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
As pupils have started to settle into new schools across Shropshire – so teachers are doing the same. And at Thomas Adams School in Wem it’s the core subjects which are in focus this year. The school in Lowe Hill Road has welcomed five new members of staff to teach English, maths and science. Head teacher Liz Dakin said: “Having […]
by Dani Wozencroft
Like many teenage girls I read Pride and Prejudice, I watched the film and I fell in love with Jane Austen. I then went on to read other Austen novels and watch the film adaptations – but I never had the chance to see any on the stage. So when I spotted that Emma was on at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury I […]
by Rhea Alton
Choosing the right wedding dress is undoubtedly the single most difficult decision any bride-to-be will face. With that in mind most will spend hours trawling through bridal magazines, making notes on the latest celebrity weddings and visiting dozens of designer boutiques in search for the perfect dress. And newly-wed Noosha Doley was no exception accept her wedding dress inspiration didn’t […]
by Rhea Alton
The Shropshire air will be filled with the sounds of one of the county’s top ceilidh bands as a new woodland area is officially opened at Wroxeter. Traditional ceilidh entertainment band Wild Cedric will perform at The Wroxeter Hotel open evening tomorrow (September 17) when the gates open to showcase the brand new tipi and woodland area created at the […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Every office has somebody who says “yes” to everything – that person at J&PR is me! (Kirsty!) So it came as no surprise to the team that we were signed up to the Macmillan World Championship Coracle Race. So did we practice? No! Did we watch videos to learn a technique? No! Did we know what to expect? No! We […]
by Kirsty Smallman
I’ve learned three things this week…   Don’t ever call your personal trainer “predictable” as he will then introduce much heavier weights or a new exercise you really didn’t predict. Don’t invite your personal trainer to be a guest speaker at a business networking event (www.telfordbusinessclub.com) and wear your tightest trousers as he will then ask you to be his […]
by Rhea Alton
A range of courses to enhance business development and increase employee skills and knowledge are on offer for Shropshire organisations. Run by Caradoc Medical Services the training sessions will take place at the conference centre in Longbow Close, Shrewsbury. Among the courses available are basic, intermediate and advanced Powerpoint, Word and Excel training, project management, problem solving and decision making, coaching skills and […]
by Rhea Alton
Around 1000 people in a small Powys village now have access to a defibrillator thanks to out of hours provider Shropdoc. Bronllys is a village at the foot of the Black Mountains between Brecon and Talgarth and a fifth of the population of around 1000 are aged between 60 and 80 years. The community hall within the village is used […]
The end of an era!
04 Sep 2015
by Rhea Alton
So today marks the end of an era for many of us at the J&PR office as our five-year-olds complete their final day at preschool. A few tears have already been shed and there’s no doubt a few more will follow in a couple of hours time when we do the final ‘pick-up’. You see watching our little boys give […]
by Simon Alton
Working parents are struggling to cope during the summer holidays according to a national charity, which has warned that the current system is at breaking point. The Family and Childcare Trust found that every single council area in the West Midlands – including Shropshire – did not have enough childcare places during the school holidays for children aged 12 and […]