“The people make a place”: new starters at JPC

11th October 2022 |

John Perkins Construction is growing its team, with the addition of three new faces. Emma James will be office-based, while Oli Begg and Jacob Hancock are getting stuck in on site.

Emma James

JPC’s new Office Manager, Emma James, spent 20 years working in Avon and Somerset Police’s enquiry office. This was followed by a stint as the Office Manager for a home care company.

“I find that the people make a place,” comments Emma, “and I’ve found the people at JPC to be friendly and helpful. I’m enjoying the variety of my job and embracing a new challenge.”

Oli Begg

Oli Begg has already become a fixture of JPC’s South Wales sites. Bringing with him almost 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, he assisted Hayden Pickett in a logistically-challenging aviation project for an international blue chip client at a major Welsh airport. Following this, he took on the role of Site Manager at a refurbishment project at Coleg Gwent Crosskeys Campus near Newport.

“My favourite thing about working for JPC is the fact that everything is done right,” comments Oli. “If something’s needed, in order to deliver what the client wants, you do it – and the directors will back you up on it.”

“There is a personal touch at JPC,” he adds. “You feel like more than just a number.”

Jacob Hancock

Jacob Hancock has joined JPC as an Assistant Site Manager, as part of his Construction Project Management BSc at UWE Bristol.

“JPC seems like a good place to start my career,” comments Jacob. “Everyone’s been really supportive, and I’m excited to work on projects where I can really make an impact.”

“My favourite moment so far has been attending JPC’s most recent Supply Chain Seminar,” he adds. “I really like the idea of building strong relationships with subcontractors; working with them, rather than against them.”

As John Perkins Construction continues to strengthen its team, both in the South West and South Wales, we’re looking forward to seeing how Emma, Oli and Jacob thrive in their new roles.

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