Monday 3rd of February marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week 2020. CTS currently has 13 apprentices at the business.

The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2020 is “Look Beyond”. The goal is to highlight the talent and energy Apprentices bring into the workplace

CTS apprentices pictured at our HQ
4 out of the 13 Apprentices at CTS (Kai Ross, Shannon O’Doherty, Elliot Crawford and Stuart Simpson)

CTS will be getting involved as we have 13 apprentices on board. We will be sharing information about some of our apprentices throughout the week. Showcasing their journey along with the fantastic and inspiring work they are doing, and the positive impact that they’re making at CTS.

Here at CTS we feel strongly about apprenticeships and believe that apprentices bring new energy and passion into the business.

Last year, CTS apprentice, David F Wilson reached the final of Ireland plumbing and heating awards. This is a great example of a CTS apprentice success story. David F Wilson was selected as a finalist in the category – Apprentice of the Year at Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards 2019.

CTS apprentice, David F Wilson.

There was incredibly strong competition across all categories which is a reflection of the excellence which exists throughout the industry. The independent panel of expert judges scrutinised every application and highlighted the extremely high calibre of this year’s entries.

David pictured at Gala Awards Ceremony.

A great achievement for CTS apprentice, David getting recognised for the fantastic and inspiring work he has been carrying out.

Keep an eye on our website and social channels throughout National Apprenticeship week to find out more about CTS apprentices like David.

Make sure you use the #LookBeyond and #NAW2020 hashtags, if you are getting involved.

The change of name from CTS Projects to CTS Connect Transform Sustain is less a re-brand and more a reaffirmation of the company’s commitment to its clients.

It is also a reflection of how the progressive Warrenpoint- based firm has evolved, beginning life as a building company before expanding into heating installation, then further diversifying into building maintenance and property development. That successful journey has been under-pinned by a mission statement, the promise to: “Establish lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations, and gaining trust through exceptional performance by every member of our team.”

MD Connaire pictured with rebrand fleet
Pictured with the newly rebranded fleet is Connaire McGreevy, the Managing Director of CTS.

The transition to CTS Connect Sustain Transform feels organic. “It’s a fitting statement on a modern company and what we do and what we hope to do and achieve for our clients,” explained Business Development Director, Serena Hylands. “It’s more focussed, and a reflection of our goals for an increasingly diverse portfolio of clients.”

That customer base, currently in excess of 30,000 properties across the island of Ireland, includes both the private and public sectors.

From education to healthcare, homes to blue light services, clients can benefit from unrivalled expertise, with the Senior Management team at CTS Connect Transform Sustain boasting more than 150-years of maintenance and construction experience.

CTS Connect Transform  Sustain has also become a market leader  in energy management, a natural extension of a business philosophy that includes taking responsibility for any impact on the environment. Practising what they preach, CTS Connect Sustain Transform is perfectly placed to help their clients reduce building operating costs, benefit the environment, and adhere to government carbon reduction targets.

Going green and saving greenbacks (that’s American slang for money, Ed!) – what’s not to love?

Team CTS members
Pictured (L-R) are senior members of CTS: Alan McGowan, Commercial Manager: Serena Hylands, Director; Simon Hylands, Director and Les McGeown, Contracts Manager


Exceeding Expectation

Expertise, and the very highest standards in customer care – CTS Connect Transform Sustain continues to set the gold standard.

Headquartered in Warrenpoint, and with additional premises in Dublin, the company has become the partner of choice  for a diverse client base across the island of Ireland. At the core of CTS’s appeal is an impressive range of class-leading services, each delivered on time and on budget with trademark pride and professionalism.

Saving the environment is one of the great issues of our time, with increased controls and regulations.

CTS Connect Transform Sustain leads the way in Energy Management with a series of green services designed to save the planet – and their clients’ money.

