved to their second site in the county. Alan Ward in Shrewsbury previously held stock at the store on Ennerdale Road but recently moved the warehouse to a purpose built distribution centre on Battlefield Enterprise Park. Carl Johnson, managing director of Alan […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire networking group which supports women in rural enterprise has launched a new-look website with the help of one of its own members. Helen Culshaw and her team at Ascendancy Internet Marketing in Shifnal, have spent several months working with business leaders at WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) to develop the new interactive site, which keeps members up to […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shrewsbury-based football team – whose players are all aged 55 plus – is to purchase a life-saving piece of equipment thanks to a generous donation from a local painting firm. Andy Watkins, of Watkins Contractors, gifted the Shrewsbury Walking Football Club £1000 at a recent presentation held at the Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel and Spa. The funds will […]
by Six Ticks Support
Head housekeeper Clara Lagos may almost be 60 but she can still change the bedsheets faster than most of us can get our slippers on in the morning. In fact, the 59-year-old, is certain she can strip and remake a double bed in less than five minutes. She laughs out loud during her morning room rounds at the Mercure Shrewsbury […]
by Rebecca Dutton
We’re off to see the wizard…the wonderful wizard of Oz! And Sooty and friends are coming too! Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury has a real treat for children this Easter with The Wizard of Oz, starring Sooty, Sweep and Soo as well as Richard Cadell from CITV’s The Sooty Show. In Shrewsbury for one day only, April 7, I couldn’t help […]
by Kirsty Smallman
A half-a-million pound project to replace the entire roof of a landmark county venue has been completed in time for Staffordshire County Show. The work on Bingley Hall, at Staffordshire County Showground, has taken seven months to complete and could result in a 75per cent reduction in electricity use. The hall has been completely re-roofed, fitted with 50KVA solar panels […]