Action Mental Health is delighted to announce its continuing relationship with CTS, the award-winning, industry leading facilities management company based in Warrenpoint.

On announcing this continuing relationship, Courtney Young from CTS stated:

‘Working with Action Mental Health since 2018 we have had an excellent relationship and believe strongly in the cause of promoting better mental health.  We also are embarking on training through AMH Works, part of Action Mental Health, to improve workplace wellbeing across the company, something that we feel passionately about.  We also have enjoyed immensely the fun we have had raising funds for this amazing cause and will continue to do so, especially in what is now such a difficult climate.’

CTS has engaged in some of Action Mental Health’s signature events from the Great Big Purple Picnic for Mental Health Awareness Week in May through to Go Purple for World Mental Health Day in October.

Samantha Coleman from Action Mental Health commented:

‘We are delighted that CTS will continue their relationship with Action Mental Health promoting the vital cause of positive mental health and wellbeing throughout their workplace.  Now more than ever, the demand for mental health services and support is growing all the time, and as we attempt to meet some of this need we are ever grateful to companies like CTS who choose to support us in this way.’

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CTS Connect–Transform–Sustain sponsor the Down Ladies with new training tops.

CTS Managing Director Connaire McGreevy stated “We are delighted to support the Down Ladies in their new training jerseys.

“Sport and business have many similar traits and as a successful business with a winning team we are proud to partner with the Down team and hope they have a successful season ahead.”

Pictured is Connaire McGreevy along with players Anna Marie Magee & Eimear Fitzpatrick.

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Team CTS Apprentices enjoyed a fun day out to round off National Apprenticeship Week 2022 which took place 7th-13th February.

We showed our support towards the campaign along with getting involved and attending events throughout the week. 

On Thursday 10th February we attended the CITB Apprenticeship event at W5 Belfast promoting construction careers and opportunities to students.

Team CTS member Brian Murphy pictured at our stand on the day.  

CTS featured in the Southern Regional College relay video. Conor Breen joined the team CTS finance department on a Higher Level Apprenticeship as part of his SRC course back in September 2020. You can read more on Conor’s journey here.

Team CTS member Conor Breen featuring in the SRC apprenticeship video.

On Friday 11th February we rewarded our apprentices with a day out for all their hard work. Our apprentices enjoyed a bite to eat along with a few games at Lisburn Bowl and a great day was had by all.

Team CTS apprentice Blake showing how it is done at bowling.

Apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career. We are big supporters of this and happy to provide our apprentices with valuable experience in a working environment.

Due to the impact of increasing energy costs Team CTS worked in partnership with clients Arbour Housing to provide heating vouchers for vulnerable tenants. This has helped tenants heat their homes during the winter period.

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L-R Austin Mullan, Stephen Hunter, Suzanne Carr, Fiona Leonard

It has been over a year since Conor Breen joined the team CTS finance department on a Higher Level Apprenticeship as part of his course at Southern Regional College.

Conor joined the team back in September 2020 and has enjoyed his experience so far, applying what he studies in his part-time course at the SRC to real-life scenarios, and has found the “learning by doing” aspect of an apprenticeship invaluable to his career and academic development.

Conor has been dealing with all aspects of the business and tells us about his journey so far below:

“It is hard to believe I’ve spent a year here at CTS already, then again, the fast-paced environment and the varying & versatile workload that entails has made for an amazing and insightful year.

“It has been very interesting getting to know the different contracts/aspects of work here in CTS that were alien to me a year ago.

“I’ve gained a great deal of experience, applying what I’ve learnt in college to my work here at CTS, and oftentimes vice versa. From invoice to reconciliation to VAT returns, I’ve learnt a great deal of knowledge from keeping the accounts in the North & South in order under the guidance of Lisa & Iwona.

“I can honestly say it has been a pleasure becoming part of the great and growing team here at CTS.

CTS Connect-Transform-Sustain pledged its support for Gas Safety Week by teaming up with clients to raise awareness.

Throughout the week we teamed up with Clanmil Housing Association, Connswater Homes, Habinteg Housing NI and Arbour Housing visiting schemes to raise Gas Safety awareness with tenants across NI.

We visited Hawthorn Gardens, Banbridge along with Clanmil Housing Association.

Debbie (Clanmil) pictured with a tenant.

We visited Abbeyville Place, Newtownabbey along with Connswater Homes.

Siobhan, Laura and Heather (Connswater Homes) pictured with Team CTS engineer, Mark Geehan.

We visited Stoney Hill, Newry along with Habinteg Housing NI.

Habinteg Housing NI tenant

We visited McCusker Court, Lurgan along with Arbour Housing.

Providing tenants with safety information.

Tenants could enter competitions throughout the week. Clanmil tenants had the chance of winning a £50 voucher by testing their Carbon Monoxide Alarm and sending a photo. Tenants who had their gas boiler serviced, on the date and time arranged, without cancellation or rearranging entered into a draw to win a £50 shopping voucher.

Gas Safe Register is the official register for legally qualified engineers. You can find all team CTS engineers here.

Read more about gas safety week and how you can support here.

CTS Connect – Transform – Sustain continues to grow and enter new markets by becoming a ROLEC Approved Installer.

ROLEC EV has formally approved CTS to install charging points as part of the OLEV Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) and Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)

ROLEC is one of the world’s leading specialists in outdoor electrical equipment. Like CTS, ROLEC prides itself on the innovations it regularly introduces into the industries in which it operates. ROLEC products are designed to high standards, ensuring that both clients and end users are at the centre of the services we create and deliver.

We are now witnessing an increasing demand for electric vehicles as drivers transition to cleaner and greener modes of transport to fulfil their journeys.

We are tapping into an industry that is set to increase rapidly in the coming years. Here at CTS, we are always looking for new opportunities to grow and widen our business offering. We will ensure that each day is another step towards excellence and a more responsible planet and how humans interact with it.

Team CTS Connect – Transform – Sustain win Two awards at the NI Plumbing & Heating Awards 2021.

We won Large Domestic Project of the year. This project involved oil to gas upgrades at Brians Well Close & Brains Well Court, Dunmurry in association with our clients Habinteg Housing Association.

This scheme was delivered by team CTS Heating Services Team and has had direct impact on the tenants by improving their quality of life by providing exceptional modern heating to the dwellings.

Ellen Rosenberg received the award on behalf of CTS. 

Heating Engineer, Ian Cairns also won the Unsung Hero award. Ian has been involved in the plumbing and heating industry for many years, playing a huge role in many local communities. Ian started with CTS in 2016, working tirelessly throughout the years and during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Ian Cairns received his award.

Well done to everyone. You can watch the NI Plumbing & Heating Virtual Awards 2021 here

CTS Connect – Transform – Sustain recently obtained Cyber Essentials Certification.

This certification shows that CTS has essential cyber security measures in place, with a robust level of security that provides safe transferal of data in and out of the company.

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

Team CTS IT Systems Manager, Joel Caldwell states the importance of Cyber Security;

“If you are to take one thing forward regarding Cyber Security it is to check, check and check again. Watch for the unusual links on a web-pages, be wary of email links and if you aren’t sure if something is official, call the company and check if it was genuine.”

Well done to Joel Caldwell (Pictured with the certificate) for achieving this.

Team CTS and South Ulster Housing Association give back to the community by teaming up to run a competition with tenants.

Winners received a brand-new tablet to help with home learning. One of the happy winners pictured along with Team CTS member Simon Hylands & South Ulster Housing Association Representative Debra Black.

Congratulations to all 16 lucky winners.

Team CTS cares about the community we serve and happy to be involved in giving something back.

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