Belfast Telegraph

97. Western Building Systems

  • Managing director: Martin McCloskey
  • Pre-tax profit: £4.6m
  • Employment: 54
  • Pay bill: £2.3m

Western Building Systems (WBS) is a specialist building firm in Co Tyrone.

The company faced problems in 2018 when the Republic’s Department of Education ordered structural checks at 42 schools built by the company.

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It then took legal action against WBS , which in turn is now suing the department for over €750,000 (£647,000) in overdue payments.

WBS has seen pre-tax profits rise in its most recent set of accounts. It said that while turnover for the 12 month period to April 2018 had dropped from £37.22m to £34m its pre-tax profits had increased from £4.15m to £4.32m.

WBS, which provides buildings primarily for the education, health and commercial sectors, saw direct employment rise during the same period from 45 to 54.

Western Building Systems

Mountjoy Road


BT71 5QE

Tel: 028 8774 0740