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2024 Charity of the Year: Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

The start of a new year marks the time for us to appoint our new Charity of the Year for 2024.

Greenview is growing rapidly and our charity fundraising is growing alongside us each year. We pride ourselves on giving back to the community and Corporate Social Responsibility is at the core of our business ethos.

Having our employees nominate their preferred charities enables us to support a cause close to their hearts, and therefore the heart of the company. This year we had 11 nominated charities who were shortlisted by an independent panel. The panel had the difficult task of selecting the final charity to partner with. After much consideration across all 11 incredible worthy charities, the panel decided that Greenview will be supporting Air Ambulance Northern Ireland across 2024.

Air Ambulance NI is a charity that works in partnership with the NI Ambulance Service to provide the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for the region. The charity’s helicopter carries a crew compiling pilot, doctor and paramedic, 365 days a year, operating 12 hours a day. Every single day in Northern Ireland, an average of two individuals find themselves in critical need of Air Ambulance NI. If a patient reaches hospital within 60 minutes after their injury, their chances of survival are dramatically increased.

Each day it costs £6,850 to run the charity, totalling £2.5 million per year, and they rely solely on support from the public and local businesses, with only their medical crew, equipment and medicines provided by the NHS. To read more about Air Ambulance NI, please click here

Thank you to all members of staff who put forward a nominated charity, we appreciate you taking the time to help us appoint our chosen charity. We look forward to supporting such a brilliant charity across the year, with coffee mornings, events and charity challenges.

Graphic showing a solar panel on a roof, displaying logos of Greenview, ESPO and B.I. Electrical Services

ESPO Framework Re-Appointment

Greenview’s subsidiary, B.I. Electrical Services, have recently been awarded a place on Lot 1 of Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation’s (ESPO) Renewable Energy Solutions framework (2838), for the supply, installation and maintenance of solar PV systems and associated products.

Having previously been appointed to its predecessor that has been running since 2019, we are delighted to be continuing work alongside ESPO.

ESPO is a public sector owned professional buying organisation (PBO), owned and operated jointly by six local authorities. Their key objective is to help its member authorities achieve optimum value for money when buying goods and services.

The ESPO Renewable Energy Solutions framework (2838) is available to any public body defined in the Local Authorities Act 1970, including schools, colleges and universities, NHS and emergency services, and central government agencies and ministries, among others.

The objectives of ESPO frameworks are to offer public sector customers access to a range of pre-approved suppliers, to secure value for money, to provide access to easy and generic further competitions designed to provide bespoke solutions for customers and deliver social value.

To read more about our previous Sustainable Energy Solutions projects, click here

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NI Social Enterprise Awards 2023 – Shortlisted Finalist

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted in the Cross Sector Collaboration category at the NI Social Enterprise Awards, for our partnership with Habitat for Humanity Ireland.

Our support has enabled Habitat for Humanity to deliver their ‘House to Home’ programme in Belfast and Lisburn and roll out their training and employability courses in Habitat ReStore Lisburn.

Habitat ReStore is the charity’s social enterprise, which sells donated new and used building supplies and home improvement materials. ReStore enables local people to improve their homes at low cost, provides skills and employability training for people of all ages and abilities, and diverts tonnes of reusable waste from landfill.

The ‘House to Home’ delivers practical support to vulnerable individuals and families to remain in their homes and sustain tenancies. This includes help with decoration and light touch repairs, access to ReStore low-cost furnishing and toolbox training skills development.

Every week more than 50 volunteers give their time and support Habitat’s mission locally. 38% of volunteers are on supported placements through partner organisations. Our support enables Habitat for Humanity to deliver their OCN-accredited training covering in Employability Foundations, Wellbeing Foundations, Retail Foundations, and new courses in Vocational Foundations covering Carpentry and Joinery Skills and Introduction to Painting and Decorating Skills. This provides meaningful skills development and engagement opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds, with Pathways to Employment for specific groups through liaison with partner organisations.

To read more about the amazing work that Habitat for Humanity do, visit their website – https://www.habitatireland.org/

We are proud to work with a social enterprise that does such incredible work for the community across Northern Ireland.

Good luck to all shortlisted organisations of the NI Social Enterprise Awards, we look forward to seeing you at the awards on 27th October!

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Quarterly Apprentice Day

In September 2023, we hosted our quarterly Apprentice Day at our Carryduff office. This is an opportunity for apprentices to learn, get to know colleagues, and access further training opportunities provided by Greenview.

CITB Northern Ireland and St John Ambulance Northern Ireland came onsite to train our apprentice team. Jason (CITB NI) taught Working at Heights Awareness and COSHH, whilst Martin (St John Ambulance) delivered Mental Health training. Thank you to Jason and Martin for providing such an informative and thought-provoking day for us.

As well as providing refresher training for our long-term apprentices, we welcomed four new apprentices to their first quarterly Apprentice Day. The day gave them invaluable training to take forward into their four-year programme.

