We were flown out courtesy of Tobermore Paving and Walling to visit their manufacturing plant and HQ in County Londonderry, to see their state of the art manufacturing processes and full range of paving and walling products first hand. After a ridiculously early start (the alarm went off at 4.30am!) I was soon at the airport to meet up with the rest of the group, and within the time it usually takes me to travel from home to Bristol by car, we had then arrived in Belfast.
The day was spent touring the plant, seeing the different manufacturing processes and hearing about the attention to detail that goes into producing their competitive range of high quality products. Throughout the visit we were hosted by Managing Director, David Henderson, the second generation of his family to run the business. David’s sheer passion for quality together with a business culture evidently placing great emphasis on the importance of the many years experience of the individuals who make up the production team were the two most striking elements of the experience – plus I never knew so much went in to making a concrete paving slab!
The return flight brought us back to Bristol in time for tea! Clients watch out – We may well be specifying Tobermore products www.tobermore.co.uk on some up and coming projects