Leading civil engineering firm Jones Bros featured on BBC Radio Wales’ ‘Wales at Work’ programme to discuss the past, present and future of the business.
The feature explored the history of Jones Bros and how it has expanded into a major civil engineering firm carrying out work across the UK.
BBC reporter Chris Dearden visited Jones Bros’ Ruthin headquarters and interviewed chairman Huw Jones, director Ruth James and managing director John Dielhof.
They spoke about Jones Bros’ involvement on the A55 North Wales highway in the 1970s, and its commitment to further growth.
Brothers Glyn and Elwyn Jones, who founded Jones Bros in the 1950s, started out by purchasing and operating plant machinery in the North Wales area.
A boom in the industry during the 1970s and 80s meant significant growth for the firm, establishing Jones Bros as a leader in civil engineering.
Today it works on renewable projects including Pen y Cymoedd, the largest onshore wind farm in England and Wales, as well as highways in the UK.
During the feature, managing director John Dielhof spoke about Jones Bros’ plans to continue its investment in training and up-skilling employees including apprentices.
He said: “We’ve expanded significantly in the past few years and are in a good position to build on our success.
“Our main objectives are to carry on providing employment to local people, and to continue to deliver high-quality profitable work with a clear emphasis on health and safety.
“Our team is ambitious, but Jones Bros is still very much a family firm and that brings a togetherness which is important for our future growth.”
The feature was broadcast on Thursday 10 March on the Wales at Work programme, a weekly business magazine show presented by BBC business correspondent Brian Meechan.
The broadcast followed a recent interview on BBC Radio Cymru and a visit from secretary of economy and infrastructure Ken Skates AM.
Founded in the 1950s, Jones Bros operates across the UK in sectors including construction of waste management facilities, highways and renewable energy projects such as wind farms.