Every individual in the WRW team plays an integral part in our success.

We have some of the best in the business and our people are undoubtedly our most valued asset.

The skills and commitment of our staff at every level enable us to deliver the exceptional quality WRW are known for and maintain effective relationships with our clients, developers and suppliers. WRW and its subsidiaries’ management structures are not overly vertical. The close interaction our Directors offer our employees, clients and supply chain provides confidence and expertise to project stakeholders in key decision-making and ultimate project success.

Our Directors bring with them a wealth of knowledge, experience and professionalism from the construction industry and beyond, so that together with the whole team, the WRW offering is strong, comprehensive and unrivalled.

Read more about our Directors, their backgrounds and individual roles below...

DIRECTORS
Robert Williams MBE

Robert Williams MBE

Group Chairman

Founder of WRW as it is known today, Robert is responsible for the overall control and direction of WRW the group.

A former college lecturer in Construction Methodology, Robert plays a pivotal role in community projects throughout Wales, and sits on numerous CITB and government related forums and boards.

In June 2013, Robert was honoured with an MBE for promoting construction training in Wales in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Robert is a highly experienced construction professional, with a proven track record of delivering high level award winning construction projects over the period of three decades.

Debbie Williams

Debbie Williams

Group Director

A founding member of WRW with 38 years’ experience in business which began with one of the largest accountancy and auditing practices in Wales, Ashmole & Co.

6 years in a thriving busy office gave her a strong foundation in the art of accountancy and people management.

Subsequently taking the opportunity to join the growing Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society, working at the coal face, helped hone her communication skills.

When Robert Williams Painting was born she oversaw all areas of finance and administration including payroll, accounts payable and receivables, job costing, cash management, general ledger, inventory, banking, and reconciliations.

As the company grew she initiated and helped develop company policies and procedures as well being the focal point for human resources management, liaising with contractors and clients.

Debbie an inspiration and proud mother of 3 still plays a significant role in the Finance Department coupled with undertaking special projects on behalf of WRW Group.

Jon Williams

Jon Williams

Managing Director

Leading on business strategy formation and implementation, Jon plays a key role in the overall development and growth of WRW Construction.

Jon is also responsible for overall management, development and maintenance of WRW’s Integrated Management System which includes the development of operational tools and systems for all business activities to improve WRW’s delivery methods.


Alun Jones

Alun Jones

Commercial Director

Having been a key figure within WRW for over a decade, Alun leads on all commercial aspects of the business and controls the commercial operations of the Company.

As a fully-qualified quantity surveyor, Alun has a strong background, and over 25 years of experience, delivering the commercial elements of projects over a multitude of different contracts.

His industry knowledge coupled with his Post Graduate diploma in Construction Law and Arbitration ensures that he is well equipped to drive the commercial and programme related elements of the company’s construction activities.

Alun also spearheads the development of the strategic growth and diversification of the company’s activities.

Heather Davies

Heather Davies

Human Resources Director

Heather manages all company Training & Human Resources activities as well as the implementation and management of development initiatives.

With a background in the NHS, Heather brings excellent interpersonal skills to the company, helping to maintain positive relations with the general public, clients, and anyone affected by the company’s activities.

Regularly liasing with training providers, Heather has ensured the successful development of several apprentices and trainees.

Heather has been instrumental in the implementation of the Company’s Business Plan which ensures all of our staff is continually developing alongside our company objectives.

Andrew Pettigrew

Andrew Pettigrew

Technical Director

As WRW’s Technical Director, Andrew leads on design, cost planning, project negotiation, competitive tendering and estimating activities.

Andrew is well versed in design management and has extensive experience of using all major procurement routes from within the PFI, PPP, NEC 3 and JCT family of contracts.

Prior to joining WRW he held the position of Technical Services Director at a Multinational Contractor where he was responsible for pre-construction activities for Wales and South West region.

Andrew is an advocate of collaborative methods to achieve project outcomes and plays a fundamental role in articulating our company values from the outset of a project.


Alex Jenkins

Alex Jenkins

Finance Director

Alex leads on WRW’s management and strategy formation for its accounting and finance functions.

He is a Chartered Accountant with over fifteen years’ industry experience since graduating with 1st in Mathematics from Bristol university. He has previously worked for the likes of Arthur Andersen, Kraft Foods, Allied Domeq and Dunbia Wales in roles ranging from Audit to Financial Controller.

Due to the breadth of his experience, Alex has a deep understanding of accounting and finance covering: audit, reporting, planning, analysis and management.

Stuart Brown

Stuart Brown

Operations Director

As Operations Director Stuart works closely with Alun Jones and Jon Williams to guide our operational teams through the construction process, maintaining a consistent point of contact throughout for our client stakeholders.

Stuart transitions projects from our pre construction to post construction departments to ensure familiarity and continuity in our approach.

Stuart has worked up through various operational positions including Site Manager, Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager and Construction Manager before attaining his current status as Operations Director.

He has worked on several complex projects which incorporate Lean Construction methodologies where he was instrumental in the coordination, planning and delivery of all activities.

Rupert Moon

Rupert Moon

CSR & Marketing Director

Winning 24 caps for Wales at scrum-half, his rugby career successfully spanned 17 years. Most famously, Rupert captained the iconic West Wales team Llanelli Scarlets during their unprecedented triple success season where they won the League and Cup and beat then Rugby World Cup Champions Australia.

Rupert continues to build on 20 years of unrivalled commercial and customer service experience.

