Tobermore Concrete Industrial Visit 2016



Lower Sixth Applied Business and Upper Sixth A2 Business Studies students attended an industrial visit to Tobermore Concrete on 27th September. Tobermore has been ranked at number 66 on the 2015 Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table. This prestigious league table ranks the top 100 private companies across the UK with the fastest-growing profits.



As one of only three Northern Ireland based companies to be shortlisted, this is a remarkable achievement for a local paving and walling manufacturer.
The visit consisted of a very informative tour of the plant, a PowerPoint presentation and Q & A session with key departmental managers in the company. This presentation was ideally tailored to incorporate most aspects of the A2 Business Studies syllabus. However, the tour was also designed to allow the Lower Sixth Applied Business class to carry out research into why Tobermore are considered to be a brilliant example of a local enterprising business. In addition, this visit allowed the students to relate theory in the classroom to a real life situation in the workplace.
This visit to Tobermore Concrete was an invaluable insight into the day-to-day running of a large scale business in the construction industry. Yet again, The Business Studies department would like to thank Tobermore Concrete for providing such an informative, interesting and enjoyable industrial visit allowing pupils to apply business theory to a real business scenario.