Jones Bros has enjoyed its most successful award-winning 12 months ever with a string of prestigious accolades for its work.
The family-run company has won or been nominated for a clutch of major awards by respected construction and environmental bodies, including the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Constructing Excellence in Wales.
The company's most recent success came this week when, together with joint partners Balfour Beatty, it took top prize in the Construction News environmental project category for its work on the £35m A487 Porthmadog, Minffordd and Tremadog bypass.
Other award wins in 2012 include:
- Gold award in the annual RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Occupational Health and Safety Awards
- Institution of Civil Engineers Wales – George Gibby Award – A487 Porthmadog Bypass – Winner in projects over £3m category
- Green Apple Award 2012 – Heavy Construction, Silver award
- Chartered Institute of Highways (CIHT) Major Projects Award – Highly Commended
Jones Bros was short-listed for:
- Constructing Excellence Awards – Integration & Collaborative Working, plus Project of the Year categories for the A487 Porthmadog Bypass scheme
- Association of Consulting Engineering Excellence – ACE Engineering Excellence Awards 2012 (large infrastructure category)
- Constructing Excellence Award - Project of the Year for the Tywyn Coastal Defence Scheme
Awards achieved during 2011 included the Stena Line and Daily Post Company of the Year Award; the IoD (Institute of Directors) Director of the Year Award; Considerate Constructor National Site Bronze Award and a CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Award – Historic Environment.
Huw Jones, managing director of Jones Bros said: "I am extremely proud that we are the recipients of so many prestigious awards, it is a testimony to the professionalism and dedication of our workforce and indicates the diverse range of projects we are now involved in."
The awards success signals exciting times for the company as it also celebrates winning new contracts across the UK, particularly in waste management and the renewable energy sector, reflecting its growing reputation within the UK's construction industry.
Its expansion is also a major factor in Jones Bros' decision to move its head office from its current premises in Denbigh Road, Ruthin, to nearby Trem Clwyd at Canol y Dref later this year.
It has also recently opened new offices in Swansea, Scotland and Oxfordshire and continues to recruit apprentices at regular intervals.
Jones Bros has been winning an increasing amount of work in Scotland and, in the past two years, has opened two Scottish offices in Linlithgow in 2010 and Inverness in 2011.
Founded in the 1950s and employing more than 300 people, the company has grown steadily in the last decade. It is currently working on contracts in various sectors including the construction of waste management facilities, highways, flood and marine defence and energy projects including renewables around the UK.