Ireland's Electrical Magazine 92 Aug-Sept


Mick O’Neill, Ennis Kellihers Electrical branch manager took part in the 7-day Malin2 Mizen charity cycle in June for Cancer Care West and Slainte an Chlair. The 640km cycle was in memory of Mick’s late wife Susan who passed away on July 20 last year, and his friend Antoinette Pender who also Mick gets on his bike to help raise over €60,000 for charity

PAC Directors Gavin Rankin, Iain Parkhill, Gordon Burns and Darren Leslie with Barbour Engineering and Fabrication staff.

PAC Group acquires Barbour Engineering

passed away last year. Both had taken part in numerous charity cycles

Engineering company PAC Group is to invest £2m over three years and create up to 20 new jobs in Bangor having acquired the plant and machinery of Barbour Engineering, following its closure. The engineering company operates to support and future- proof the industrial and commercial sectors in the UK and Ireland by offering exceptional service for a diverse range of specialist electrical and mechanical engineering applications and solutions. The newly formed Barbour Engineering & Fabrication will be a subsidiary of PAC Group and will continue

to specialise in metal fabrication for the aerospace, utilities, and the manufacturing sector. The £2m investment will see PAC Group work to enhance shop floor and back-office systems, as well as supporting opportunities for young people. “We will have an apprentice programme at Barbour Engineering & Fabrication, with the first of those starting in the coming weeks,” announced PAC Group Business Development Director Darren Leslie. More information at or

over the past 30 years and both sadly passed away from cancer. Mick’s son Shane also did the cycle, while both his daughters Michelle and Tara provided food and support along the way as part of the backup team. So far an amazing €60,000 has been collected by the team. Well done to Mick and his family for raising much- needed funds for two charities that are certainly very close to their hearts. Kellihers Electrical Ennis: +353(0)65 684 4233.

NICEIC offers technical support at your fingertips

NICEIC, the UK and NI’s leading certification body for the building services industry, has launched its all-new Pocket Guide app. Free to download and available to all NICEIC certified businesses, the Pocket Guide app

houses a bank of 35 technical reference guides, all updated to BS 7671:2018+A2:2022 where relevant. Also included are handy calculators for checking Zs values, adiabatic equations, conductor resistance, and length and design current. Fully searchable and clearly displayed, the app is supported by both Android and iOS systems. Thanks to the digital delivery, all content can be adapted in line with any changes in regulations, meaning users can be assured that the information is up to date. “The Pocket Guide app is a welcomed addition for NICEIC contractors,” said NICEIC’s Head of Technical Services, Paul Collins. “Previously offered in physical formats and via the NICEIC website, these guides are well used and sought after. Making them more accessible and environmentally friendly was a logical and important step.” Download yours at

Kelliers Ennis Branch Manager Mick O’Neill, son Shane and daughters Michelle and Tara at Malin Head.


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