We offer formal apprenticeships at both Level 2 and 3 across various trades such as plumbing, electrical and joinery. Our apprentices work across various trades such as plumbing, electrical and joinery at both Level 2 and 3. Click here to read more about our Training Academy

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Cohort Two: Management Development Programme

We would like to congratulate the members of our team who have recently completed the Greenview Group Management Development Programme. This is the second cohort of the programme, which features a bespoke scheme designed exclusively by Greenview to help our future leaders develop their knowledge and skills. Employee development is at the core of Greenview’s values.

Our programme members have all passed their Chartered Management Institute Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management, with one participant taking it to the next level and completing Level 7 in Leadership Management.

Our people are the key to our success and we provide continual opportunities for employee development, enabling our employees to upskill.

If you would like to know more about our in-house training academy, fill in our contact form here

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CEF Excellence Awards 2023 – Shortlisted Finalist

We are delighted to announce that Greenview have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Excellence in Training category at the Construction Employers Federation (CEF) Excellence Awards 2023.

The CEF Awards are the largest construction awards in Northern Ireland. The awards aim to promote excellence and recognise companies who are achieving the highest standards of construction.

Our Greenview Skills Academy provides continual opportunities for our employees at all levels to upskill and develop their skills. Our people are our most valuable asset. Click here to read more about our Training Academy

Our HR team have worked hard to design bespoke training programmes that are exclusive to Greenview. However, our employees also deserve to be recognised for their achievements.

Greenview are very proud to be a finalist in this category. We look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate Greenview’s excellence in training at the judging visits this coming August.

Good luck to all of the shortlisted finalists of the CEF Excellence Awards. We look forward to celebrating with you at the Crowne Plaza Belfast on Thursday 5th October!

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Annual Apprentice Away Day 2023

Our annual Apprentice Away Day for 2023 took place at Escarmouche, Ireland’s largest Paintball & Multi-Activity Park. Apprentices and their line managers took to the action park to improve their teamwork, communication, problem-solving abilities – and of course, to let off some steam.

Our HR team organised a brilliant day that was enjoyed by all, including paintball, foosball, tug-of-war and an assault course.

We take great pride in our Apprenticeship Programme and the feedback we receive on the format of the programme. Including a day full of fun-filled activities and an Apprentice Away Day each year provides an opportunity for our apprentices from different teams to come together to share, learn from and support each other.

We offer formal apprenticeships at both Level 2 and 3 across various trades such as plumbing, electrical and joinery. Our apprentices work across various trades such as plumbing, electrical and joinery at both Level 2 and 3. Click here to read more about our Training Academy

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Two Contracts Awarded to Sustainable Energy Solutions Team at Greenview

We are proud to announce that the Sustainable Energy Solutions team at Greenview have been awarded two new contracts. The award of these contracts coincided with World Environment Day, and with sustainability being at the heart of Greenview’s Corporate Social Responsibility, we welcomed the opportunity to work on two new projects that positively benefit the environment. 

The two new projects for the team are:

• Design and installation of solar PV and battery storage at five fire stations for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

• Design and installation of solar PV systems at four commercial sites for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

No two clients, buildings or customers are the same. We offer tailored solutions to help our customers reduce their carbon footprint and energy consumption to minimise their environmental impact. Click here to find out more about our Sustainable Energy Solutions

Image of Cameron Gorman, Greenview's commercial apprentice, winning Apprentice of the Year 2023

Apprentice Spotlight Success

We would like to shine a spotlight on one of our commercial electrical apprentices, Cameron Gorman. Cameron works within our commercial subsidiary, B.I. Electrical Services, and is only in the second year of his commercial apprenticeship with Greenview. 

Cameron has achieved an array of successes throughout his commercial apprenticeship in 2023, firstly winning SERC’s CITB Electrical Skillbuild Intercampus Competition in March, going on to finish third place at the Northern Ireland Skillbuild Finals in May, and finally… Winning Apprentice of the Year at the Northern Ireland Electrical Awards 2023 in June. What a year! Congratulations to Cameron on such a brilliant year. We are looking forward to seeing you continue to grow at Greenview.

Hear from Cameron and see the highlights of the awards night here

We offer formal apprenticeships at both Level 2 and 3 across various trades such as plumbing, electrical and joinery. Our apprentices work across various trades such as plumbing, electrical and joinery at both Level 2 and 3. Click here to read more about our Training Academy

Image of Clanmil Housing and AICO branding, featuring an image of town houses. This new contract has been awarded to B.I. Electrical Services.

B.I Electrical Services Awarded New Contract

Our commercial subsidiary, B.I. Electrical Services, have been awarded a contract for Fire Alarm System installation. The contract is for Clanmil Housing Association, at Moatview Court and Somme Park. Both sites provide Independent Living Apartments for over 65s.

The works will comprise a new multi-loop landlord fire alarm system installation, with new domestic fire alarms systems in each apartment. The systems will interface with automated and magnetic lock-controlled entrance door and lift at each site. Additionally, there will be installation of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Somme Park will also have a full warden call system replacement.

The project will incorporate the technologically advanced Aico 3000 Series offering ‘full circle’ protection. The unique SmartLINK® wireless interconnection will provide a smart, connected and future-proof solution.

View more of our electrical services projects, as well as works within our other services, here