With great success Rupert has headed up and driven major commercial strategies for the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and Millennium Stadium; led on a rebrand as Marketing Director for Wales’ largest insurance brokers; been Commercial Director for the Scarlets following their transition to the new Parc y Scarlets Stadium; and set up a new regional rugby team in North Wales, where he oversaw the staffing, operational and strategic management of joint WRU and Conwy Council initiatives.

Skilled in innovation, change management, community engagement, marketing strategy and creative thinking, Rupert works with individuals, businesses and organisations across industry, commercial, media, public and charity sectors.


OUR STORY

A HISTORY OF SUCCESS

1985
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WRW WAS BORN

Robert and Debbie Williams formed Robert Williams Painting Decorating in the garage of their home in Mynyddygarreg.
1991
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FIRST OFFICE

Company moves to it’s new office near Kidwelly Train Station.
1994
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MAIN CONTRACTOR

The company undertakes its first Building Project as Main Contractor. Working as a multi-disciplined sub-contractor WRW inherited the project from the main contractor who unfortunately went in to administration.
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BECOMING LIMITED

Robert and Debbie decide to incorporate the company to minimise the risks associated with being a sole trader. W.R.Williams Construction Limited
1996
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DEVELOPING

W.R.Williams Developments Limited is formed and incorporated.
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REACH A MILLION

W.R.Williams Construction Limited’s turnover exceeds £1m for the first time.
1998
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GROUP OF COMPANIES

The backbone of the current group is established as Grwp WRW Cyf is formed as Parent company to W.R.Williams Construction Limited and W.R.Williams Developments Limited.
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MILLION POUND CONTRACT

W.R.Williams Construction Limited is appointed as main contractor for its first £1m+ Project. The site at Melin Mynach involved the construction of 72 Dwellings comprising of x31 3 Bedroom Houses, x27 2 Bedroom Houses, x4 2 Bedroom Flats and x10 1 Bedroom Flats.
2000
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ON THE MOVE

The group relocates to Goring Road, Llanelli from Kidwelly to continue its growth.
2002
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BRAND CHANGES

As part of a new branding strategy W.R.Williams Construction Ltd becomes WRW Construction Ltd and W.R.Williams Developments becomes WRW Developments Ltd.
2003
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GROWING BUSINESS

WRW Construction Ltd’s turnover passes £5m for the first time.
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BIG CONTRACT

WRW Construction Ltd is appointed main contractor to deliver Pentre Nicklaus in Llanelli. The £25m project covers 4 phases for the construction of 120 residential dwellings of 15 different house types, all to a very high specification, including infrastructure works to high adoptable standards and roadways.
2004
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DOUBLE DIGITS

WRW Construction Ltd experiences significant growth and almost doubles in size within the year and reaching over £10m turnover.
2005
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GROWING PRESTIGE

WRW Construction Ltd is appointed to construct the Machynys Peninsula Golf Club. The project consisted of the design and construction of a 1600m² two storey Golf Club comprising of a Pro Shop, changing facilities, spa, sauna and health suite as well as a bar, restaurant, function room and kitchen area, together with all associated external works, drainage and incoming services.
2007
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BREEAM EXCELLENT

WRW Construction Ltd completes its first BREEAM Excellent project at Canolfan Gorseinon Centre. The project was for the design and build of a new community centre to house start-up offices, training room, a creche, multi-purpose hall, along with associated offices and welfare accommodation and external works.
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TRAGEDY

WRW mourns at the tragic Passing of Director Raymond Gravell. Ray was a man who epitomised Welsh culture and compassion. From being a very close friend of WRW founders Robert and Debbie and latterly to his role as a Director, Raymond brought a sense of passion for life which was rarely rivalled. His rugby achievements are legendary as a Scarlet, Welsh International and as British and Irish Lion and his sincerity and compassion will never be forgotten. In memory of one of Wales’ greatest ambassadors, WRW Group Chairman Robert Williams is a founder Trustee and current Chairman of the Ray Gravell and Friends Charitable Trust. The Trust supports causes and individuals in West Wales that we know would have been close to his heart. – See more at: http://www.gravaffrindiau.co.uk/
2008
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CONTINUED GROWTH

WRW Construction Ltd turnover exceeds £20m for the first time.
2011
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BREEAM OUTSTANDING

WRW Construction Ltd is appointed to design and build the £11m Ysgol y Ffwrnes for Carmarthenshire County Council. The project reaches BREEAM Outstanding rating.
2012
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NEW REGION

As part of its continued growth and success in the area, WRW open its first regional office in Cardiff bay.
2013
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PASSIVHAUS

The Burry Port CP School project for Carmarthenshire County Council is delivered to Passivhaus standard and is Runner Up in the Construction Excellence Wales Sustainability Award.
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BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING (BIM)

WRW awarded £3m contract for Burry Port CP School with Carmarthenshire County Council marking WRW’s first foray into BIM certified projects.
2016
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GROWTH

WRW reaches £38m turnover for its financial year with an order book of over £100m
2017
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NEW REGION

As part of its continued growth and success in the area, WRW open its first South West regional office at Aztec West Business Park in Bristol.
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SKILLS AND TRAINING

WRW Achieved CITB National Skills Academy for Construction Status to target investment into jobs, skills and training. As the only SME in Wales to run an internal Skills Academy, WRW continue to demonstrate their commitment to apprentices, training and supporting local firms to leave a lasting community legacy.
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TRAINING EMPLOYER

WRW become an ICAEW Authorised Training Employer of the world leading chartered accounting qualification, ACA.