HISTORY
ORIGINS

John Jenkins started his business in 1958. The main arm of the business was in all aspects of maintenance and repairs for Local Authorities, Housing Associations and new work within the domestic and house building market. It was clear, from the outset, that John’s entrepreneurial spark and commitment to quality and service was going to lead to quick business growth. Orders were coming in fast and John began making plans to expand his business into new premises in the local area. With support from a few members of staff, he was able to lay the foundations for a successful small business.

HERITAGE

In 1976 John invited his son, Hugh, to join the business as a partner to assist with the growing order book. From this point on, Hugh continued in his fathers footsteps and expanded the business further, venturing into new markets and industries. Coupled with catering for existing customers he branched out and succeeded in adding new clients and work to the company portfolio. A large part of the success is down to the talented and dedicated staff who have supported Hugh throughout the years. The company quickly became a national supplier of steelwork supplying and erecting steel throughout the country. With the assistance of Gillian, his wife, loyal and dedicated staff, the company was successful in holding onto all of our clients and completing contracts from large to small, all to the satisfaction of our clients.

FUTURE

In 2008, due to the volume of work, a new manufacturing facility was built to help cater for the increasing demands for our products and to help face the new challenges ahead. In 2010, Hugh’s son Jonny, a qualified surveyor, joined the company which further enhanced the family commitment to moving forward in the market. As the business moved into its third generation, Jonny was able to secure the future of the business by ensuring all CE Marking and Health & Safety audits were successfully completed. As Hugh reached a milestone of 40 years running the company, he started succession planning which culminated in Jonny taking over as Managing Director in 2016. In recent years, Jonny has restructured the business with new technology and a new management team including Mark Brown as General Manager. The business remains in fantastic health with a vision to build on a successful 60 years.

Timeline

2018

Hugh Jenkins Retires

After a period of semi-retirement, Hugh fully retires and works on a consultancy basis. Jonny takes over as Managing Director.
2017

Mark Brown is promoted to General Manager

2015

Company becomes CE Marked

Under new legislation, the company makes a major investment to become CE Marked with British Standards Institute. Mark Brown becomes our in-house Responsible Welding Coordinator and moves from our workshop to the office.
2010

Hugh’s son Jonny, a qualified Surveyor, joins the business

Jonny chose to carry on the family name and take the business into the next phase of growth.
2006

New purpose built premises are built

To cope with increasing demand and to allow for additional growth.
1995

Graham Stirling is promoted to Manager

Graham would now assist with the daily business activities.
1980

Hugh’s wife, Gillian, joined the business

Gillian taking control of all finances.
1976

John’s son, Hugh, joined the business

Thus forming John Jenkins & Son. Hugh began growing the business.
1958

John Jenkins starts his blacksmith company

Servicing local authorities, housing associations and the general public.
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