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GES Attend Meet the Buyer

Rachel Doherty - Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Lorraine Farrell, Customer Relations Executive, and Rodney Paul, GES Automation Manager, attend a cross-border Meet the Buyer event in Belfast.

The Connecting for Growth programme hosted by the NI Chamber of Commerce brings together businesses with procurement teams from large buying organisations, and is open to all that have an interest in developing their opportunities, including cross-border access.

GES Group have invested significant resources over the past two years to prepare the company for growth and diversification, and this Meet the Buyer event was the first of many initiatives we will be participating in over the coming year to meet our growth objectives.

2015 will be an exciting year for the company!



Make Big Savings With eTracker Technology!

Rachel Doherty - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

GES Group believe in offering a full Energy Solution package to our customers, and that includes tracking energy usage on-site. 

Two-thirds of industrial energy is consumed by electric motors. A typical electric motor costing a few hundred pounds will consume many tens of thousands of pounds in energy during its lifetime. To prevent wasting energy, the first task is to measure consumption. Results from this will allow informed decisions to be made as to where the best savings can be made and how. By means of a dedicated energy audit, GES Group have the specialised test equipment and know-how to help you save hard cash!

  • Do you have a Motor Management Policy in place?
  • Are your motors delivering the best efficiency?
  • Do you have motors on site that are over-sized, thus wasting energy? 
  • Are you aware of your lifetime motor costs?

We've recently invested in eTracker Technology, which monitors the incoming power supply to show the pattern of demand over an hour, day, week or month. Our system can be used to measure circuits, or specific plant and equipment, without the need to have a fixed sub-metering solution.

If you would like to find out more, get in touch and an energy survey can be arranged at your convenience.

GES Welcomes Christine Shaw

Rachel Doherty - Monday, October 13, 2014

GES Group welcomes Christine Shaw as our new Projects Assistant!

We have enjoyed significant growth and development in 2013-14, having been awarded large scale tenders and projects. As part of our long-term strategy to achieve sustainable growth, and our intentions to expand into new and lucrative markets, we have appointed Christine as our new Projects Assistant.

Christine graduated from Queens' University, Belfast, in 2013 with a Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. She has previous experience in the power industry, including the renewable sector. Christine's role with GES Group is to price and oversee the implementation, management and completion of Company tenders, contracts and projects. As well as assisting with the development of Company Management Systems.

Three Facts About Christine:

  • Christine spent her gap year in Australia, where she visited Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world!
  • Her taste in music is very varied, she enjoys listening to old-school music by The Rat Pack, especially Sinatra, as well as to the dulcet tones of One Direction's Harry Styles.
  • Christine's final year project for her Masters involved investigating the robustness of wireless links in vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems.

Christine has two dogs, Scamp and Harley, Scamp is a five-year-old Pomeranian and Harley is a six-month-old Boxer. When she isn't working, she enjoys going for walks near her home in Desertmartin, and watching Game of Thrones.

GES Group Ice Bucket Challenge!

Rachel Doherty - Thursday, September 04, 2014

GES like to support the business community, social community and charitable organisations, both locally and further afield. Tom Grant, CEO, spotted the fundraising opportunity the #icebucketchallenge presented! 

If employees offered a donation, they were entered into a draw to be selected as the (lucky) ones to throw the water around both our company CEO and Customer Relations Executive. In one week we managed to raise £200 for charity and gave these guys a good soaking in the process - 


Tom Grant nominates Ian Campbell (Ballyrashane) and Darwin Smith (Smiths Engineering). Lorraine nominates James Porter (Glanbia Cheese), Brendan Boland (Irwin's Bakery) and Norman Blair (Ballyrashane).


GES Cycle Team Lap the Lough!

Rachel Doherty - Monday, September 01, 2014

Members of GES Group's Cycle Team participated in Lap the Lough, 2014!

Team members who participated included:

  • Richard Paul, Services Manager
  • Rodney Paul, GES Automation Manager
  • Ronnie Moore, Ballymena Workshop Manager
  • Peter Brown, Engineering Apprentice 

This is the 9th year of the successful charity fundraising event, an 85 mile cycle ride that our guys completed in around 5 hours. Well done to our participants!

Vacancy Closing Dates Extended!

Rachel Doherty - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The closing date for receipt of all job applications has been extended to Friday, 29th August 2014. 

GES Group are recruiting 5 Electrical and Mechanical Apprentices for the September 2014 intake, and we have four additional exciting vacancies available, including: 2 x Electrical Engineers, 1 x CAD Design Engineer and 1 x Office Administrator.

Full Job Descriptions and Application Forms can be downloaded from the Careers section, alternatively you can request a Job Description and Application Form to be sent to you by post, by contacting Elaine Boyd on Tel: 02825 656406, Email: eboyd@grantselectrical.co.uk.

GES Group is an Investors in People recognised organisation and an Equal Opportunities employer.

