Jones Bros celebrates prestigious industry award wins14th Oct 2022

Jones Bros has won two awards for partnership projects Denbigh Colomendy Industrial Estate and the A487 Caernarfon and Bontnewydd Bypass.

The 2022 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Wales Cymru awards saw Denbigh Colomendy Industrial Estate Expansion win the Alun Griffiths Award for community engagement and the Caernarfon and Bontnewydd Bypass achieve the top honour with the George Gibby Award.

WINNERS: The Denbigh Colomendy Industrial Estate Expansion team, above, and the Caernarfon and Bontnewydd bypass group, main.

ICE is a professional membership body that works to raise theprofile of civil engineers, the projects they work on and inspire the next generation in the industry.

Judges from the ICE awards cited the Caernarfon and Bontnewydd Bypass as the best example of outstanding design and construction of a project costing more than £5 million.

The works carried out by The Balfour Beatty Jones Bros Joint Venture were judged to deliver traffic safety and economic and environmental benefits.

Jones Bros also received a special mention for supporting and engaging with the local community.

Hefin Lloyd-Davies, contracts director for Jones Bros, said: “Receiving the top award from the ICE is a huge milestone for the company and I’m so impressed with all who worked on the bypass.

“This kind of acknowledgement from the ICE is very prestigious, especially for a family-run business, as it truly reinforces the level of skills that our civil engineers and workforce have.”

Activity at the Denbigh Colomendy Industrial Estate scheme included enabling works for a future new waste transfer facility for domestic, trade and highway services, as well as the expansion of four additional plots for existing local businesses.

Dafydd Elis, senior contracts manager for Jones Bros, said: “To win the award for community engagement for our work on the Denbigh Colomendy Industrial Estate expansion is a huge achievement.

“The works we carried out are set to have a positive impact on the community, especially for the businesses at the industrial estate.

“ICE is one of the world’s most prestigious professional engineering associations, so for Jones Bros to receive recognition from them is quite the accolade.”

Established in the 1950s, Jones Bros owns one of the largest plant fleets in the UK and employs approximately 500 people.

The company is currently working on contracts in various sectors including highwaysflood and marine defencewaste management and renewable energy around the UK.

The company runs an award-winning apprenticeship scheme, which has produced nearly 50 per cent of its current workforce, with many of its senior managers having started out as apprentices or in a trainee role. It has recruited more than 100 apprentices during the past three years.