Jackson staff come together again
after Covid absence
More than 250 people from Jackson Civil Engineering came together from all its regions for the company’s staff conference held at Wherstead Park in Ipswich.
After two years of Covid restrictions, where staff gatherings of this kind have not been possible, it was a chance to catch up with colleagues old and new, and to find out about plans for the company.
Tram's cake 2
Good year
Despite the economic and political upheaval of the past months, 2022 has been a good year for Jackson. In the past year, company turnover has increased to more than £100m and staff numbers grown by 6% from 275 to 292 people.
The company continues to be a principal contractor for key clients such as the Environment Agency, Connect Plus and a number of public authorities. This year Jackson has also won places on frameworks for new clients including The Canal & River Trust, National Highways and North Yorkshire Council.
Brian addresses the conference4

'Seeing the entire company get together, and catch up with each other and have a good chat is such a positive sign for me that our company is getting the focus right.'

Jackson’s Managing Director, Brian Crofton, said: “We are one of only a handful of £100m turnover civil engineering contractors that are privately-owned, and that is one of our greatest strengths. I have always said I wanted Jackson to be big enough to make a difference but small enough to care, and I feel, with our current model, we are achieving this goal.”
During the conference, attendees also took part in a number of fairground-themed activities, which raised £2,500 for this year’s chosen charity Bumblebee Children's Charity near Ipswich.
Claire Finbow (R) with presentation cheque for BumbleBees