GES won two awards at the 2015 Business Excellence Awards, hosted by Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at the Tullyglass Hotel on Thursday 1st October.
Chamber President, Alan Stewart, commented that despite the difficult economic climate of recent years, Ballymena remained a thriving hub of economic activity, listing a number of investment projects undertaken by local businesses in the past 12 months, including GES Groups's £300,000 expansion project.
Dr. Catherine O'Mullan, Director of Curriculum at the NRC, presented GES with the award for Training and People Development. The judges commented that they loved the company's far reaching, and all encompassing approach to people development, while GES also thoroughly endorsed the sentiment that people are your best asset.
The Business Growth Award was presented by Terry Robb, Head of Ulster Bank Ballymena Business Centre. The judges were overwhelmed by the standard of entries for this category, but said that GES had demonstrated how clear vision, defined strategy, and pure hard work can reap rewards in growing your business.
Tom Grant, GES Group CEO, said: "Our Industry requires high levels of knowledge and competency, and our commitment to training and people development is also a commitment to our customers. GES are dedicated to training and upskilling our employees, from our intensive Apprenticeship programme delivered in partnership with NRC, to specialist training for our dedicated Engineers. Our significant and sustainable growth has been achieved through implementing a Strategic 5 Year Development Programme, but it is also a testament to our customer satisfaction levels. I would like to thank our employees for their hard work and high standards, and thank our customers for their continued support."