Tony Passmore - Business Management & Administration, 1991
Tony graduated from Business Management & Administration in 1991 which put him in the position to grow his family business to the successful company it is today.
Tony said “The course covered a great deal of theory which at that early time in my career didn't seem relevant to the very small family run bathroom fitting business in which I worked and was established by my parents in 1965. Not long after my father had a heart attack and I had to take the reins of the business for some considerable time until he recovered. “
Tony is now Managing Director of Passmore Group, the umbrella company for tree brands More Ability, More Bathrooms and More Build. Tony continued: “I increasingly began to see the relevance of the degree to the real world of business and was able to draw on this knowledge as I began to initially adapt and grow the business. I can honestly say that without the experience and knowledge of the degree I would not be in the position I am now as a director, with a strong and flourishing business based in Leeds employing over 50 people.”
Passmore Group carries out work in both the public and private sector in the North of England. Family values have very much remained part of the business which was instilled in Tony by his parents. As part of this ethos the business is active with local charities including the Leeds Children's Charity and Care Repair Leeds.