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Major Bridgwater employer celebrates 50th anniversary

Monday 22nd August, 2022

Press Release 22nd August 2022

THE TEAM at a family-run air filter manufacturing and services company in Somerset celebrated its 50th anniversary recently (July 29, 2022) with the help of the Mayor of Bridgwater.

Jasun Envirocare, which was established in 1972 and expanded into Bridgwater in 1987, now has four major sites in the town and employs more than 200 people.

Colin Hitch, Managing Director of Jasun Envirocare, on Parrett Way, says: “We are absolutely thrilled to be celebrating 50 years in business and were honoured to welcome the Mayor of Bridgwater, Councillor Liz Leavy, as our VIP for the day. She was able to meet our Founder, Mrs Barbara Foot, and have a guided tour of our production facility, as well as join us for lunch and to have a slice of celebration cake with our staff and Directors.

“It’s a fantastic achievement to have successfully completed five decades in business. In that time, we’ve expanded worldwide and have significant operations in Europe too. We’re going from strength to strength and have lots more to come in the future, with exciting times ahead to look forward to as well.”

Jasun Envirocare Plc was first established in London in 1972 and moved to Bridgwater in Somerset after its factory was destroyed in a storm that same year. It started with 11 employees and the company has grown ever since.

In 1999 Jasun Envirocare launched https://www.jfilters.com/, making it the first air filters company worldwide to offer its full range of products online.

Mayor of Bridgwater, Councillor Liz Leavy, says: “Congratulations to Jasun Envirocare on celebrating its 50th anniversary. I have been very impressed by what I have seen today and enjoyed hearing more about the company, its products, its staff and its plans for the future.

“Bridgwater is fortunate to have such a major company based here. I wish them all the best for the future.”

The company has a proud history and reputation as a provider of quality bespoke and standard filtration products and services.

It provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ for filter supply, distribution and installation to meet all commercial air hygiene and water treatment needs. It manufactures and supplies filter products that meet International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) and European (Eurovent) requirements.

Colin added: “We have grown to be one of the UK’s leading air filter manufacturers, priding ourselves on our family values.

“The name Jasun was created from the founder’s daughter’s names, Jane and Susan, taking the Ja from Jane’s name and the Su and n from both Susan and Jane. While we are now onto our third generation of family members, our founding principles remain true.

“We now have four major sites in Bridgwater and employ a talented team of more than 200 people in the area.”

For further details, please call 01278 452277 or visit https://www.jfilters.com/

Photograph caption one: Jasun Envirocare celebrated its 50th anniversary recently with the Mayor of Bridgwater, Councillor Liz Leavy (centre R) who helped cut the anniversary cake with the company’s Founder, Mrs Barbara Foot (centre L). Also pictured (L-R) are Jasun Envirocare’s Managing Director Colin Hitch, Barbara’s daughters Director, Susan Hitch and Jane Bentley, who is Company Secretary, and Jasun Envirocare’s Chairman, Graham Bentley.

Photograph caption two: TheJasun Envirocare team and members of the family who run the business celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary recently (July 29, 2022).

Photograph caption three: Four generations of the family behind Bridgwater-based Jasun Envirocare celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary recently (July 29, 2022) with the Mayor of Bridgwater, Councillor Liz Leavy (centre L) with Councillor Alex Glassford as her consort and the company’s Founder, Mrs Barbara Foot (centre R).

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