Jones Bros supports the National Eisteddfod to help prepare site for arts festival15th Aug 2017

Organisers of the 2017 National Eisteddfod used heavy plant sponsored by Jones Bros to help put infrastructure in place for the event.

The civil engineering company is a long-time supporter of the annual arts event and continually seeks new ways to partner with the organisers.

For example, in 2015, young people who visited the Eisteddfod were encouraged to have a go at building a model suspension bridge. The 15-metre bridge is owned by the Institute of Civil Engineers and maintained by Jones Bros.

The National Eisteddfod is a celebration of Wales’ language and culture and visits North and South Wales on alternate years. The 2017 event took place in Bodedern, Anglesey, from August 4 to 12.

For this year’s event, a 13-tonne excavator, a roller, and a telescopic handler were hired to the event organisers by Jones Bros, saving the charity money on its plant hire bill.

Eisteddfod personnel used the machines to lay stone and construct roads to create the temporary showground on a greenfield site in the north of the island.

Jones Bros regional manager, North Wales & the North West, Hefin Lloyd Davies, said: “The company is a firm believer in giving back to local communities where it operates.

“We’re proud to be associated with the construction of infrastructure for the 2017 National Eisteddfod.

“This particular sponsorship is especially relevant, as we’re supporting a community with lots of connections to many of our employees and their families. I took a week’s leave to attend with my family, and I know a number of colleagues who also visited.”

National Eisteddfod head of technical operations, Huw Aled Jones, said: “We’re pleased to have worked again with Jones Bros, which has helped us out regularly over the last few years.

“We’re glad of the support and for the very good co-operation between its team and our operatives.”

Watch the 2017 National Eisteddfod promotional video.