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!

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 […]
by Simon Alton
Talented riders from a Shropshire BMX club are preparing to battle it out in this weekend’s British BMX Championships. Members of Wrekin Riders BMX Race Club as young as four years old have qualified for the British Championships after competing in the Midlands Regional rounds over the last five months. Olly Clarke, four, and Eddie Smallman, six, have both qualified […]
by Simon Alton
James Owen, 17, of New College in Telford, is on work experience at J&PR and told us this cracking tale of his starring role when the Queen visited Shropshire in 2012. Naturally we suggested he wrote a blog about it… As most students studied in the spring of 2012, working hard for their summer tests, I was called to the principle’s office […]
by Rhea Alton
James Owen has joined us on work experience this week. He is a student at New College Telford but works on more than just assignments…..here he tells us more: Being a student and being a novelist are more similar than one might first assume. Both require a large amount of time and effort on your part and both have someone […]
by Rhea Alton
I cannot count the number of friends and family who I have told they should set up their own business. Having done it myself, and worked with so many wonderful self-employed business owners in Shropshire, I have seen the successes and the benefits that can come with being self-employed. New figures published by the Office of National Statistics show the […]
by Kirsty Smallman
When my personal trainer from Ideal Fitness told me he was starting me on the intermediate level I thought to myself “what? Last week was only the beginner’s level?” Stuart Henderson, based on Stafford Park, had introduced me slowly to the world of Personal Training during the last four weeks due to my recent knee surgery but as the knee […]
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 […]