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 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 […]
by Kirsty Smallman
A glass slipper? Not really the footwear of the day in this torrential rain but it was the topic of conversation at Madeley Court Hotel today. Oh no it wasn’t? You’ve guessed it – Telford’s panto season is on its way with the arrival of the town’s own star Lucy Pollard as Cinderella. At just 19 years old and her […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Despite living in Shropshire all of my life I had never visited the Shrewsbury Vintage Steam & Vintage Vehicle Rally until today! The fact I am now outnumbered and have three men in my life (one husband who has the backing of a three-year-old son and a 16-month-old son) means the boys and their toys win! But this evening I […]