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Awards & Accreditations

Apprentice of the Year 2012

GES Group 4th Year Apprentice, Michael Curtis, wins Apprentice of the Year at the 2012 Ballymena Business Excellence Awards. The award celebrates an Apprentice committed to their qualification and considers the individual's contribution to their company, their skills and personal qualities, and dedication to succeed while making an outstanding contribution to their workplace. 

Apprentice of the Year 2013

GES Group 4th Year Apprentice, Peter Brown, wins Apprentice of the Year at the 2013 Ballymena Business Excellence Awards. The award celebrates an Apprentice committed to their qualification and considers the individual’s contribution to their company, their skills and personal qualities, and their dedication to succeed while making an outstanding contribution to their workplace.

Best Change Management Programme

GES Group won the Bronze Award for the Best Change Management Programme at the Training Journal Awards 2016. As the only SME to be recognised as a finalist, awarding judge, Richard Smith, commented that we are one of the smallest companies to ever win the award. 

Best Place to Work 2014

GES Group were a Finalist in the Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards 2014. This award recognises organisations that have created an outstanding workplace based on a set of values that has led to a committed, effective and motivated workforce. Finalists actively drive continuous improvement and engage employees to empower them in their roles. 

Business Growth Award 2015

GES Group won the Business Growth Award at the Ballymena Business Excellence Awards 2015. The Award recognises growth during a tough economic climate and looks for evidence of business and marketing strategy, financial and growth performance, improved resource efficiency, reduced costs, and minimised waste, business and growth management, and future sustainability.


CE Mark

GES Group are certified and independently approved by Queen’s University, Belfast, to certify the design and integration of electrical and mechanical systems. CE Marking is mandated by European Directives and is a legal requirement that declares equipment and products can be legally supplied and moved freely throughout the EU.

Commitment to Ballymena Award

GES Group CEO, Tom Grant, received the Commitment to Ballymena Award at the Ballymena Business Excellence Awards 2016. As a lifelong ambassador of the entire Ballymena area, Tom endeavours to boost the image and overall profile of Ballymena across NI and beyond, while providing employment and driving a successful business towards growth.

CompEx

Based on the IEC Standards, primarily IEC 60079: Parts 10; 14 & 17, CompEx is the global solution for Competency Validation and Certification for our electro-technical and mechanical Engineers who have been trained in repairing and remanufacturing specialist electrical equipment for safe use in hazardous and explosive atmospheres.

CSR

The Construction Skills Register (CSR) is an Industry approved Health and Safety training course and assessment. As part of GES Group’s Health and Safety Management System, we aim to ensure that all staff who require Construction Skills Register training remain within their expiry dates at all times. GES Group are currently 100% CSR trained.

Employee of the Year 2013

GES Group HSQE & Marketing Manager, Rachel Doherty, wins Employee of the Year at the 2013 Ballymena Business Excellence Awards. The hardest award to win and judge, this award showcases an employee that has gone beyond the call of duty to help the business, an individual who excels in their day-to-day duties and has done something particularly noteworthy.

Excellence in Customer Service 2014

GES Group were a Finalist in the Excellence in Customer Service category at the Ballymena Business Awards 2014. This award recognises an organisation that can deliver outstanding levels of customer service and satisfaction in all aspects of sales and after care services.

Green Fleet of the Year 2015

GES Group won Green Fleet of the Year at the Business Eye Fleet Industry Awards 2015. Environmental concerns are high on the agenda, and the winner of this award is a forward-looking company that has introduced initiatives to reduce their CO2 emissions year-on-year, delivering financial and environmental benefits. 

High Voltage Senior Authorised Person

GES Group have specialist staff who are trained in Safe Operating Procedures when operating and working on High Voltage power systems, switchgear and distribution equipment. This includes approval for examining, testing, isolating, authorising and signing-off on High Voltage power systems, including extensive knowledge of Permit to Work and Sanction to Test systems.

Human Focus

Human Focus is an eLearning tool used extensively by GES Group. Accredited by RoSPA, the internal training delivered to our employees covers a wide variety of topics, including: Working at Height, Electrical Safety, Environmental Awareness, Manual Handling, Fire Safety, Accident Reporting, Asbestos Safety, Confined Spaces, Slips, Trips and Falls and Permit to Work.

IET Approved Apprenticeship Scheme

IET Approved Apprenticeship status demonstrates GES Group’s commitment to development and progression, and endorses the quality of the Company’s scheme against IET benchmarks, as well as providing Apprentices with access to IET’s vast resources.

Innovation Award 2016

GES Group won the Innovation Award at the Ballymena Business Excellence Awards 2016 for undertaking a Creativity and Innovation Programme and implementing Business Improvement Projects, which resulted in tangible outputs! The award recognises our ability to create, nurture, and develop processes that substantially improve the commercial performance of GES.
 

IOSH

Specialist NEBOSH Occupational Health and Safety training has been delivered to select employees, who are registered members of IOSH, the world's largest professional Health and Safety membership organisation, who set Industry standards and offer support and development opportunities to members.

Right Place to Work 2014

GES Group were a Finalist in the Right Place to Work category in the Ballymena Business Excellence Awards 2014. This awards highlights those businesses that have really put people at the heart of their overall strategy; committed to supporting employees, enhancing employee satisfaction and demonstrate an overall commitment to its employees at all levels.

Safe Contractor

Safe Contractor is a robust contractor Health and Safety pre-qualification system that gives our clients peace of mind. Safe Contractor Health and Safety Consultants deal directly with GES Group to check our Health and Safety documentation including our Risk Assessments, Policies, Method Statements and Insurance Documents.



Training and People Development Award 2015

GES Group won the Training and People Development Award at the Ballymena Business Excellence Awards 2015. The award recognises an organisation, that through their commitment to learning and people development, have made a significant positive improvement to the performance of their business. The winner shows evidence of developing a learning culture, identifying appropriate training programmes, managing and evaluating training, and assessing impact, benefits and return on investment.