North Wales-based civil engineering firm Jones Bros is targeting more work in South Wales and southern England with a new office in Swansea.
The move from the firm - which is headquartered in Ruthin, Denbighshire – follows the opening of an office in Scotland in January.
The Swansea office will act as a base for the entire southern region and will allow client response times to be improved. The southern team will be led by newly-appointed regional manager Neil Beresford.
He said: “Jones Bros is a family-owned firm which is rightly proud of its Welsh roots, but it is cosmopolitan in its outlook and offers a professional management service to its clients.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to widen the reach of a rapidly-growing firm that has managed to retain its family feel, and I speak for the whole team when I say I cannot wait to get started.”
Jones Bros is currently working on around 20 projects around the UK the £35 million Porthmadog bypass in partnership with Balfour Beatty and a new eco-friendly visitor centre at Aberthaw power station, near Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Jones Bros recently marked completion of a £20m contract to build the infrastructure for the 60-turbine Crystal Rig II windfarm in Dunbar, Scotland – one of Britain’s most powerful onshore windfarms. The two-year project enabled the firm to open the Scottish office, in Linlithgow.
Jones Bros managing director Huw Jones said: “The southern half of the UK is an important growth area for Jones Bros, as demonstrated by our recent work on the visitor centre at Aberthaw power station, and I am confident that our permanent presence in the south will enhance our offering for new and existing clients.
“The fact that we have been able to open our second regional office in less than a year, and continue our expansion despite the ongoing economic uncertainty, is testament to the fantastic work that continues to be done by everyone at Jones Bros.”