West Wales family firm WRW Group is a true Welsh success story, and a major player in the construction scene.
Born 21 years ago, now there are 105 employees on the books, including company director and Llanelli and Wales rugby legend Ray Gravell, with a total of 380 people employed, taking the supply chain into account. Turnover is approaching £20 million a year.
The company’s phenomenal success recently saw it develop the prestigious, award-winning £32 million Pentre Nicklaus Village and the £7 million Machynys Peninsula Golf Course designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus’s son, Gary, with his dad’s backing.
WRW Group, which has WRW Developments and WRW Construction as subsidiaries, beat off stiff competition from the likes of national house-building contenders Redrow, Westbury and Persimmon.
“It’s winning national awards which is unprecedented really,” said Rob.
“The development has set high standards and has created its own energy and identity. It is very buoyant, the sales are good there. It is a top quality development.”
Another prestigious project undertaken by WRW was an auditorium in a courtyard at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth for £2.6 million.
The company also built the Urdd sports hall and complex at Llangrannog for £4.6 million.
It is currently working on a new primary school at Bryn, Llanelli, for £3.2 million.
Rob said: “Our mission is to be nationally known for our quality construction work which is founded on high levels of excellence and professionalism based on the family approach to Welsh culture, ethics and integrity. Our passion and commitment to the area is proudly demonstrated as we are the main sponsor to the world-famous Llanelli Scarlets rugby team.
Article reprinted by kind permission of the South Wales Evening Post