Neil Elliott is a pioneer of renewable energy solutions in Northern Ireland. Since 2009, he has been helping homeowners generate renewable energy and use as much of it as possible with the use of clever tech and lifestyle changes. Covering the full spectrum of options from solar PV, heat pumps, energy storage to small wind and hydro schemes, Neil has the expert answer to owning your energy.
Roof Window Specialists
With a lifelong passion for construction, Roof Windows Specialist proprietor, Mark O’Neill, developed
his skills in the trade from an early age, initially via his father’s contracting business. Mark was roofing houses when he was just 15 years old, and was keen to pursue a career in the industry. Completing a BTEC in Construction, followed by a degree in the same, Mark went on to work for a local construction company for three years, before working for the world’s biggest roof window manufacturer, VELUX®, which ultimately inspired him to strike out on his own to solve VELUX® customers’ concerns once their 10 year guarantee has expired. Also providing easy access to more space in the home whilst ensuring energy efficient measures are promoted were possible. Throughout his career he his always focused on getting the best possible solution for each customer ensuring the highest possible level of service.
Cher Simpson Watt Interiors
With over 20 years in the design industry, Cher leads a team of trade professionals to create timeless interiors. With a diverse range of product solutions available, no project is too challenging for Cher to get stuck into! Her portfolio of projects vary from one room designs to entire residential properties. Everything is tailored specifically around the clients’ comfort, personality, and budget so each project is bespoke. Providing a full turnkey fit out service and producing bespoke joinery, stunning window treatments, upholstery and unique accessories, Cher ensures every little detail is achieved.
GMS Intelligent Systems Ltd
GMS Intelligent Systems, are CEDIA approved installers of smart home solutions. We are a family owned business and have been providing home automation, electrical and audio visual services for over 20 years. Proprietor, George McStravick takes pride in delivering a high quality, professional service and installs award-winning advanced technology, providing you with complete smart home control.
Andrea is a creative interior design professional with 8 years experience working in all aspects of interior design, furniture, textiles and photorealistic renders including virtual reality experience. Andrea specialises in providing creative interior solutions to business and corporate clients. She combines creativity with organisational and time management skills to ensure client satisfaction and deliver projects on time.
McNeill Architectural Consultancy
Mervyn has over 40 years experience in Architecture, Planning and Project Management, both in the private sector for private bespoke dwellings, housing developments and commercial buildings, etc. Mervyn holds 4 chartered qualifications in Architecture, Surveying, Building Engineering and Project Management and is a Fellow of 3 of these professional institutes. In private practice Mervyn became an associate of a Chartered Architects practice at the age of 25. He then moved to the public sector and reached the level of Head of Building and Assistant Director of Estates Services. Throughout his career, his passion has always been architectural design, project management and building legislation including a particular interest in Planning legislation.
Stephen Blakely is the Creative Director at Blakely Interiors with over 25 years experience in residential and commercial interior design.
Recently featured as one of Northern Ireland’s top Interior design Companies on the BBC NI Beautiful Interiors, Stephen at his team are working on projects, large and small all over Ireland and the UK.
Known to be considerate of Clients taste, personality and Lifestyle would be one of the keys of success for Stephen and the team.
Coupled with extensive knowledge and a full in-house manufacturing facility provides the backbone for their success.
Thriving on simple room renovation or a complete new build, the team at Blakely believes that the relationship between the designer and the client unlocks the full potential of any project.
Harvey is a nationally recognised designer based in Belfast. He runs Co-Design Interiors & has been involved in the industry for 20+ years. Harvey has been shortlisted for the National award of Kitchen Designer of the Year before. He first started his career as a Designer, then went on to Installation Manager, then Manager, then General Manager of a kitchen company. During the property boom he was looking after designs for New Build Developments before starting his own Company. CoDesign has installed kitchens as far away as Australia. In addition to running Co-Design, Harvey has chaired the Federation of Small Businesses in Belfast and sits on the Board of The Chartered Institute of Housing in NI.
Jonathan has been with the company for the past 18 years, with a background in communications and business development. With a focus on delivering customer growth across all tenure sections within the Phoenix Energy licence area, Jonathan leads the customer service, marketing and sales divisions and oversees strategic campaign development. Jonathan also manages the business development strategy for network extension infrastructure investment and supports stakeholder and partner engagement on energy transition and role of natural gas in delivering a lower carbon future.
Iain Hoy has been Phoenix’s Energy Transition Manager since May 2021 after over a decade of experience in NI public policy. Iain is responsible for developing and managing Phoenix’s energy transition workstreams as Phoenix progresses its Pathway to Net-Zero.
Neil McCracken, General Sales Manager at Phoenix Energy, has been with the company for the past 20 years. Starting his career as an Energy Advisor, he informed consumers on the benefits of natural gas and it’s environmental benefits compared to oil. As Sales Manager he is now involved with educating energy advisors and installers on our plans to progress to renewable gas solutions.
Extensive experience in the EV charging and Solar space having also worked for some of the worlds leading software and digital advertising companies (LinkedIn, TikTok and HubSpot to name a few). Currently the Head of Sales for myenergi Ireland working alongside incredible team of 15 people here in Ireland. Roles and responsibilities include working closely with Irelands leading electrical and solar wholesalers, installers, utility companies (Developing grid flexibility programs) and home owners as they look for guidance when it comes to installing charging and solar infrastructure.
The Conservation Volunteers
Sissy Borchert has been the linchpin of TCV's conservation tree nursery for many years. Arriving 16 years ago as a fresh faced European volunteer on a gap year she quickly learned the ropes and cemented herself as an integral part of the project. Currently she serves as Senior Project Officer at our tree nursery in Cultra, connecting people to their environment through the medium of volunteering in green space.
Award winning furniture artist from Co. Armagh, Helena Kearns started upcyling with her 3 children during the first covid lockdown. Her children all have autism and their support networks, school and the autism services were stopped. This creative outlet helped cope with the stress of the pandemic. Helena has started a social enterprise in Portadown, upcycling furniture with young adults who have autism. She specialises in mixed media with a passion for colour and texture. Helena loves vintage furniture and wants to save as many pieces as she can from landfill and firewood by giving them a place in a modern home.