The company is founded by Frank Jackson as a public works contractor ‘Roadworks 1952 Ltd’. Early work included roads and sewers for housing schemes and main road improvements.
Throughout the 60s and 70s, the company diversified into building, plant hire and surfacing. In 1976, Roadworks won its first £1m contract.
Roadworks 1952 Ltd becomes Jackson Civil Engineering and Frank Jackson retires.
Management buy out led by current Chief Executive, Richard Neall. Following the MBO, Jackson becomes the largest part of the locally based SEH group of companies, which has an annual turnover of £130m.
Jackson marks its 60th Anniversary by running a mini apprentice scheme - we took on six NEET’s and gave them six weeks work experience. At the end, the prize was a full-time apprenticeship for the best candidate, but the standard was so high, we took on three!
Jackson joins forces with Hyder Consulting to bid for the Environment Agency’s new Water and Environmental Management Framework. Their bid is successful and subsidiary company JacksonHyder is born.
Chief Executive Richard Neall takes the reigns of SEH Group, and the group rebrands as One Group Construction, a group of 12 companies offering a variety of construction services.