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 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. […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Christmas officially arrived for me today as the first panto performance of the season kicked off at The Place in Oakengates, Telford. As a family with a three-and-a-half-year-old and a 20-month-old, we joined hundreds of schoolchildren from across the county to watch Cinderella. With flamboyant costumes and a show packed full of quality singing and dancing including a special song […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Taking a three year old and 18 month old to a theatre for a 90 minute show may sound like a nightmare to some parents but if you have read my previous blogs on Eddie and Archie’s experiences at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury then you’ll know what they do. They don’t talk, don’t move and simply nod when we check […]
by Kirsty Smallman
On Sunday I’ll be going on a time machine with my husband and two young sons. Okay so perhaps it won’t be a real time machine but in the eyes of my two young sons, aged three and 18 months, who will be watching Andy and Mike’s Tick-Tock Time Machine show at Theatre Severn it will be very real! We […]