• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Three Business Sectors Explained

Extracts from this document...


The Primary Sector The primary sector consists of businesses which produce or obtain natural products or raw materials from either the land or sea. This sector is split into four main categories. Agriculture This category covers animal farming, landscape gardening, horticultural, vegetables and cereals. Mining and quarrying This category covers coal mining, natural gas and oil extraction and the quarrying of all types' stone, gravel, sand, clay and salt production. Fishing This category covers freshwater mussel growers, salmon farms, trout hatcheries and fish farms. ...read more.


Engineering This group comprises of engineers who are employed in the manufacturing industry. This is mainly in relation to the design and functioning of machinery and equipment. Lighter engineering companies make smaller items where precision is paramount such as scientific and medical equipment. Heavier engineering companies make goods that usually comprise of large sheets of metals for ships, cranes and steel buildings. Energy Production This group includes businesses that produce or distribute gas and electricity such as British Gas and nPower. ...read more.


Private Services These are purchased by either businesses or individuals and are offered to privately owned businesses such as retailers, accountants, banks, consultants, communications companies, private clinics and hospitals, publishers, transport and distribution firms, travel agencies and many other kinds. Public Services These are provided by local and national, government and locally owned authorities. Emergency services, housing, law and order, defence and military activity, social services, local planning, recreational facilities are just some of the examples. Voluntary and Not-for-Profit Services This sector involves work by charitable and voluntary organisations in areas such as social care, community health care, global re-development and environmental and wildlife protection. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Business, Companies and Organisation, Activity section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Business, Companies and Organisation, Activity essays

  1. Free essay

    business sectors

    This leaves the primary and secondary sectors open for others, less developed countries to become involved in either as a result of natural resources, which they can exchange for manufactured goods or for tertiary sector services. In the UK until relatively recently most of the natural resources we needed came from our own country.

  2. Type of Business Ownership, sectors, types of bysiness and size of business

    Note: a sole proprietor can employ others and can have several outlets in his organisation. Advantages of a Sole Trader: * Ownership and control are vested in the proprietor. * Own boss which may be very satisfying. * All financial rewards go to the sole proprietor.

  1. Business Studies

    Word of mouth: - Publicity where businesses have little or no control * Place/distribution > Place concerned with the process of distribution and availability of products - Distribution channels an reasons for intermediaries > Distribution Channels are the channels by which a product is moved from place of manufacture to

  2. Functional Areas

    Automated fax machines can undertake many operations independently. Frequently used numbers can be stored in the machines memory which has a search facility for speed retrieval so that faxes can be sent automatically during cheap rate and off peak times. The machine can be programmed to preface each message with a specially printed cover sheet giving the name

  1. English for business

    Think of three people who have displayed difficult behavior in the last month. What did their difficult behavior have in common? 5. Have you ever seen anyone or been involved yourself in a bullying situation at work? What could you have done to help or done differently?

  2. Public and Private Sectors

    Barclays helps people access financial services and they have policies to support responsible banking. Diversity is a key part of their business approach and these appeal to the customers. To interest shareholders, on their site, they have explained that they are leading a community investment programme on which added up to �46.5 million in 2006.

  1. Business organisations in the private sector.

    Build a strong costumer base. SOURCES & TYPES OF FINANCE A sole trader has only limited sources of finance at their disposal compare to larger organizations. When starting up in business a sole trader is likely to invest part of the capital themselves and can borrow money from the following

  2. Analysis of the Major Sectors of Employment in Gloucestershire.

    Manufacturing- This sector is better represented in Gloucestershire as there are over 37000 people employed in this sector. The chart below represents the different sectors of employment in Gloucestershire. There are sub sectors which include advanced engineering, medical devices and precision engineering.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work