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Our client Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK enjoyed national television coverage recently when commercial manager Ruth Jones was interviewed by the BBC’s Dragon’s Eye programme.

The weekly Welsh politics programme which focuses on news, views and analysis of the top stories, was covering an issue about private companies losing out on public contracts.

It followed claims by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) that businesses in Wales are losing out on £2bn in public contracts because it fears that the Welsh Government is ‘ideologically against private firms delivering public services.’

Dragon’s Eye was keen to hear the views of Jones Bros following the announcement that the Ruthin-based civil engineering firm has recently opened a second office in Scotland to cope with its workload north of the border.

Ruth discussed her company’s frustrations at some aspects of the Welsh Government’s procurement process and sections of her interview also featured on news bulletins on BBC TV in Wales.

Ruth is an accomplished media spokesperson after undergoing media training provided by Outwrite PR. Ruth and several colleagues at Jones Bros were put through their paces during an intensive day of print and broadcast interview training.

Ruth’s success at media interviews also led to her being interviewed by BBC TV’s chief economics correspondent Hugh Pym for an item on the national television news about apprenticeships.