This week we were delighted to welcome Paul O’Hare as the new Finance Director.

CTS Group Chief Executive Connaire McGreevy said:

“On behalf of the Board and employees I welcome Paul to the team. 

“We are ready for the next stage of the business development at a very exciting time for our sector and Paul’s experience will be vital.

Paul said:

“I am very pleased to be joining CTS as Finance director. It is a thrill to be working with such a vibrant and varied business, and our aim is to continue to develop CTS projects as the leading contracts management company in the sector.”

CTS are proud to announce another contract successful win. The €125 million contract with Dublin City Council will run until 2031. The aim of the contract is to upgrade residential, commercial and communal buildings in Dublin City Council area.

Speaking on the award, Managing Director of Ireland, Eamonn Ryan said “improving energy efficiency is a big opportunity for us as a business with a positive win-win for everyone as it will reduce energy bills and carbon emissions.

“We are delighted to secure a place with DCC on this major project who have been a good partner to CTS for years.”

CTS Group Chief Executive Connaire McGreevy added;

“We set out 20 years ago in the energy efficiency sector and we are passionate about playing our part in improving the lives of the building living in DCC homes.

“We are very excited for the future retrofitting of buildings as well as the decarbonization of homes throughout the island of Ireland.

“CTS are continuing to advance our position and offering as the only all-island full services contractor in this space.”

Last week we were delighted to welcome Kieran Adams as the new Operations Director at CTS.

As the business embarks on a new exciting journey which includes the decarbonisation of the housing stock the arrival of Kieran at this time is very welcome.

Kieran said: “I am delighted to be joining CTS projects as Operations director, at an exciting time for the business, with the new NIHE Heating contract due to commence on 1st May.”

New Housing Executive regional heating contracts have been awarded to a number of local companies across six geographical areas of Northern Ireland.

With the potential of contracts lasting up to seven years, a potential spend of £156m has been committed during the initial three year period.

Connect transform Sustain (CTS) are delighted to have secured one of the new contracts

CTS CEO, Connaire McGreevy said “we delivered this service to our long term partner NIHE for 5 years previously and unfortunately lost out 7 years ago. 

“So to win a Lot area this time is even more special. 

“We are really excited by the low carbon angle the NIHE have taken in recent years which is exactly where CTS has positioned itself in the market place. 

“We look forward to getting started and working in our own home patch community delivering for NIHE again.

Director of Asset Management at NIHE, Paul Isherwood, explained: “These contracts include servicing, maintenance and planned replacement across our stock.

“It will mean better and more energy efficient homes for our tenants.

“The contracts will also enable the introduction of low carbon technologies, supporting our commitment to achieve Net Zero.”

Mr Isherwood continued: “Not only will these contracts create employment for the local workforce, they will also bring benefits for our local communities.

“All contractors have committed to an extensive programme of social value during the term, including paid employment initiatives, skills development and education programmes, while also working with social enterprises in their supply chain.

“This is just one strand of our investment plans to provide future proofed homes, strong and cohesive communities and partnership opportunities with our local construction industry.”

For more information on the Housing Executive, visit

The residents of Allen Court have taken control of their own heat demand following this £200,000 planned upgrade by our client Clanmil Housing Group Housing.

Our team set about in a rapid programme to remove the communal gas system and install 34 new individual metered gas boilers with all associated works and modern controls.

This upgrade gives the residents the ability to plan and manage their own heat demand in a controlled manner using the latest energy efficient IDEAL BOILERS LIMITED.

The boilers are future proofed for the decarbonisation of the gas grid with hydrogen ready and biogas technology.

We marked International Women’s Day by having the wonderful Amy from Womenstec at our HQ last week and what an informative day it was for the ladies in the company.

CTS helped Womenstec in setting up their premises in Newry for the  “BuildHer Summer Scheme” in Whitegates Workshop earlier this summer. The girls had a chance to try joinery and woodworking to make their own toolboxes and noughts and crosses games as well as ask questions and try out power tools.

We are delighted to have worked with Womentec in order to make it possible for local schools to partake in such workshops and hopefully we’ll have inspired the next generation of women into construction.

In the heart of the Mournes, Silent Valley holds millions of litres of water and 100 years of history. The first sod was cut a century ago by Lord Edward Carson as construction began to create the reservoir in the Mourne Mountains.
To mark this special occasion, we were delighted to aid in the silent valley centenary event that took place last November. We completed a project which involved the painting, lighting, carpentry, roof repairs and ceramic frame building at the newly renovated visitor centre at the site.

We have enjoyed working on the Silent Valley site over the last 4 years providing many upgrades and keeping the facility in a safe condition.
See link for further info:
Silent Valley turns 100: relatives of those who built it come together to mark centenary | UTV | ITV News

An exciting listed building refurbishment on behalf of one of our housing partners is nearing completion.

This building with a direct link to Harry Ferguson, who lived nearby. (Interesting fact)!

An utterly unassuming building, this looks more like a farmhouse than an Alms-house, but it is a delightful element in the countryside, and we are pleased to be directly involved with the refurbishment.  Our team do love a good refurb!

Project value £140,000 

Huge congratulations to our employee Carol Graham who has passed her NEBOSH exam with Health Matters, Newry. It is an exceptionally difficult exam to pass and we are delighted that Carol has gained this qualification.

Well done Carol!


It’s Christmas jumper day and all the staff enjoyed lunch at our HQ today, whilst supporting the amazing cause of Action Mental Health.

Although a time for gift giving and celebration for many, the festive period also exposes what many people do not have. So it’s important to spread the Christmas generosity to a great cause.

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