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 Rebecca Dutton
By Rebecca Dutton At J&PR, we love local companies and support anything that keeps business in our county and helps our immediate economy. That’s why we are so impressed with Shrewsbury-based Ace Car Care’s new initiative to help county firms network and generate more business. The company has unveiled a ‘keep it local’ board, which displays the business cards of […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Lorna McCann Cycling has gone a bit mad here in Shropshire. A couple of weeks ago former British cycling champion Chris Boardman MBE rode into town and on Sunday past (May 25) Olympic gold medalist Joanna Rowsell MBE took part in the hugely successful Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix along with 130 or so amateur and professional cyclists from across […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Rhea Alton For many the Marriage of Figaro is the greatest opera ever written…or so the internet tells me. Mozart wrote it when he was 29 years old, an opera that uses comedy and pathos to highlight aristocratic power – a hot topic on the eve of the French revolution. For me The Marriage of Figaro was my first […]
Shout a little louder
10 May 2014
by Rebecca Dutton
Guest blog by Richard Buckle, director of Wellmeadow Consulting. Very soon Shropshire will have a new university. In fact, by September 2015 it will start accepting undergraduate students which means a few years after that there will be the first wave of graduates from the  University of Chester Shrewsbury Institute. It does then seem like the perfect time for businesses […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Guest blog by Pam Williams, of Ace Car Care. So three months ago we packed up, shipped out, and whipped round the corner to brand new premises on Shrewsbury’s Battlefield Industrial Estate. The site had undergone almost £100,000 refit and we have spent the quarter making it feel a bit more like home. With premises four times bigger than the […]
by Rebecca Dutton
From Wellmeadow Consulting Shropshire is a wonderful place to live and work and there are some great businesses based here doing lots of great innovative things. So why is it so hard to attract graduates? We have many aspiring youngsters here in Shropshire who are getting a fantastic education at one of the county’s many excellent schools. But soon they […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Kirsty Smallman Being a mother to a four-year-old and a two-year-old my husband and I can’t pass any Peppa Pig toys or promotional material without an “I want” from one of them. So when producers of Peppa Pig’s Big Splash live show announced it was arriving at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn I knew it was a show I would not […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Lorna McCann I have hayfever and I’m allergic to cats but that’s as far as it goes really. So, when we discovered my youngest little boy was allergic to cow’s milk it was a life changing moment for us all. Finn was three months old at the time and he was breastfed but he was a difficult feeder – […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Lorna McCann I don’t get the chance to go out much these days as I’m sure is the case with most parents who have young children. So, when Sofood! announced they were going to host a pop-up Italian night on February 28th it seemed like the perfect excuse to draft in the babysitters and join the rest of the […]