RhysJones Consultants has a long history of providing a range of marketing, management, mentoring and training services principally in construction, engineering and technology. Our teams have worked across all sectors including developers, contractors, suppliers, consultants, agents, representative organisations, national and local government both in the UK, the European Union and overseas.
Whilst the majority of our early work was in the construction and technology sectors, we have moved more recently into the arts, law, leisure, science and academia.
For the past sixteen years Roderick Rhys Jones has chaired the Friends of Imperial College, a charity dedicated to raising the public awareness of science, engineering, medicine and management. Membership has increased tenfold, and its lectures, visits and overseas tours attract capacity audiences.
Twelve years ago he set up the British Antarctic Monument Trust to commemorate those men and women who lost their lives in Antarctica in pursuit of science. Raising £250,000 the Trust has dedicated a memorial in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, and a two part Antarctic Monument outside the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University and on the waterfront Stanley, Falkland Islands. In 2015 Roderick organised a three week voyage to the Falklands for the dedication of the monument and thence to South Georgia and the many places in Antarctica where the men had lived, worked and died.
In parallel to consultancy work Sandi Rhys Jones has built a portfolio of non-executive appointments including Docklands Light Railway, Simons Group Limited and EngineeringUK. She served as Deputy Chair to Major General David Pennefather of the The Royal Marines Museum, and was Chair of Trustees of Women's Education in Building. She is currently a member of the Seamore Project Board at the National Museum of the Royal Navy and a member of the Development Group of the London Mozart Players.
A committed advocate for women's equality and development, she was appointed OBE for her services to promoting women in construction in the Queen's Birthday Honours 1998, received an Honorary Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University in 2005. She received a First Women of Property award from Betty Boothroyd at the CBI Lloyds TSB First Woman awards in 2008. In 2015 she was appointed Fellow of the Women's Engineering Society.
She has been a member of several Government/Industry committee's dedicated to improving performance in the construction, engineering and property industry. She is increasingly in demand as a motivational speaker, facilitator, trainer and conference chair. Engagements have included Keynote Speaker at the Women in Construction and Engineering Awards Dinner, Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Lloyds TSB, Leadership Conference at the Building Research Establishment, International Women's day speaker at Oxford Brooks University, Women in Engineering Conference in South Africa
Having been a journalist early in her career Sandi has continued to write and edit a wide range of publications including children's and travel books. She is an active blogger and tweeter.