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 Dani Wozencroft
Do you ever have those conversations in the office when someone says how much exercise they do and it turns into a bit of a motivational session where you all agree to do/you should do more exercise? Or even worse – when someone suggests you should all do some sort of exercise together as a group? Well, that happened at […]
by Simon Alton
Movers and shakers from the business community got ringside seats for the 2015 Budget at a special event organised by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Shropshire. The budget lunch took place at The Wroxeter Hotel, near Shrewsbury, on Wednesday (July 8) to coincide with the Chancellor’s Budget speech in Parliament at 12.30pm. J&PR were there to listen to […]
by Simon Alton
Like most people in the UK, I become a huge tennis fan for the duration of Wimbledon and try to catch as much of the tournament as possible. As proud parents to two boys aged four and two, our TV is mostly dominated by Cbeebies, so I was pleased as punch when I managed to convince them that tennis was […]
by Kirsty Smallman
When your personal trainer says “Right last week was just a short introduction, this week we’ll be doing the full workout!” it’s enough to make you break out into a sweat before you’ve even started. I somewhat ached after my first PT session with Stuart Henderson of Ideal Fitness last week and now he tells me that was the “introduction!” […]
by Kirsty Smallman
For those of you who know me you will understand how six weeks on crutches nearly killed me! No running up the street to collect the children from school, no driving, relying on others to take me everywhere and no “proper fitness”. Okay so I did my physio exercises but that wasn’t enough for me… indoor rowing, exercise bikes, cross […]
by Rhea Alton
I wouldn’t call myself a cyclist – not a proper one, not yet anyway. But I have always liked cycling. I remember my first bike well. It was a blue BMX Raleigh Burner and I loved it. You see, I’ve always been a bit of a tomboy so wanted a bike just like my brother. I cleaned it, looked after […]
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by Rhea Alton
Shropshire businesses aiming for future growth and success should be investing in training to help “grow their own” employees. That was the advice given to business leaders attending the first COGS Conference on Monday (June 15) at Shrewsbury Town Football Club. Key speaker Anita Bickerdike, managing director of Shrewsbury-based Positive Intention, said all businesses, large and small, needed to invest […]
by Rhea Alton
Social Media is something that we must grab hold onto and at the same time ensure that it works for our companies. It’s not about you pushing your message out there to everyone and anyone nor is it about to be on EVERY single platform available to you. It’s simply about having a conversation, telling a story and engaging with […]