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 It’s always good to share knowledge and get some advice from your fellow businesspeople. So when we decided at Telford Business Club to mark our 25th anniversary we thought it would be great to get out and about for a taste of what our members did on their own turf. Bosses don’t always get the chance to […]
by Rebecca Dutton
 By Dani Wozencroft I wasn’t sure just what to expect as I arrived at my first business expo in Shrewsbury. Approaching the door with anticipation I simply saw lots of stands, lots of people and lots of products. But what would it actually be like? From bright coloured printed cushions to sparkling cupcakes, there was plenty to catch the eye. I had […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Dani Wozencroft I’m not very good with numbers, never have been. I am better with words, and I’m also quite nosey. Not really a surprise that I became a journalist then. Getting to meet new people, gossip about what’s happening with them and sharing that with others is not the way most people make a living – but it’s […]
by Rebecca Dutton
It’s always difficult for new businesses to find their feet but Telford and Wrekin Council has come up with a great way to help fledgling companies in the run-up to Christmas with a pop-up shop. The shop will be based in a vacant store in the High Street in Wellington as part of the council’s Invest in Telford drive to […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Rhea Alton The last time I went into the former Swan Inn in Frankwell I was armed with a pool cue and ready to make my mark on the Sunday league. Admittedly that was quite a while ago and I spent much of my visit concentrating on the pool table but I was still completely  unprepared for what awaited […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Maria Wilkinson When I was growing up, we had a family friend who, for as long as I can remember, had been described as ‘odd’ or ‘strange’ by those who knew him. It almost became the norm when anyone was talking about him. “Oh, I know who you mean – the weird one.” “Yeah, he’s a bit odd isn’t […]
by Kirsty Smallman
  My husband and I are always looking for inspiration on how to improve our home and like everyone we dream of that ‘Grand Designs’ style property. So in order to keep the dream at the forefront of our minds we’ll be heading to Birmingham’s NEC for this year’s Grand Designs Live presented by design guru Kevin McCloud. There really […]
Oh to be on stage!
03 Sep 2013
by Rebecca Dutton
When I was a little girl, all I wanted to do was dance in the Christmas pantomime. I used to watch little girls dressed in their tutus performing on stage and thought it looked absolutely magical. In some ways, my dream did come true. My ballet group auditioned for a local theatre group’s performance of Dick Whittington and I was […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Congratulations to J&PR’s two managing directors Rhea Alton and Kirsty Smallman, who have both been nominated for top business awards. The Biz Mums Conference and Awards 2013 will take place on September 14 at the Lord Hill Hotel in Shewsbury from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rhea has been nominated in the Exceptional Service category, sponsored by Work Life Better. […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Benn Parsons left the UK shores eight years ago after falling in love with Maite, who had been in England for only a few months as part of her university course. The pair now live together in La Vall De Uixo and run an English Academy catering for hundreds of students. When the pair return to see family, Maite also […]