GES Group's CEO, Tom Grant, won the Commitment to Ballymena Award at the 2016 Business Excellence Awards, hosted by the Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at the Tullyglass Hotel on Thursday 20th October.
Pictured L-R: Mayor Councillor Audrey Wales MBE, and GES Group CEO, Tom Grant.
Tom was unaware that he had been deservedly nominated for the award. As a lifelong ambassador of the entire Ballymena area, he endeavours to boost the image and overall profile of Ballymena across NI and beyond, while providing employment and driving a successful business towards growth.
Tom said: "It has been an honour and a privilege to serve the people of Ballymena, and Northern Ireland, over the last 45 years in business, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for their continued support. None of GES Group's success would be possible without the hard work of our highly skilled and dedicated employees.
The business started in 1972, with a premises in Cullybackey and one employee, and has now grown to include multiple sites, 82 employees, and a fleet of over 40 vehicles, now serving customers throughout Ireland, the UK, and Europe.
I would like to thank the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and the Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry for this prestigious award."