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Our history

The Watkin Jones family businesses have roots dating back to the 18th century. Over nine generations, the family created one of the UK’s most successful construction and development companies, the Watkin Jones Group. This company floated on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market in March 2016, with the family exiting the business’s executive leadership in December 2018. At this point, Watkin Property Ventures was formed to manage the family office.

WPV is a new company but the investment and development businesses which sit under it were formed in the early 1990s and have a long track record of successful operation. We launched our finance company in 2018, recognising that many property developers needed an alternative to traditional bank finance to fund their developments.

Watkin Jones superintends the completion of the foundation stone for the new University College buildings in Bangor

Watkin Jones superintends the completion of the foundation stone for the new University College buildings in Bangor