CTS are delighted to be short-listed in the Best Business in the Community Category at the Greater Newry Business Awards 2023. 

Our collaboration with WOMEN’STEC and Bolster Community is a real deliverable model for social value, and we are delighted that the project has been honoured with this shortlisting.

This recognition is a testament to our hard work and reflects in our mission that is exceeding expectations and gaining trust in the community we serve.

The awards take place on the 15th of June in the Canal Court Hotel & Spa, Newry.

We wish each organisation the very best of luck on the night.


Last week Connect Transform Sustain (CTS), CEO Connaire McGreevy was invited to participate in the Northern Ireland Construction Group event at Stormont.  The high profile event involved the representatives of the Centre of Procurement Excellence in NI alongside the industry’s leading voices from the FMB, CEF, ICE and the CITB to name a few.

Connaire talked with Gavin McGuire from the FMB on the impact of mental health in construction during their allocated time.  The wide reaching and deep impact mental health has meant the room was engaged and waited on every word. 

CTS has been partnered with Action mental Health for many years who provide massive amounts of support.

There is much the sector as a whole can do to improve the mental health of people and only by a collaborative approach will change happen.  It is alarming that every working day in the UK & Ireland 2 construction workers take their own life. 

CTS recently obtained a cyber security certificate which shows the business has achieved a robust level of security that provides safe transferral of data in and out of the company.

Technology has become an increasingly integral aspect for CTS. From email correspondence and financial transactions, to professional networking and collaborative work documents, CTS rely on technology to be connected at all times and conduct work effectively.

The growth of the digital economy brings with it a growing number of cyber criminals using increasingly diverse and sophisticated attacks against businesses. Therefore, it is vital for more businesses to follow in the footsteps of CTS and introduce a robust, high level of cyber security.

An external security scan was carried out which scans any known weaknesses.  The recently acquired certificate protects the information that leaves CTS and information which is accepted must be of a certain level of encryption that has the least amount of known weaknesses ensuring confidential data is safe.

The certificate also entails that CTS follow a certain standard ensuring data is protected – such as password policies, access rights to certain locations etc.

CTS IT Systems Manger Joel pictured holding the recently acquired Cyber security certificate alongside Serena and Garren.

CTS has been successfully appointed to Multiparty Minor Building Works Frameworks for Public Service Bodies across the Republic of Ireland.

The framework covers County Carlow, Cavan, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.

CTS Projects will create new jobs as part of the new contract, which builds on the ambitions of the business to expand to cover every part of the island.

The Minor Building Works Frameworks relate to works associated with the entire building maintenance to residential property including extensions, demolition, mechanical and electrical works

Eamonn Ryan, Managing Director said ‘We are delighted to get on this framework which builds on what we have achieved over the last four years on the delivery to five councils and many private councils. It is a credit to the team and testament to our ambitious.

This announcement comes on the back of recent success for CTS in being appointed to Fusion21’s Reactive Repairs & Maintenance and Empty Buildings Frameworks, worth a combined £290m over a four-year period.

CTS Projects continues to seize and embrace opportunities by expanding their offering right across the island of Ireland.

The company, which is headquartered in Warrenpoint, has generated the jobs as a combined result of winning £14m in new contracts with four housing associations, plus a strategic diversification into private sector boiler servicing.

“Thanks to substantial new contracts with four housing associations, Alpha Housing, Fold Housing, Habinteg Housing and Triangle Housing and existing contracts with several other associations, nearly 40% of Northern Ireland’s social housing heating maintenance and upgrades are now carried out by CTS Projects,” said Connaire McGreevy, Managing Director of CTS Projects.

“Our growth strategy is to add value for our clients where others are not offering it. The huge investment we have made in IT to modernise the offering to our clients and potential clients has allowed us to grow and capture increased market share.

“We have invested more than £80,000 to introduce an innovative software system that offers real-time updates on boiler repairs – CTS is the only heating installer to offer this service and our client response rates are second to none as a result. As you can imagine, this is particularly important within social housing given the proportion of homes we’re called out to in which the elderly and vulnerable live.

“The other big development for us, which has also played a part in this job creation, is the recent launch of our services to the private sector. We’re now bringing our leading IT solutions and ‘black-van’ branded professionalism to manage gas and oil servicing for the private sector in a new facet to the business that we expect to grow very quickly,” Mr McGreevy added.

2016 has also seen office expansion and refurbishment at CTS Projects, with around £150,000 reinvested into this project.

“I am passionate about the business, and it’s incredibly important to me that the team is comprised of the most dynamic and motivated individuals who can make a contribution to our future growth and success.

“We will continue to recruit in 2016 and a big part of ensuring we attract the best talent is our ability to offer a range of employee benefits including training and development opportunities, and an appealing workspace, hence the work we’ve done to our headquarters,” added Mr McGreevy.

CTS Projects was named Northern Ireland’s Heating Installer of the Year by Installer magazine in March 2016 and is now in the running for the accolade of the UK’s Heating Installer of the Year.

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