Welcome to the first edition of Wheals,
the new email newsletter of the Wheal Jane Group.
The newsletter has been launched to coincide with
the 25th anniversary year of three of the Group's
businesses; Wheal Jane Consultancy, Carnon Contracting
and the South Crofty Collection.
Incredibly, it is also fifteen years since the Wheal
Jane Group was formed and established its base at Wheal
The Group's two principal goals are; firstly, to
develop our businesses serving the civil engineering and
property sectors primarily in the South West; and
secondly, to deliver an appropriate and productive
future for the Wheal Jane site.
Twenty-five years ago, the formation of these
companies was part of a huge effort to improve
efficiency and to diversify the mining operations at
Wheal Jane and South Crofty to provide additional
Ultimately, the mines could not be saved, but the
companies themselves have continued. All have endured
the dramatic closure of Wheal Jane in 1991, the South
Crofty Public Share issue of 1994, and its ultimate
closure in 1998.
Just surviving such turbulent times has been an
achievement to be celebrated, but the Company's historic
pedigree and dedicated workforce has enabled it to grow
even through the current recession.
The secrets of our success are simply that we offer
competitive, quality services and constantly adapt to
changing times and demands.
In the meantime, we have been steadily transforming
the site into a unique asset for Cornwall, creating
jobs, opportunities and innovation.
Many people's perception of Wheal Jane is simply
that of an abandoned mine site. We hope our occasional
newsletters will change this view and that you will find
them interesting and informative.