West­ern Bldg Sys­tems

Man­ag­ing direc­tor: Martin Mccloskey

Belfast Telegraph - Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies - - ENTRIES 21-100 PROFILED -

Pre-tax profit: £4.6m Em­ploy­ment: 54 Pay bill: £2.3m

Moun­tjoy Road Dun­gan­non BT71 5QE Tel: 028 8774 0740 www.west­ern­build.com

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.

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.

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