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 Maria Wilkinson In June this year, we lost a much-loved family member to the ‘silent killer’ that is pancreatic cancer. Christine Goodwin was my husband’s aunt. You often hear the term ‘full of life’ used for people and in Christine’s case it really was true. She was an absolutely lovely lady and she is dearly missed. Despite it apparently […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Matthew Bullin One of the hottest topics of debate in the media currently is the tuition fees that students have to pay to their universities.  At £9,000 a year (plus living costs) it is an outrageously expensive endeavour for anyone who wants to gain a degree in this day and age. As a student myself having just completed my […]
Smile Like the Queen
03 Aug 2014
by Rebecca Dutton
Guest blog by Perfect Profiles A couple of months ago The Oscars Selfie went viral with the star studded picture of Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and other Hollywood celebrities being forwarded more than two million times on Twitter. Now it seems the Queen is getting in on the act after she ‘photobombed’ the Australian hockey teams selfie at the Commonwealth […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Matthew Bullin It has been widely documented that London 2012 was a little bit of a success.  A reason to be optimistic and happy, as the country revelled in the popularity of the Olympic Games on a worldwide level, as well as the extraordinary achievements of the GB athletes, most of which emerged from obscurity to become household names. […]
by Rhea Alton
With the Summer holidays here, thousands of us will be loading up the car and hitting the roads to head to our holiday destinations. If you are like me and the back seat will be filled with the sounds of bored children I bet you already have a list as long as your arm of things that need to be […]
Ditch that Scratch
25 Jun 2014
by Rebecca Dutton
Guest blog by Ace Car Care Has your car ever been scratched by a horse biting it? No..? Admittedly, that’s quite an unusual one, but you would be amazed at some of the stories behind the various scratches we see at Ace Car Care. It’s fair to say that scratches are one of the most common ways of damaging a […]
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 […]