TEAM

Our fully trained team guarantee the highest
quality work
We fully & directly employ our site-fixing masonry teams (many competitors simply sub-Contract site fix stage on piece-work rates).

This means that we are able to guarantee the highest quality work, taken from detailing to finished product. Also, as it is controlled in-house, ultimately this generates the most competitive rates as well.

All of our Masons are fully trained to NVQ 2 or NVQ 3 standards (alongside other annual safety training), and so we have a depth of knowledge across the board of staff delivering your project.

Meet The Team

A wealth of knowledge and expertise, spanning many decades, is complemented by fresh and keen faces creating a team which cares about your project – no matter how small that may be.

Angus Jones

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Angus has masterminded the impressive evolution of the business for the past 35 years. He sets a visionary path for maintaining traditional craftmanship whilst investing & harnessing the power of modern stone cutting technology.

He is a well-known character in the stone industry with unrivaled knowledge & expertise across the sectors. He has a degree in Construction Management from Brighton and has spent his whole career building his experience and developing AF Jones Stonemasons.

Away from stone, Angus is a passionate sportsman of all types, he’s had a glittering Hockey career having played for England Vets, won the European Cup with Reading Hockey Club, and now coaches sides for Wallingford Hockey Club.

Ken Jones

DIRECTOR

Ken is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers having previously led a group of 80 Design Engineers delivering complex international projects before joining the Business in 2015. He is passionate about beautifully detailed stone in the built environment, whether that is architectural, heritage or interiors, and the business processes that support and deliver them properly.

Ken wears many hats in the business including estimating, design, HR and business development, alongside project delivery.

Away from stone, Ken is a keen sportsman currently including golf, cricket, sailing, tennis – basically anything involving a bat & ball or being outdoors.

Stephen Byrne

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Steve is an extremely knowledgable Stonemason, having developed his career since an apprentice in 1980, right through to recent recognition with an award from The Worshipful Company of Masons’ Master Craftsman (2019) which suitably reflects his knowledge, skill and dedication to Stone Masonry.

Steve leads the Estimating team and also project manages the delivery phase when time permits. He provides expert advice to clients whether it be a single-window cill or a new country mansion. His most notable or prestigious projects include The Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, and numerous Oxford Colleges, as well as work abroad in America.

Away from stone, Steve enjoys playing golf and poker but not at the same time.

Charles Margetts

DIRECTOR OF INTERIORS

Charles has over 20 years of experience in the stone interiors business. His main area is in leading and delivering interiors sector projects; he is hugely knowledgable, kind, and helpful!

His career has included experience at Paris Ceramics and Martin Moore Stone with experience in both domestic and commercial sectors. Key projects have included the Ritz Hotel, the Lanesborough Hotel, and VIP clients such as Sir Elton John, Roman Abramovich, and Mohammed Al Fayed. He has written ‘Ask the Expert’ columns for interiors magazines such as House and Garden, Homes and Gardens, Period Interiors, and others, and has also written a book about the use of stone in the home.

Away from stone, Charles is a family man and takes time to coach and support local football teams.

Tim Gash

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Tim has forged his career at AFJones since school, right through from achieving Stone Federation ‘apprentice of the year’ in 2006; then winning gold medal in the National Skillbuild Competition 2006; and now as production manager with responsibility for a sizeable team of Masons across all production disciplines.

He is a passionate perfectionist and seeks to master the most complex of challenges; projects have included Eton Collage, Salisbury Cathedral, no.10 downing street, Buckingham palace and more recently our Stone Federation award winning ‘Belvedere’ and ‘Castle’.

Away from stone, Tim enjoys all things sport – from cricket, football, golf to tennis – but only once he has taken a pause from his many DIY exploits.

Lee Seymour

HEAD OF SITE OPERATIONS

Lee heads up our site teams, delivering fine quality installations. He is able to trouble shoot and manage sites working with our Main Contractor partners to ensure the smooth, efficient and safe installation phase. Lee is a Level 3 NVQ qualified fixing mason and has worked his full career with A F Jones since leaving school.

Away from stone, Lee is a keen footballer and skier – he’s definitely no slouch.

Roy Champion

HEALTH & SAFETY /
LOGISTICS MANAGER

Roy is a highly qualified and knowledgeable manager. He joined A F Jones as a mason in the production workshop and has developed his knowledge & training to encompass the full range of H&S & certified equipment for the complex requirements of our business. He is highly knowledgeable in stone production and construction and still trains apprentices.

Away from stone, Roy enjoys DIY and also competes in national hedge laying competitions having often been invited by Prince Charles to train young farmers of the craft.

Laura Beckett

OFFICE MANAGER

Laura joined the business in 2020 as a fundamental member of the back-office team, bringing with her 12 years of administration experience and 3 years of management experience.

Laura has worked in various businesses helping to develop back-end systems and procedures, she has a wide variety of experience in HR, Health & Safety, Accounts, Purchasing, Recruitment, Customer Service, and has been in customer-facing roles for much of her career.

Away from stone, Laura enjoys days out with her friends, making candles, yoga retreats, and volunteering as a District Commissioner in Girl Guiding.

Niall Rafferty

INTERIORS MANAGER

Niall joined the team in 2007 as a stonemasonry apprentice, based in Reading initially, before transferring to the Ipsden office in 2009. In more recent years Niall’s role has developed into one with an Interiors focus – rapidly advancing the interiors wing of the company.

Away from Stone, Niall enjoys playing the guitar and watching a variety of sports including his team Man Utd.

Richard Thompson

DESIGN LEAD

Richard joined the team in 2021 as Design Lead and CAD Technician, supporting projects to completion through detailed drawings and design. Richard brings prior knowledge of design and manufacturing to assist the company’s growth plans.

Away from stone, Richard enjoys keeping active by hiking in the outdoors and playing tennis. 

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