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Marie Curie Fundraising Coffee Morning 2021

Due to the success of our previous coffee mornings, we held a coffee morning to raise funds for Marie Curie provide help and support including specialist nurses, training and development, research and more. 

Our teams were very generous with their baking efforts and donations. Owing to Covid-19, the events were held in compliance with Covid protocols. 

In September 2021, we held another successful coffee morning in each of our offices; Carryduff, Farnborough, Mallusk and Newry raising £431.91 for Marie Curie. 

Management Development Programme

Management Development Programme

We are proud to have launched the first cohort of the Greenview Group Management Development Programme in December 2020. 

We find ourselves in a very fortunate position of having many high potential employees to invest in and develop as part of the future of the company. The programme consists of a combination of training and development, including Chartered Management Institiute Training, a monthly internal training programme, mentoring and evaluation to measure the  learnings and achievements of the programme. 

We are very pleased to be able to invest in the future of the company through the development of people and growing our internal management team.

ArmaghLGFA sponsorship

Greenview Sponsor Armagh Ladies Football Team

We are a regular supported of local sports teams and clubs, recognising the benefits for both individuals and communities. 

In July 2021, we sponsored a senior player for Armagh Ladies Team as part of their ‘Sponsor a Player’ campaign. 

Armagh Ladies Team are the first ladies county team to have their own training facilities following a funding campaign. Armagh LGFA currently field county development squads at U13, U15 and U17. They also field very successful championship county teams U14, U16, Minor and Senior level. The costs of fielding county teams is high with major costs including transport, physio, food and general competition expenses. 

Gas Safety Week

Gas Safety Week Training 2021

In preparation for Gas Safety Week 2021 we were delighted to welcome Ideal boilers at our Carryduff office to meet our apprentices. 

The session provided our apprentices an opportunity to gain valuable manufacturers technical training to enhance their knowledge and skills. 

Our Apprenticeship programme is a key component of our training and development process. We are committed to the training and development of new entrants to the industry through continuous learning and development policies, utilising our training partner programmes to cross train and enhance the skill sets of our employees.

Annual football competition

Third annual football tournament

We held our third annual football tournament in June 2021, having missed a year in 2020 due to Covid. 

We held fourteen of five-a-side matches; thank you to everyone who spectated or took part in the matches. Everyone had a great time. A special mention to Bobby Steele who marshalled proceedings from the side-line. 

Congratulations to our Air Conditioning and Refrigeration team (Ryan, Jamie, Colin, Max & Dale) who won the tournament and lifted the trophy.

Investment in HR system

We have invested in a new People HR system which being together people data together in one central, secure cloud-based system. This removes the reliance on clunky and untrustworthy spreadsheets and eliminates paper files completely with unlimited document storage.

Our employees can track all, holidays, staff sickness personal details, manage emergency contact details, store contracts and policy documentation and more, providing reporting and live monitoring functionality and working and triggers/ prompts to support managers on HR processes. 

Our people are our greatest asset and by organising employee records, reporting, absence data, all in one place – we have a true picture of what’s happening in our teams. Our employees also have real-time data at their fingertips including outstanding holidays and number of days since their last holiday along with a holiday countdown.

KTP - Innovator Silver

Silver Level Innovator Awarded to Greenvie

In November 2020, we received a Silver Level Innovator Award for our Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) in conjunction with South Eastern Regional College (SERC) Business Services, which focuses on engineer multi-skilling development programme, strategic planning, quality, and innovation. 

We were awarded the certificate from Innovate NI, on behalf of the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland, for selecting, testing or developing an innovative idea. Innovate NI delivers the Innovation Accreditation Programme which aims to increase the number of local businesses innovating successfully.

Management KTPs allow for UK businesses or not for profit organisations to partnership with a UK higher or further education institute for projects that focus on improving productivity within a business.

Andrea Kennedy, Business Development Manager at SERC said, “This two-year project, funded by Innovate UK and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), will focus on four main strands for Greenview including a multi-skilling development programme for engineers, strategic planning, quality and innovation. SERC have a close relationship with industry and a wealth of skills and expertise to hand which makes this partnership a perfect fit and illustration of work to support the growth of the NI economy.”

She added, “We are delighted to be working with Greenview on this management KTP which will bring new skills and latest academic thinking into the organisation through newly recruited Associate, Kane Beacom, (Enniskillen) who will be working on the project with the full support of SERC, the knowledge skill provider, and a dedicated advisor, readily available.”  

Michael Burke, Managing Director of Greenview said, “Greenview is a growing business covering a range of expertise including the design, installation and maintenance of building, heating, electrical, air conditioning and renewable technologies. This management KTP has resulted in the creation of a bespoke partnership designed to boost our operational efficiency, with a training programme tailored to the specific needs of the Greenview. A few weeks into the programme we have already seen progressive changes that align with our vision to be the market leader in our sectors.”

He added, “Supported by the College we have also accessed funding through the Department for the Economy’s Skills Intervention Programme and Skills Focus to upskill other members of our team in specialist plumbing and heating courses as well as leadership and management training. This ongoing support helps us to continue investing in our people for the future.”