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 Kirsty Smallman I’ve always loved reading and I will read just about anything whether it be books, newspapers, magazines or the back of an empty biscuit wrapper. There is just something about the written word and as a former journalist I probably have a passion for it more than most. That’s why when my two boys were born I […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Lisa Rowley I’ve always loved going to the cinema from a young age when I’m old enough to remember going along to cult favourites such as Tron and ET. Then visiting a picture house was a difference experience when the main film was preceded by another movie, often made by the Children’s Film Foundation, and there was time to […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Lorna McCann I remember the night well. It was dark, windy and wet and I was sat in a small village hall in the coastal town of Buckie, located on the Morayshire Coast in North Scotland. I was surrounded by a dozen or so very weathered-looking, rosy cheeked fishermen. As a reporter, I was there of course, to get […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Lisa Rowley One of my favourite times of the year is fast approaching when young and old get the chance to shout and join in with a sing-song at the theatre. It’s behind you! Oh no it’s not! Yes, it’ll soon be panto season. I always look forward to what our theatres in Shropshire come up with to draw […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Kirsty Smallman My boys both love to travel in the car, especially if it’s a long journey as it usually means we are going somewhere exciting, such as camping or visiting a friend. As a mum to a two-year-old and four-year-old, I am always well prepared with a wide variety of toys, snacks, music and games to keep them […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Rhea Alton I’m no stranger to moving, in fact in the last three years my husband and I have lived in four houses. We moved from a two-bed terrace to a three-bed house in the country, then packed the home into storage and moved in with family for a few months, unpacked into a three-bed semi in a village […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Kirsty Smallman Toastie bags, mobile phone holder, hose pipe nozzle, photoframes, gourmet cheese grater, children’s books, stir-fry sauces, handmade chocolates and a gazebo – no not a list from the Generation Game but the contents of the carrier bags I arrived home with from Grand Designs Live at Birmingham’s NEC yesterday. And that didn’t include the endless list of […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By J&PR director Rhea Alton Breastfeeding is in the news again after a mum was asked by a train conductor to feed her child in the toilet. And I can totally understand the mum being upset and her reasons for not wishing to feed her child in the tiny toilet compartment of a moving train. But I also understand the […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Small businesses everywhere use Twitter to connect with existing and new customers. But it’s not just about increasing sales. It’s about fun, support, information sharing and making new friends. It’s a quick and easy way to tell people your news, receive customer feedback, market your product and interact with your customers. And it’s exciting. At J&PR, we know why Twitter […]
by Rebecca Dutton
It’s not often that the whole J&PR team comes together face to face so we were all very excited about a working lunch organised by our managing director Rhea Alton. But, as Rhea was nine months pregnant, we decided to hijack the event and turn it into a surprise baby shower with her friends at SoFood! Diner, Maple House, Telford. […]