The Facilities Management services include advice and procedures that increase efficiency and contribute towards reaching government-set carbon reduction targets. From external and internal cladding, loft and cavity insulation, Air Source heat pumps, Biomass boilers, and Solar PV, through to testing and compliance of electrics, water, air, plus gas and oil boilers. CTS Connect Transform Sustain and its highly-skilled fast-response engineers are experts in, and at the forefront of, renewable energy technologies.

The company’s all-embracing Facilities and Building Management services can be tailored to suit any size of project. Small, medium, or large – each and every client is assured of the customary friendly and efficient CTS approach.

Nothing is left to chance. Plumbing, heating, flooring, insulations, renovations…tick! Change of tenancy, External Cyclical Maintenance (ECM) to Bathroom, Kitchen, and Re- Wires (BKR)…tick! General work through to specialised jobs such as modifications for people with disabilities…tick! The all- embracing services also extend to asbestos removal, cleaning, CCTV, fire detection, safety fall protection systems, pest control, and emergency lighting.

CTS Fleet outside HQ

In short, whatever your facility needs to run more efficiently, more effectively, CTS Connect Transform Sustain has the answer. But you don’t have to take CTS’s word for it. The company has an enviable list of clients happy to offer positive testimonial. “Connswater Homes are proud to work with Connaire and all at CTS. They have a high standard of work and an excellent work ethic that runs throughout the company.” Offering their clients peace of mind is also important. Rapid response is something CTS Connect Transform Sustain prides itself on, be it for repairs, changing a light fitting, or a complete refurbishment. The goal is always to complete the job at hand in a professional and friendly way that is as stress-free as possible for the client.

CTS Connect Transform Sustain has not lost sight of its origins as a building company. With an impressive portfolio of residential and commercial properties, allied to years of experience in the field, CTS is ideally placed to undertake all aspects of a new build scheme, from land acquisition through to the build and fit-out of a range of properties, both commercial and social.

CTS board room

CTS Connect Transform Sustain- to borrow from another company’s well-worn phrase, ‘do exactly what it says on the tin’. They connect with the client, listening to and understanding their needs. They offer services that will transform their client’s property for the better, improving facilities and increasing efficiency. They maintain long-standing relationships and ensure the services offered are sustainable. And finally, they will deliver an outcome that doesn’t just match expectations, it exceeds them.


CTS Connect Transform Sustain’s environmental credentials were recognised recently at the 2019 First Trust Bank Business Eye Awards.

CTS was shortlisted in the Green Company of the Year category – recognising a contribution ‘towards the wider environmental cause’.

  • The fuel used by all CTS Connect Transform Sustain fleet vehicles is monitored by trackers, as is driving behaviour – all with the aim of reducing the company’s carbon footprint
  • Social  responsibility  is at the heart of what CTS Connect Transform Sustain stands for. Giving back to the local community is an integral part of this policy, and the company’s chosen charity is Action Mental Health.

Northern Builder Magazine

We thank all CTS associates who feature in the magazine supporting the re-brand success.

On Friday, 6th of December CTS held annual Christmas jumper day at HQ in Warrenpoint, in aid of charity partner, Action Mental Health.

All staff got into the festive spirit wearing their Christmas jumpers for a good cause.

Team CTS members Jolene & Gosia.
Team CTS members Jolene & Gosia.
 Team CTS members Gerard, Joel & Tricia
Team CTS members Gerard, Joel & Tricia
 Team CTS members Tom and Alan.
Team CTS members Tom and Alan.

We also held a raffle on the day witha Christmas hamper as the top prize, which CTS team member, Danielle O’Neill won. In total, we raised £195 for Action Mental Health. We are delighted to work alongside and raise money for a local charity which changes the lives of so many people.

Team CTS members Darren & Tricia presenting Roslyn Young from Action Mental Health with a cheque.
CTS Christmas Jumper Day

We are delighted to have raised £195.00 for Action Mental Health from our Christmas jumper day, which took place on Friday 6th December🎄👏

Posted by Connect Transform Sustain – CTS on Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Action Mental Health website

Action Mental Health Fundraising & Communications Manager, Jonathan Smyth testimonial on the role of businesses such as CTS.

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