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Jobs boost for Co Down firm after securing £14m contracts with housing associations

Published on: 28 April, 2016
From left: Andrew Lamont, Triangle Housing; Stephen Woodrow, Fold Housing Association; Connaire McGreevy, CTS Projects; Sean McGrath, Alpha Housing and Scott Thompson, Habinteg Housing Association

From left: Andrew Lamont, Triangle Housing; Stephen Woodrow, Fold Housing Association; Connaire McGreevy, CTS Projects; Sean McGrath, Alpha Housing and Scott Thompson, Habinteg Housing Association

A Co Down heating and renewable energy installation firm has announced the creation of 32 new jobs in the last 18 months, after securing £14m in new contracts with four housing associations.

CTS Projects in Warrenpoint, founded in August 2006 by Connaire McGreevy, has generated the jobs as a combined result of winning the new contracts with Alpha, Fold, Habinteg and Triangle, plus a strategic diversification into private sector boiler servicing.

The firm already has existing contracts with Clanmil, Connswater, Hearth, Abbeyfield & Wesley and the Housing Executive.

The newest roles created at CTS include contract management and gas engineers, with salaries of around £25,000.

“Thanks to substantial new contracts with four housing associations, Alpha, Fold, Habinteg and Triangle and existing contracts with several other associations, nearly 40% of Northern Ireland’s social housing heating maintenance and upgrades are now carried out by CTS Projects,” Connaire McGreevy, managing director of CTS Projects, said.

He said that could be “potentially an additional 50 jobs in the next 12 months”.

Housing associations are committed to investing in people and communities. In 2011-15, housing associations employed 3,000 people; contributing £60m per annum in wages to the local economy.

With continued strong support from the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly, the housing association movement can deliver great things for Northern Ireland over the next four years – building great places, regenerating blighted areas, creating jobs and releasing potential.

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