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Memorial For Founder Of DJ Property

DJ 50th portrait

8:04am 15th April 2013

The Chief Executive of DJ Property in Weymouth has come up with a poignant way of celebrating 50 years in business.

Mickey Jones is running a competition with stonemasonry students at Weymouth College to design a memorial for his late father.

Mickey commented:   "Dad was instrumental in the development of the Granby Industrial Estate and probably the main reason why today it is the leading employment site in South Dorset.  For decades he promoted the Estate and the businesses based on it, with great success.  The Granby is now the first choice of most businesses looking for premises in South Dorset.  I have been looking forward to including a memorial to Dad's business achievements at our newest development, Link Park, and it is fitting that this memorial will be completed in DJ Property's 50th year of business."

He added:  "I really wanted to involve the skills of the students at Weymouth College, and the competition brief was to use materials that played a part in Dad's life such as Portland stone and steel.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the winning student to have their design seen by the thousands of people who pass the site on the Chickerell Link Road every day.  The Memorial will be located in the gardens at the entrance to Link Park.   My father spent his early years on Portland, and from quite humble beginnings, worked hard to build DJ Property into the largest provider of commercial property in South Dorset.  DJ Property remains a very successful family business and we work hard to continue to invest in the local economy and its people."

The competition will be judged on Wednesday  17th April at the Dorset Skills Centre at Poundbury.  The judging panel will include- :  Mickey Jones, Chief Executive of DJ Property, Rex Willetts of Weymouth College, Kate Jones, wife of the late David Jones and Richard Paisley of Paisley Plant Hire, Portland.

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