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Phil, John, James and Kevin Mone.
Phil, John, James and Kevin Mone.
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Yorkshire landscaping and building supplies firm Mone Brothers is celebrating its golden anniversary with buoyant levels of business for both its trade and retail activities.

The business was founded in 1965 in Gildersome by brothers Phil, James and John Mone and specialised in the maintenance and repair of plant equipment.

They are now headquartered in Morley with additional sites at Eggborough near Selby, Bramhope and New Farnley in Leeds.

Over the past five decades the company has diversified into quarrying, recycling and plant and wagon hire. Supplying a wide range of products to both trade and retail, Mone Brothers has contributed towards many significant UK construction and civil engineering projects and was involved in recycling rubble from the old Yorkshire Post building for use as Type 1 on roads across Yorkshire.

The business is still very much a family with John and James at the helm and the next generation, Kevin and Phil Mone, also on the board of directors together with Operations Director Steve Horsley and Financial Director Andrew Slater.

John said: “We’ve come a long way since 1965 with the business expanding to where it is now with over 70 staff and an established reputation with major contractors, building firms and homeowners across the Yorkshire region.

“As a business we’ve gradually diversified over the decades into earth moving, civil engineering, contracting, quarrying, aggregate recycling and retail for gardening and landscaping purposes.

“We are very much a family concern with a number of relatives involved in the the business.

“It’s been a wonderful journey and long may it continue!”

Phil Mone, who came on board in 1984, says he is positive about the future.

He said: “We successfully negotiated a passage through the downturn and are now witnessing a real growth in demand from customers.”