Tribute for Graham Sidney Jones

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Image of Graham Sid Jones, co-founder of Jones and Woolman UK

It is with great sadness that we can announce the passing of Graham Sidney Jones, one of the founders of Jones and Woolman UK.

Known to everyone as Sid, he will be remembered for always doing things his own way. That’s probably what led him to start Jones and Woolman UK in 1979 with his business partner and two sons, Daren and Steve. The company began as a small factory in Birmingham, manufacturing fibreglass products; after a few years, it began specialising in roofing.

Sid was an influential part of the company for decades, and through his hard work and dedication, Jones and Woolman UK grew into the business that we are so proud of today.

Although he retired a few years ago, Sid was close with many of our team members, having worked side-by-side with many of them for years. He also built lasting relationships with many customers.

Sid will be greatly missed by his family and colleagues, and we will remember him fondly.

Restructuring our management team: cementing our future as leaders in building penetrations

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We are pleased to announce that as of Monday, August 10th, Jones and Woolman UK will be making changes to our management team. These internal promotions will help to drive the business forward and cement our place as the leader in roofing and cladding penetrations and weathering systems.

Daren Jones and Steve Jones will become joint Managing Directors, developing strategic guidance, and directing the company into the future.

Daren joined the family business straight out of school at 16 years old. In his previous role as sales director, his eye for detail and pragmatic approach to challenges demonstrated his ability to provide effective leadership.

Steve will be moving up from his previous role as Contracts Director. He will continue to working in a very customer-focused position, spending much of his time supporting our clients to continue the development of strong relationships that are at the heart of what we do.

Matthew Jones will be promoted to Sales Director. Matt joined the family business in December 2016, after spending four years in service delivery management with Capgemini. His passion for the business is clear and, in his new role, he will provide leadership, making strategic decisions and looking to expand the business in to new areas while ensuring excellent service and quality for all of our clients is maintained.

Neil Boylan will be taking Steve’s place as Contracts Director. Neil joined the business in 1996 as a site operative. His attention to detail, ambition and forward-thinking nature have helped him to establish himself as a valued member of our team and grow with the company over the last 20 years. He will play a key part in the new management team, overseeing our commercial contracts and further building relationships with clients across the UK.

To support these promotions, Kelly Cunningham and Emma Bradshaw will also be taking on new roles.

Kelly has been with the business since 2008 and over the last year, her responsibilities have shifted to office manager and marketing assistant. Thanks to her excellent organisational skills and ability to get things done, she is instrumental in the day-to-day running of the business.

Emma will be dealing with the administration and accounts side of the business. Emma has proven herself to be a valued member of the team. She works well with management and provides a motivating influence on the entire company with her positive and outgoing attitude.

Commenting on the changes to the management team, Matt Jones explained: “This is an exciting time for Jones and Woolman UK, and these moves will help us to offer more to our clients. The company was established as a family business in 1979, and we continue to treat it as a family business, more than 40 years later.”

He added: “We believe in promoting from within, helping our valued team members reach their full potential and these moves will make the most of the vast talent we have within our team.”

As well as these moves occurring within the management team, Jones and Woolman UK is also looking to bring in some new talent. We are looking for a sales/business development manager who can help to grow our brand further and generate new business leads. For more information or to apply for the role, visit our careers page.