Great set up by CITB at Modern Tyres, Carnbane Industrial Estate a few weeks back.  Modern Tyres kindly gave us their venue for the day.

Our team attended some very useful training classes, some of which that were on offer included :

Safe use of Handheld Abrasive Wheels: consisting of the hazards of using them, possible control measures, selection of abrasive wheels & practical demonstrations on mounting

Working at Heights: Accident statistics, Planning for working at heights, hazards, control measures, etc

Ladder Safety: legislation, justification of using a ladder, alternative methods of work, inspection of ladders

As an ISO45001 registered company for many years we invest in our health and safety training to ensure our operations are delivered safely for all

Thank you to our Health & Safety team for contributing to a well organised Training Day.

It is really inspiring to see how frameworks are being used by the Northern Ireland public-sector, arms length bodies and third sector. We are proud to be listed on the Crown Commercial Service RM6088 – Construction Works & Associated Services on Lot 2 and Lot 6.

Over 385 buyers have registered including local NI councils, housing bodies and central Government.

The flexible contract structure is designed to provide solutions for varying customer requirements.

Lot 2 – Construction Works £3m – £10m value
CTS, Dawson-Wam, Felix O’Hare, FP McCann, Graham, Henry Bros, Heron Bris, McLaughlin & Harvey and TFG JV

Lot 6.5 – Residential Works all values and types

If you want to discuss any potential projects we can be reached by email to

We welcomed Daniel Nevin into the CTS team as a student placement for the month of June.  Daniel is at St Josephs High School, Newry, and will now stay on for the summer in a work experience role.

Joan, Director of Corporate Services, oversaw Daniels placement and ensured he had mentoring within various departments.  We have a commitment to encourage the next generation within our sector and are looking forward to seeing how Daniel progresses in his career.

Client and Scheme Co-Ordinator Roisin from Choice Housing praised the team on a recent project at Ralphs Close:

“The painters you hired to do our internal decoration have finished and I wanted to let you know that they there were brilliant. They liaised with staff to reduce the impact on the people who live here, we always knew what the plan was and they were more than happy to be flexible around the needs of our service.

“They were polite, cheerful, and interacted in a professional manner with everyone who lives or works in Ralph’s Close. Plus their work was 100%. The difference they made, especially to the wooden reception areas is really amazing. Keith in particular made a point of liaising with me daily, giving updates, checking their plans would fit in with the residents, and generally answering any concerns we had”

As always, it’s great to hear some positive feedback and appreciate that our hard work in delivering excellence doesn’t go unnoticed.

Interested in working in construction?

We have an exciting role within our company as IT becomes embedded in everything we do.  From API’S linking with our clients to data analytics and software updates this is an opportunity for anyone looking to further their career in IT.

Find further information on our “Join Our Team” section on the website.

Recently our CEO Connaire McGreevy went to the graduation of ‘GO GIRL!’ to hand out certificates with our Social Value partners Bolster Community. 

For those who are, perhaps unfamiliar with the charity, Bolster Community ( is a practical, hands-on charity and social enterprise that works alongside individuals, families, and communities to improve health and wellbeing. 

Bolster were able to run a programme as part of our £100,000 commitment to local communities in Northern Ireland.

GO GIRL! gave opportunities to girls to become more self-aware and recognise their own strengths and abilities. 

The programme has themes of Identity, Communication and Relationships with 26 participants in the Newry & Mourne area.

We are Cyber Essentials Certified!

As a registered ICO Data Handler we have routinely gone further.  Identifying the growing cost of cyber threats for the past three years we have outsourced the testing of our systems to get Cyber Essentials certified.  We thank Joel and Serena for ensuring our clients data is secure as well as our systems.  We know our customers value this.

What does this mean?

It demonstrates that we follow Cyber compliance to the recommended standard, helping to fight against common online threats and safeguard against the global multi billion pound crime.

We are delighted with this certification and would recommend other businesses to safeguard your data by coming certified.


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.

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