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 J&PR director Rhea Alton Two years ago my mum was asked what her children did as careers and she was able to say all three ran their own companies. “I’m proud,” she once said to me, “You are all…….” “Entrepreneurs” I interjected….but she was actually going to say “so driven”. I was first to launch my own business with […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Turtle Doves had a fantastic time celebrating all things recycling at the National Recycling Awards, held at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, last week. We were up for two awards for Retail Recycler of the Year and Best Recycled Product categories and while we didn’t win, we’re delighted to have received recognition as finalists. With so many big businesses […]
by Rebecca Dutton
By Lisa Rowley Just over a year ago I made a life-changing decision – to leave my career as a journalist after more than 18 years. It was something I thought carefully about – after-all journalism had been a large part of my adult life so far. All my career I had worked for the same employer, Shropshire Newspapers but […]
What actually is PR?
13 May 2013
by Rebecca Dutton
A question we get asked a lot in our industry is ‘what actually is PR?’. It’s a good question because PR covers a wide spectrum – and it doesn’t stand for Press Release as some people think. So we are going to try and answer it – by telling you a little more about what we do……starting with what PR […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogster, Instagram, Flickr, LinkedIn, MySpace, Mailchimp, YouTube, Google Plus…the list of social media networking sites is almost endless. And if you’re not making use of them for your business PR, you are missing out on an invaluable tool to market your product to old and new customers alike. The digital world is also essential for keeping your […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Nearly 18 months ago a North Wales fleet manager was left needing emergency surgery after suffering a heart attack at the age of just 34. But now Adrian Binnersley, who is originally from Wrexham, has scooped a national unsung hero award after being secretly nominated by his boss at Jolly Good Van Hire for his dedication to the company. And […]
by Rhea Alton
Finally taking the big step into the theatre world with a toddler in tow was a move I had wanted to make for a while – and my hand was forced when Theatre Severn announced Milkshake Live was heading to the stage, and every mum I knew in a five mile radius seemed to already have a ticket!! I have […]
by Rhea Alton
There are plenty of people who believe Valentines is another commercial day forcing people to spend money when there is no need. But I am of the opinion that Valentines is what you make it. For me it is one day of the year when my husband and I reminisce about the fun and romantic things we did on February […]
by Rhea Alton
Rebecca Dutton has recently returned from three years in Canada and finds the snow experience in the UK a little different from her experiences in Saskatchewan…. When the first snowflakes fell this year, I found myself feeling excited. It was like being a small child again, enjoying the magic of watching the world disappear under a white blanket. I haven’t […]