Meet The Team

Angus Jones

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 craftsmanship whilst investing & harnessing the power of modern stone cutting technology. He is a well-known character in the stone industry with unrivalled 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 A F Jones Stonemasons. He takes a hands-on approach, always seeking to be involved at the early stages of projects and then in delivering the largest and most complex ones.

Ken Jones

Ken Jones (Director)

A Director of the business, Ken combines design & construction expertise with team leadership and project management. He is a Chartered Engineer, and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and attained Batchelor & Masters’ Degrees from Durham University and Imperial College, London respectively.

His roles in the business are diverse, including business development, team development, commercial direction, health & safety, process improvement, as well as hands-on design & project delivery. He is knowledgeable and experienced in technically challenging projects.

Stephen Byrne (Senior Project Manager)

Steve joined AF Jones in March 2019 as Senior Estimating & Project Manager having started in the Stone Industry as an apprentice back in 1980. He developed his career from Banker Mason, through Project Manager, and then to overall Manager of a stonemasonry business – so he is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of stonemasonry from stone selection, production,installation, estimating & project management.

His project portfolio includes some prestigious buildings such as The Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace&numerous Oxford Colleges, and he has also managed overseas projects. Steve was honoured to be awarded The Worshipful Company of Masons’ Master Craftsman’s Certificate in March 2019 acknowledging his level of craft skill and longevity in the Industry.

Charles Margetts (Head of Interiors)

Charles heads up our Interiors Division. He has significant knowledge from a diverse career in Stone Interiors prior to joining A F Jones. He is very able in guiding specifiers and designers on interior stone selection, and then is a key member of our senior team project managing the delivery phases.

Tim Gash

Tim Gash (Production Manager)

Tim is Production Manager of the Production Workshop at Ipsden. He is highly skilled and knowledgeable in all aspects of stone production including CNC programming and banker masonry. He is a passionate perfectionist.
He joined A F Jones from school, apprenticed at Bath College, winning the Gold Medal for Banker masonry at qualification. He has developed his career to Production Manager through skill, knowledge and applied dedication.

Lee Seymour

Lee Seymour (Head Site Mason)

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.

Roy Champion

Roy Champion (Health & Safety / Logistics Manager)

Roy is a highly qualified and knowledgeable manager. He started his career 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.

Complete Stonemasonry Service

We offer a full service from advisory & design, through production & manufacture, to site installation. We combine traditional craftsmanship with modern production methods.

A F Jones Stonemasons

Centuries Of Expertise

A F Jones Stonemasons is a fifth generation firm, family owned and operated since 1858. Our reputation is built from centuries of proven experience.

RECENT NEWS
beckett house architectural masonry and stone conservation

Over the past 2 years we have been working for the MOD at their Defence Academy (combined services Training facility) in Shrivenham, Nr Swindon. The work has been to repair and maintain their flagship building on the site – Beckett House (Grade II Listed). We are very proud of the work delivered which is now close to completion. The work …

Castle Update

We have been building a wonderful ‘Castle’ for a Private Client for the past 2 years, near High Wycombe. Phase 1 is now completing whilst Phase 2 is ongoing and will continue into 2020. We are very proud of the achievements within this major project, including: • Circular Turrets & Towers. • Extensive arched window & door surrounds. • Extensive …

6axis Cnc Litox Gmm

Many modern stone cutting machines are 3-Axis or 5-Axis (and we have many of those!). Beyond the 5-Axis, we have now added a 6th Axis lathe which gives us the ability, for example, to carve 3-Dimensional sculptures from a single large block of stone. It also increases the efficiency with which we can produce columns and balustrades (i.e. circular profiled …

Princes Foundation

Fintan Morrison joins us for a 5-week placement as part of his Level 3 NVQ in Heritage Stonemasonry Skills. He is gaining experience on a number of different sites whilst with us. The Prince of Wales’ Building Craft Programme was established by the Prince’s Foundation in 2006 in order to preserve the skills and knowledge essential to maintaining our built …

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