An energy saving specialist is in line to chair the voice of the building industry in Wales.
Gareth Jones, 30, managing director of Carbon Zero UK, will become the first North Wales national chairman of the Federation of Master Builders for Wales when he takes over in two years.
He was elected vice-chairman of the Wales branch of the organisation which represents builders across the UK and will step up to the Chairmanship in 2014.
Gareth, whose company is based in St Asaph, said: “I’m delighted and honoured to have been chosen. The Federation is a vitally important voice for the industry and does a great job in promoting the interests of small and medium sized builders and their customers.
“It’s a great opportunity to get myself more involved with the FMB nationally because it is an organisation in which I believe passionately.
“It’s a great organisation and a great bunch of people to work with and it can have a really positive effect on things that affect the industry such as legislation.”
Richard Jenkins, chief executive of the FMB, said: “In time, of course, Gareth will be chairman and president of the FMB in Wales and I am very much looking forward to seeing his progression.
“He typifies the sort of industrious, focused and competent member of the FMB we all hope our members strive to be. I fully trust him to act on the Federation’s behalf in the north and his support is becoming legend.”
Gareth, from Llandudno, founded Carbon Zero UK at St Asaph in 2009 and it has grown in less than three years into a company with a turnover of more than £1 million.
It was recently selected onto the Welsh Government’s High Growth Scheme which is for companies with the potential for annual growth of 20%.
Gareth was the youngest ever President of the Federation of Master Builders in North Wales and is currently Chairman of the North Wales branch.
His father, Tom, has run the well-known groundworks company Mini Muckshift for 25 years.