Tobermore’s Double Delight at Awards Ceremony
For the second year running, Lough Fea Quarry, owned and operated by Tobermore, featured among the big winners at the recent annual Construction, Quarry & Recycling Awards.
In fact, it was a double success for the company at the event. Not only was it presented with the Sand & Gravel Quarry of the Year award, sponsored by Sleator Plant & Terex Trucks, but also the Excellence in Customer Service award, sponsored by Dennison JCB, during a glittering ceremony, compered by television and radio sports presenter Adrian Logan, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in South Belfast.
Organised by the publishers of Plant & Civil Engineer, 4SM (NI) Ltd, the event was attended by hundreds of guests and leading figures from the plant, construction, quarry and waste management sectors. With 20 separate categories, the event is widely regarded as Ireland’s premier platform of recognition for those operating across all sectors of the industry.
The event heard Lough Fea quarry was operated by a company “that regularly reviews and monitors work practices, staff training and competency, while providing a safe, environmentally responsible and quality orientated environment for its employees.”
A family run and owned business, the success of Tobermore is driven by Managing Director, David Henderson. Founded in 1942, it has evolved from a modest sand and gravel business into a world class manufacturer of paving and walling, supplying products for the commercial and domestic markets throughout the UK and Ireland.
The quarry is nestled in the Sperrin’s region right beside the picturesque Lough Fea lough with its 4.15km walkway which is a haven for the community and tourists alike.
Part of its success is due to its record-breaking speed of delivering products to its customers. In the month of September 2019, for example, 99.8% of Tobermore deliveries were fulfilled from the quarry in full and on time as agreed!
Indeed, the company has maintained a 99% delivery rate for in full and on time loads for the past five years. This is in stark comparison with deliveries of timber, which can take up to two months, according to research from the Federation of Master Builders, and deliveries of brick which can take more than a year.