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Mike’s the man for Scotland

Jones Bros., the Welsh civil engineering group, has appointed one of its most experienced managers to lead operations in Scotland.

Mike O’Connor was previously in charge of operations for the Highlands and Islands and now becomes manager for Scotland overseeing the business from offices in Linlithgow and Inverness. His appointment comes just weeks after Jones announced a string of contract wins and said it was “extremely optimistic” about its future here. (See


O’Connor has 30 years of civil engineering experience.

Mike, who is half Scottish, joined Jones in 2009 and has more than 30 years’ civil engineering experience. He said he was assuming over-all responsibility for Scotland at a crucial time for Jones as it builds its workload. “Our reputation has grown in Scotland thanks to the company having successfully completed many major contracts, particularly in the sectors of renewable energy and waste remediation.”

He joined Jones after it acquired the gas, pumps and lining division of his previous employer, B&M Solutions. He has since worked on many projects in Scotland including wind farms in the Highlands, Aberdeenshire and Stornoway and landfill sites in Stornoway, Dunbar and East Kilbride.

Jones Bros managing director Huw Jones said: “Mike is one of our most experienced managers who has worked in Scotland for several years and has not only developed considerable expertise but has forged terrific relationships within public and private sectors in the region.”


Article posted 14/9/2014