Barton Marine was proud to welcome the Economic students and teachers of Kings School Canterbury, for a “behind the scenes” tour of the Barton Marine office and factory. Barton managers gave an introduction to the company before touring the different departments of our firm, including incoming raw materials, multiple production points, assembly, quality control and despatch operations. None of the students had been in a factory before, so this Barton-sponsored event provided a unique summation of the entire manufacturing process and how marine deck gear products are made, marketed, sold and shipped to customers worldwide. Barton’s Production Manager, Dermot Bealey, and Sales Manager, Rob Lyne, took different groups of students through the factory, answering questions about how Barton processes orders and sells deck gear all around the world.
Kings School Economics Teacher, Lynda Horn, commented, “The pupils really enjoyed the experience and it gave them a wonderful insight into the running of a business.”
Economics student, Gus Cox, added, “It proved a fascinating day and a real eye opener. As a sailor myself, I appreciate the quality and standards that are required to ensure sailors of all levels enjoy a smooth ride, using Barton’s blocks and deck gear.”