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Business & Economics Trips to The Midlands

The industrial revolution cemented the Midlands’ reputation as a hub of engineering excellence and expertise, leading the way in producing coal, iron, steel and ceramics. More than a century later the region remains a prime centre of UK manufacturing expertise. Accounting for more than a quarter of the country’s engineering employment and around 30 per cent of UK car production the region is home to major groups like Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota, JCB and Caterpillar.

Many of these major companies operate educational workshops and factory tours to offer you students superb insight into manufacturing processes and the business behind the brands. 


Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4

  • Production Processes
  • Organisational Structures
  • Business Location
  • Globalisation
  • International trade and the global economy

Curriculum Topics Key Stage 5

  • Mission, Corporate Objectives & Strategy
  • Strategic Positioning

Prices start from£185pp

Price Shown includes

  • Return coach travel (based on 40 passengers)
  • 2 nights B&B accommodation
  • Bespoke itinerary planning service
  • Free Place Ratios
  • Live Trip Tracking
  • Online trip organiser & Travel App
  • 24/7 support whilst you are away

Places to Stay

Reasons to Visit

JCB Factory Tour

Visits begin with a short presentation in the JCB Theatre followed by time in the new ‘’Story of JCB’’ exhibition, before moving on to assembly line of the world famous Backhoe Loader machine. Here, you will see how the machine is built from the delivery of the sheet steel, profiling, laser cutting, welding, paint shop, assembly and finally the finished product! Please Note: All Visitors must be over 15 years of age.

Jaguar Land Rover Factory Tour

What does it take to bring to life some of the most technologically advanced cars in the world? The Tour at Castle Bromwich offers an exclusive insight into the creation of Jaguar cars. In the state-of-the-art factory, you’ll see hundreds of robots working in perfect accord with talented craftsmen and witness the entire production process from sheet metal to Jaguar car.

Marston's Brewery Tour

Burton-on-Trent was the engine room for brewing in the 19th century. Tour the only working brewery in the world still brewing cask beer using the traditional Burton Union method, where the famous Marston's Pedigree is fermented in oak casks. Each visit includes a fully guided tour of the Victorian brewhouse, Burton Unions and bottling plant.

Drayton Manor Park Business Workshops

The Education Team at Drayton Manor offer a range of workshops alongside a park visit to get the most out of your day. These hour long interactive sessions are based around Drayton Manor as a Business, Marketing, Customer Service as well as Finance and ICT. All workshops are targeted to the students level and link to the curriculum.

Alton Towers Resort & Workshops

With over 40 rides, attractions and live shows, Alton Towers Resort is Britain’s greatest escape and as the UK’s #1 theme park, the ultimate destination for your next school trip! With amazing educational and recreational school trips to choose from you can really make the most of those amazing experiences outside the classroom. Our dedicated schools team provide high quality and valuable experiences for your pupils, including a range of talks and workshops that cover Science, Business, History, Geography and engineering as well as many more. Includes entrance to the park too.

Business studies workshops:

The Alton Towers Resort as a Business 
We turn our business inside out and give your students a behind the scenes look at how the UK’s number one theme park operates. 

Marketing at the Alton Towers Resort
The marketing team at The Alton Towers Resort is responsible for promoting every product and facility in line with our brand vision. See how we develop marketing concepts into reality to engage our target markets.

Excelling at Customer Service
How do we impress our three million guests every year? What sets our resort apart and helps to maintain our position as the UK’s number one theme park? Our customer service of course!

Silverstone F1 Circuit Tour

Take an exciting tour of the Home of British Motor Racing, Silverstone Circuit, gaining access to behind the scenes of this historical circuit. During the guided tour students will stand on the podium and dream of following in the footsteps of the FORMULA 1™ stars and get a closer look at the legendary sites around the circuit.

Cadbury World Talk & Tour

With 25 years’ experience and more than 2,000 youth groups attending each year, Cadbury World has become a valuable educational resource for students of all ages. Talks have been specifically designed for the relevant age of the group and can be arranged to complement your Cadbury World Tour in Business Studies which can include Marketing, People in Business and Investigating Business.

We Make Trip Planning Easy

  • Day to day support and advice from our team of travel experts
  • Easy-to-view online tour quotation
  • Market-leading trip organiser portal, My Tour Manager
  • Free Resources and templates to help launch your trip
  • Email reminders to keep you on track
  • Free and completely personalised Travel App to access your information on the go
  • Locate My Trip designed to provide reassurance to parents and teachers
  • Risk Assessment advice so you can make an informed decision on every tour component
  • Teacher Inspection Visits