The agricultural origins of the Jones Bros business were reflected in our latest community partnership.
We sponsored the main ring attraction at the 2017 Royal Welsh Show, where the record-breaking Kangaroo Kid drew big crowds.
The Kangaroo Kid, whose real name is Matt Coulter, is a stuntman from Australia, and wowed attendees during the week alongside his sidekick Paul Hannam.
The Royal Welsh Show, which ran from July 24 to 27, is regarded as the pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar, taking place in Llanelwedd, mid Wales. Many Jones Bros employees enjoy attending the event.
The Jones Bros business was established during the 1950s in north Wales, with roots in farming and agricultural contracting.
The second and third generations of the family now run the company, which today employs 350 people.
It provides civil engineering contracting and plant hire to public and private sector clients across the UK.
Director Ruth James said: “The Royal Welsh Show is a showcase of our fantastic Welsh rural culture and economy. Jones Bros is proud to be a supporter of an event which so many of our team enjoy attending.”
Visitors to the show could also see a vehicle from the company’s heavy plant fleet. The Volvo A30 articulated dump truck is normally used for hauling materials, earthmoving and waste handling. However, during the show week, the dumper along with a Jones Bros pickup was used as part of the impressive display involving gravity defying leaps and tricks.
The Kangaroo Kid performs his stunts on quad bikes, including one with roll bars, on which he has achieved many Guinness Book of Records entries throughout the years.
All pictures taken from Paul Hannam’s Facebook page.
Along with four days of livestock competitions, with entrants travelling from far and wide to compete, the Royal Welsh Show also held activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food and drink and a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays.
The Ruthin-based company’s success has been built on delivering quality projects safely. Working in many sectors including highways, infrastructure, energy, waste management and coastal and marine engineering, investment in the development of its people has been an important pillar of that success.
This approach has led to the establishment of its own accredited training centre.
Located in Ruthin, the centre concentrates on delivering bespoke training programmes for its staff. Our range of apprenticeship, higher apprenticeship, undergraduate and graduate schemes provides a solid start to a successful career in a range of skilled jobs and professions with the firm.