10 New Jobs at GES Group!

Rachel Doherty - Tuesday, August 05, 2014

GES Group are hiring!

GES Group are recruiting 5 Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Apprentices for the September 2014 intake, and we have five additional exciting vacancies available, including: 2 x Electrical Engineers, 1 x Mechanical Engineer, 1 x CAD Design Engineer and 1 x Office Administrator.

Click here to view our new Careers section and find out more about these exciting roles. 

The closing date for all applications is Friday, 15th August 2014. Full Job Descriptions and Application Forms can be downloaded from the Careers section. GES Group is an Investors in People recognised organisation and an Equal Opportunities employer.

We're an Irish News WEA 2014 Finalist!

Rachel Doherty - Monday, July 14, 2014

GES Group are proud to announce their Irish News Awards 2014 Finalist status!

GES Group were successful in achieving Finalist status at the Irish News Awards 2014, in the Best Place to Work, Medium Sized Business category. This is quite an achievement for the NI company who began entering local business awards in 2012 and decided 2014 was the year to enter the regional and prestigious Irish News Awards Workplace and Employment Awards.

David Moore, GES Managing Director, said, "GES Group have always maintained excellent standards and employed excellent people. In the 40-plus years we have been in operation, we have only recently started entering local and regional business awards to recognise the successes of our business, and the successes of our people. The company has gone through considerable investment and development in the past few years, and our Finalist status this evening is a sign of things to come."

GES Take a Trip to the Highlands!

Rachel Doherty - Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The tempestuous weather bashing Scotland from the east wasn't enough to stop GES Group Workshop Manager, Ronnie Moore, from paying a visit to AEMT!

On the 14th May, Ronnie, along with other members from the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades met at the Dakota Hotel, where the AEMT said they were "especially graced with our appearance having flown all the way from NI for the day". GES Group are committed to investigating modern technology and the latest standards, as used by some of the leading motor repair companies worldwide. We aim to learn, develop and grow by sharing industry best practice and implementing the best methods we see in our own Workshops in Northern Ireland, improving our quality standards and enhancing our customer service, to ensure costly downtime is kept to a minimum. The event started on a high, with Len Jones being voted as AEMT's newest council member, representing the Scottish contingent. ="http:>

Business Talk: How To Master Your Motivation

Bryan Leslie warmed the attendees up with an energetic presentation on how to remain motivated throughout the day (tips that are sure to come in handy for us all!). Attendees commented on his enthusiasm and warmth, with the presentation focusing on the power of belief and positive thinking. He had no trouble in convincing Paul Cockell, Engineering Carbon Products, that he could smash a plank of wood in half with his bare hands! 

Technical Talk: The Unusual is Normal

Len Jones successfully kept up the pace with a very interesting but more down-to-earth presentation on the extraordinary lengths Parsons Peebles are going to in the design and manufacture of bespoke HV machines. Similar to GES Group, Parsons Peebles take on complex jobs re-engineering existing assets to upgrade their performance, which requires considerable investment and R&D.

Workshop Tour: Parsons Peebles

After a fill of lunch provided by the Dakota Hotel, the group journeyed over the Forth Bridge for the highlight of the day - a tour of the Parsons Peebles facility. Len Jones took on the role of host and tour guide, showing off the facilities with great pride. 

To view the presentations that were used on the day log-in to the Members Area of the AEMT website.

Click on the photos below to view full size and to browse through the gallery:

GES Giro Celebrations!

Rachel Doherty - Monday, May 12, 2014

GES Group are an organisation with many cycling enthusiasts, so you can imagine the excitement in the office when the Giro came to town!

Over the course of the week leading up to the Giro d'Italia, and the weekend of the event itself, GES Group celebrated by painting a large motor bright pink and displaying it on the Ballymoney Line, turning our website and logo pink and encouraging our employees to participate in the celebrations. They certainly dressed to impress and we even made an appearance on the BBC and UTV news! BBC's "Giro Pink Man" (top left) is none other than our Services Manager, Richard Paul! We've collected a selection of photos of our celebrations and compiled them into a gallery for your viewing pleasure.

Click on photos below to view full size and to browse through the gallery:
 
City Hall lit up on Friday 9th MayCity Hall Celebrations at the end of Stage TwoCity Hall is ready for the Giro!
Close to the finish...Up Close and Personal to Giro CyclistsDan Martin out with injury
Fine day for a bike ride...Fireworks at StormontMid-way point
GES at Stormont!GES boys are looking well!GES boys strut their stuff!
GES go behind the scenes 1GES go behind the scenes 2
GES go behind the scenes 3GES gets in the Giro spirit!GES goes pink for Giro!
GES hit the big time!GES in the thick of the celebrations
GES takes the lead!!Giro at Queens
Giro at Titanic BuildingGiro Celebrations at the end of Stage TwoGiro in Belfast deemed
Following the Lead CarRichard Paul and Rodney Paul, Giro 2014
Watching the race...