Congratulations to our Managing Director! Jason Edwards has officially been announced as the High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan for 2020.
The Ceremony of the Nomination of High Sheriffs took place on Monday 13 November, 2017 in the Lord Chief Justice’s Court at the Royal Courts of Justice, London.
Church Village born and educated locally in Gwauncelyn and Bryn Celynnog schools, Jason Edwards is Managing Director of the fifth generation, UK award winning, family coach business. Edwards Coaches operate from depots all over South Wales from Pembroke Dock to Newport and we’ve recently expanded with a new depot in Bristol. Edwards Coaches operate 310 coaches daily and employs 700 staff across its network of 9 depots and 7 travel shops.
Edwards Coaches cover all aspects of the coach industry – school transport, holidays and local bus service. We provide coach hire to their National Express partnership operating 80 coaches 24/7 from South Wales and the West Country to various destinations including London and Gatwick airports and London Victoria station.
Jason started work at Edwards as a ten year old cleaning the school buses at weekends for pocket money. At seventeen he became a mechanical aircraft engineering apprentice with British Airways Engine Overhaul site at Caerphilly, this was later taken over by General Electric. After working for GE for over 13 years Jason then changed direction and became involved with the family business. In 2012 Jason was awarded the Institute of Directors ‘Family Director of the year Wales’ and was runner up in the UK.
Outside of work Jason lives with his two wonderful boys, Thomas (13) and Morgan (11), his long term partner Miss Lynne Jones and not forgetting Will the dog and Smoky the rabbit! His passion is watching his sons play sport, football and rugby, of which he coaches Llantwit Fardre under 12’s rugby team.
Jason remarked on the nomination ‘I am extremely humbled and honoured to be thought of in such high circles. Over the years I have had to work extremely hard to get where I am today, but I’ve always been very grateful for the support around me. I really am a local rugby club lad whose feet are firmly on the floor. The nomination is a truly exciting opportunity that I’m respectfully looking forward too and hopefully I can engage with the local communities and make that little bit of difference during my time as High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan.’
For further information on the role of a High Sheriff please go to www.highsheriffs.com.