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Tobermore crowned ‘Manufacturer of the Year’

By Niamh Cavanagh
November 22, 2021
1 min read

Leading paving and walling manufacturerTobermore has been named   ‘Manufacturer of the Year (over £25m)’ at the prestigious Made in Northern Ireland Awards 2021. 

The Made in NI Awards celebrate innovation and resilience within Northern Ireland’s buoyant manufacturing industry. 

Glenn Robinson accepting Made in NI award 2021

Pictured: Deloitte’s Ian Kelsall presented Tobermore’s General Manager Glenn Robinson with the Manufacturer of the Year Award 


The event, ran by Insider Media, took place at the Europa Hotel in Belfast where Tobermore went home with the top gong of the evening, sponsored by Deloitte.

Beating off stiff competition from EDGE Innovate and Glen Dimplex, Tobermore continues to cement themselves as a leader in the manufacturing sphere. The paving and walling manufacturer was recognised for its systems, procedures, and structures which are inherent in the world’s leading businesses. 

The awards judging panel commented: The judges felt the Tobermore’s approach to managing people, culture, innovation and adaptability to challenges has undoubtedly contributed to their growth and success. This made Tobermore the stand-out manufacturer this year. 

Glenn Robinson, General Manager at Tobermore commented on the win:

“I am so delighted that Tobermore has been named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ at the Made in NI Awards. It has undoubtedly been a challenging time for the manufacturing industry. Unprecedented levels of demand presented us with production challenges. Special thanks goes to our world class production team who implemented better stock management, processes and systems. This, coupled with a targeted recruitment drive has meant that Tobermore have been able to manage output. The pandemic has been a catalyst for digital transformation acceleration within our business. We are proud to have been recognised with this award which demonstrates our adaptability to the changing landscape.” 

tobermore production staff and glenn robinson general manager with award

The Manufacturer of the Year is currently recruiting for talented people to join Team Tobermore. To view all current vacancies and to apply, click here:  

Niamh Cavanagh

Niamh is a Digital Marketing Executive at Tobermore. She is involved in the development, implementation, and optimisation of Tobermore's Digital Marketing efforts for both the Commercial and Consumer markets.