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 Lisa Rowley I got my first proper camera – a Nikon 301 SLR – for my 18th birthday but it was a surprise present that did not get much use. To me f-numbers and exposure was all too complicated, another language, and no-one was really there to explain how it worked. It was not until nearly 20 years later […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Lisa Rowley It’s always the aim of any PR agency that clients get as much positive publicity as possible in order to generate more business and advertise what they do. We take pride at J&PR in what we do and make great efforts to ensure our news reaches as many people as possible. So it’s certainly rewarding for us […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Lisa Rowley It’s been nearly 18 months since I gave up my company car after leaving my job of nearly 20 years. Instead of buying another vehicle, which I didn’t necessarily need, I swapped four wheels for two – and I haven’t looked back. I’ve always had a cycle since I was young but it wasn’t until it was […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Lisa Rowley It’s that time of year again when Hollywood pulls out all the stops for what seems like non-stop awards ceremonies. Many directors and actors will have been working towards and preparing for this moment for many months. And as somebody who loves films and is a regular goer to the cinema it is something I look forward […]
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 […]