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Collage of images of the Greenview team, celebrating new investment partner Cordovan Capital Management

Greenview announces new investment partners

Greenview and our full c.300 strong team have had an incredible journey over the past five years, growing in the Mechanical, Electrical, Heating, Property Maintenance and Sustainable Energy markets, both organically and through acquisition. We are extremely proud of what we have achieved and the quality services we deliver to our clients.

To enable the continued growth and innovation for the next phase of the journey, we are delighted to announce our new investment partners, Cordovan Capital Management. This is another significant positive development for Greenview, giving the business the support of an institutional investor as we continue to grow and further establish our brand and service offering across the UK and Ireland.

Image of Tracy Victor from Greenview and members of the South Eastern Regional College team at the Excellence Awards 2022

Greenview support SERC’s Annual Excellence Awards

Greenview were proud to support South Eastern Regional College‘s (SERC) annual Excellence Awards at their Lisburn Campus as headline sponsor. The event was a great way to highlight the commitment, efforts and achievements of people who learn or work at SERC.

Training and development is one of our core values as a business and we are proud to work in partnership with SERC to provide continual opportunities for our team to develop and expand their skills.

Pictured are: Guest speaker, Dr Katrina Collins (President Lisburn Chamber of Commerce), Heather McKee, SERC Director of Strategic Planning, Quality and Support, Deputy Mayor of LCCC Councillor Tim Mitchell, SERC Governor Alan McCrum and Tracy Victor from Greenview.

Image of Michael Burke, CEO of Greenview, Khadine Benkirane-Long and Treasa Rice, Brain Injury Matters

Greenview Pledges Support for Brain Injury Matters’ Pedal Power Initiative

Greenview has committed to raising £4,000 for the purchase of an additional ICE-Trike for Brain Injury Matters’ Pedal Power initiative that runs every Friday.

Brain Injury Matters (NI) is a charity which supports, promotes and empowers all those affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) through a range of innovative programmes and initiatives led by a diverse team of clinicians, to help those affected by ABI become more independent, achieve their goals and help them adjust to life with brain injury.

An acronym for Inspired Cycling Engineering, the ICE Recumbent Trike places the rider in a reclining position, which makes balance easier, and by adding another bicycle to the initiative, Brain Injury Matters will be able to significantly increase the number of participants that can benefit from the charity’s Pedal Power initiative.

Participants of Pedal Power benefit from interacting with their peers, the sensory benefits of cycling outdoors, and the initiative also develops participants’ coordination, endurance and strength. Over the months ahead, the 300-strong Greenview team will raise funds to purchase the unique ICE-Trike. Brain Injury Matters will be able to significantly increase the number of participants that can benefit from the charity’s Pedal Power initiative.

“As a socially responsible business, Corporate Social Responsibility is at the core of the Greenview business ethos.”

“The nominations for our first annual charity were proposed by our employees, enabling us to support a cause close to our employees’ hearts, and today, we’re delighted to announce our support for local charity, Brain Injury Matters. We hope our contributions will really make a difference to support children, young people and adults affected by brain injury.” explains Michael Burke, CEO, Greenview.

Greenview asked its employees to nominate deserving local charities. Brain Injury Matters was nominated by team member, Khadine Benkirane-Long, who has witnessed first-hand the amazing work of this charity when her mother suffered from a sudden acquired brain injury.

Treasa Rice, Engagement Manager with Brain Injury Matters adds: “It’s through corporate partnerships, such as this commitment by Greenview, that we can promote our work across Northern Ireland, delivering increased services to those who are impacted by a brain injury which can be a life altering condition with significant physical, psychological, and emotional consequences.

Treasa continues: “Our Pedal Power participants enjoy the physical benefits of exercise but they can also receive a boost to their mental wellbeing from socialising with their friends on a weekly basis.   A new group is opened up for the participants and a sense of belonging emerges.  For them, the chats and brunch in the café afterwards are as important as enjoying the cycling along the local greenways and Victoria Park.”

“Thanks to Greenview’s fund, we can now plan for expanding our cycling fleet, which will enable us to offer Pedal Power to even more adults living with an acquired brain injury throughout Northern Ireland”.

Throughout 2022, Greenview will be working to support Brain Injury Matters (NI) through fundraising and employee initiatives.

Greenview employees giving back at Christmas

Greenview employees have donated generously for local charities and foodbanks, recognising the impact that working together to make a difference can have on local communities, particularly when household budgets are stretched over the winter months to cover costs of heating, food and Christmas presents.

We are delighted to have made donations to Lisburn foodbank, Dundonald foodbank, Cash for Kids ‘Mission Christmas’ presents and Newry Women’s Aid.

This also accompanies our Christmas Raffle which raised an amazing £408.46 for Brain Injury Matters, our Charity of the Year for 2022.

Thank you to everyone that donated generously.

Menopause in the Workplace Pledge Logo

Menopause Workplace Pledge UK

Greenview have joined the Menopause Workplace Pledge, a campaign led by the Wellbeing of Women, a women’s health charity saving and changing the lives of women, girls and babies​.

The key objective of the initiative is to encourage women going through the menopause to know that they can – and should – be fully supported in the workplace, and to call on employers to do their bit by signing the pledge and sticking to it.

Women make up nearly half of the UK workforce, but around 900,000 have quit their jobs because of the menopause. People often struggle with their menopause symptoms in the workplace.

We have committed to making our organisation a supportive and understanding place for employees going through the menopause. If people affected by menopause feel supported at work, it can help to increase staff retention, reduce recruitment costs, improve productivity, happiness and wellbeing, and ensure a more diverse workforce.

In signing the Menopause Workplace Pledge, we have committed to:

  • Recognising that the menopause can be an issue in the workplace and women need support
  • Talking openly, positively and respectfully about the menopause
  • Actively supporting and informing your employees affected by the menopause.
Brain Injury Matters Logo

Charity of the Year 2022: Brain Injury Matters

As a socially responsible business, Corporate Social Responsibility is at the core of our business ethos. Each year we are proactive in supporting local charities. We pride ourselves on ‘giving back’ and this has included coffee mornings, pub quizzes, donations to local food bank donations and toys for Cash for Kids at Christmas.

Our annual charity is nominated by our employees, enabling us to support a cause close to their hearts. The nominated charities were shortlisted by an independent panel and our selected Charity of the Year 2022 was Brain Injury Matters. Thank you to all those who nominated, voted and got involved.

Brain Injury Matters supports, promotes and empowers all those affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). They deliver a range of innovative programmes and initiatives led by a diverse team of clinicians, to help those affected by ABI become more independent, achieve their goals and help them adjust to life with brain injury.

Throughout 2022, we will be working to support Brain Injury Matters (NI) through fundraising and employee initiatives.

At our recent employee event, we held a Christmas Hamper raffle and raised £408.46 for Brain Injury Matters.