Date: Wednesday 18 June 2014
We were delighted to mark the launch of this year’s Higher Business Management course for senior (sixth) year pupils at Gryffe High School near Houston, Renfrewshire, with a presentation and interactive workshop led by members of our regional business team from Paisley.
Audrey Ross, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, says: “We really enjoyed having the opportunity to share our experience of the housebuilding industry as part of this year’s introduction to the Higher Business Management Course at Gryffe High School.
“As well as a general overview of our homebuilder PLC structure and how it works, we created an interactive session for the students to take a closer look at the various disciplines within our business model and we hope this will help them to apply the theory they learn this year to the real business world.
“As recent winners of Renfrewshire Council’s recent Dragon’s Den competition, the students at Gryffe High School clearly understand how to achieve success in business. I hope that our session has helped the students to develop their understanding of the wider business world and how they can play a future role in it.”
Mary Connor, Teacher of Business Education at Gryffe High School, says: “We were delighted to welcome the team from Taylor Wimpey into our school for what was a very informative session.
“It was particularly interesting to get an insight from former Gryffe pupil Alison Inglis and her colleague Anne Kerr, who both spoke to our students about how their business careers have taken shape since they left school.
“This was a great opportunity for our students to consider how business really works and the decisions that companies like Taylor Wimpey make on a daily basis.
“Having relationships like this with the business community helps us to keep our teaching relevant and interesting for our students, and I’d like to thank the team from Taylor Wimpey for their input.”