Jones Bros shortlisted for national training award8th Sep 2014

Jones Bros’ training department has been named on the shortlist for a top award from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

The Ruthin-based civil engineering contractor will find out on Wednesday, September 10 whether it has been named the winner of the CITB Outstanding Training Partner – Gold at the Pride of Construction Awards.

The awards, which will mark the CITB’s 50th anniversary and celebrate the achievements of individuals, companies and training partners within the construction industry, will take place at Old Billingsgate in London.

Jones Bros’ health, safety, environment quality and training manager Dave Gibson said: “It’s a fantastic honour for us to be shortlisted for the award, and highlights the excellent partnership we have with the CITB.

“The CITB is involved in a lot of the work we do at our training centre, from accredited courses in mobile construction plant and health and safety to the delivery of our apprentice framework.

Jones Bros recently took part in a CITB event celebrating the achievements of North Wales’ construction companies. The event, which formed part of the CITB’s anniversary celebrations, saw Dave Gibson and now-retired training manager Ken Jones speak about the company’s growth over the last five decades.

Jones Bros runs a number of CITB accredited courses and apprenticeship programmes from its dedicated training centre in Ruthin.

Founded in the 1950s, Jones Bros employs a total of 300 people. It operates across the UK in sectors including construction of waste management facilities, highways and renewable energy projects such as wind farms.