Award-winning Falkirk firm announces £1m investment

AN award-winning Falkirk-based engineering company celebrating its 65th anniversary this year has announced a £1 million investment bringing 10 new jobs to the area.

John Jenkins & Son, a third-generation family business based in Redding and specialising in steel fabrication for the housebuilding and construction industries, has doubled its turnover to £4 million in just four years.

The £1 million investment will more than double the size of the firm’s 15,000 sq ft workshop, as well as introducing new technology, upgrade IT systems, start a new programme of staff training and development, and add to its 28 employees.

The firm is also carrying out an ‘eye-catching’ re-brand of the business, changing the name to Jenkins Fabrications.

MD Jonny Jenkins said, “We’re a successful family business with family values which means we care passionately about our people, some of whom have been with us for over thirty years. Some started as apprentices many years ago and are now running their own departments which I think is tremendous.”

Shona Jenkins added, “I am so excited about the changes we are making which will secure our future and that of our employees. We’re adapting, innovating and renewing because our vision is to build our client base and develop the type of work we can offer our clients in Scotland and beyond. Our aim is to become the best steel fabricators for the UK housebuilding and construction industries.”

Paul Sheerin, chief executive of Scottish Engineering, attended the re-branding ceremony. He commented, “It’s important not to miss what an opportunity re-branding is. In today’s social media-savvy world, digital marketing is really important in driving company growth and by doing what they have done, they’ve really managed to underline this and put it to the front.”