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The oak keel for the ship used by Captain Scott on his 1901 Antarctic voyage was supplied by this company, which today harvests more than a million tons of logs every year at its five sawmills across Scotland. During the pandemic, it has made pallets for transporting food and medicine, and the Stirling-based business also has a Canadian joint venture making railway sleepers. It is led by joint managing directors Ian Pirie, 64, and Tom Bruce- Jones Jnr, 52 — the fifth generation to lead the business.

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Company details
CompanyJames Jones
ActivityTimber processor
Sales £m187.7
Operating profit £m19.7
Main shareholdersJones family (100%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda