Ireland's Electrical Magazine Issue 86


Greg Smylie, Chair of the NIFSEF and MD for Beacon Fire & Security (NI).

NewChair of NISEFpraises Fire &Safety course

Paul Martin, Co-founder and COO of Verde Energy Group.

Verde launches €20m ‘Green Fund’

Verde Energy Group has announced details of a €20million “Green Fund” they have put in place to support the installation of “green” solutions, including EV Chargers, Solar PV, and energy-efficient LED lighting, as well as its innovative ENWARE Sustainability SaaS platform, across Ireland. Having recently rebranded from Verde LED, through this incentive, Verde Energy Group will fund client installations which include a combination of the three technologies over a three-to-five year period, seeing clients pay a monthly fee rather than paying upfront, bringing substantial savings to customers. Paul Martin, Co-founder and COO of Verde

Energy Group said, “Creating cost-saving, energy-efficient solutions is the way towards a more accessible and greener Ireland. The new fund offers a real win-win option for clients who wish to upgrade to energy-saving solutions without bearing the full costs of upfront payments, with the added benefit of improving their carbon footprint.” The diversification in the business will create an additional 30 jobs over the next two years, the largest recruitment drive by

Greg Smylie, new Chair of the Northern Ireland Fire and Security Employers Federation (NISEF) and MD of Beacon Fire & Security (NI), encourages members and school leavers to join up to the Fire & Security course. “We have been meeting as a committee for several years now and have had great success working with SERC and the Met with regard to shaping the Fire & Security course to suit employers while helping to make the course exciting and rewarding for young engineers. “The participants get a structured course with recognised skills that lead to a rewarding career that can be varied, interesting and challenging. Over the last number of years, we have managed, along with the colleges, to help evolve the certification awarding bodies and bring the whole structure of the course up to date. “NIFSEF itself would like to ask for any new members who are 3rd party accredited to get in touch and help make a difference to our dynamic industry. In addition, any collage leaver or school leaver who is interested in a career please contact SERC or the MET and ask about Fire & Security Engineering.” New members who want to become more involved should contact Paddy Dickson, NISEF Treasurer:

Verde since its inception in 2010. For further information on how to avail of the “Green Fund”, visit

Niavac helps trainUlster Champions

Niavac’s collaboration with Tyrone GAA wins a place in the All-Ireland semi- final at Croke Park. As part of Niavac’s long-standing relationship with the GAA, the Belfast-based systems integration specialists recently installed an AV project at the Tyrone GAA Performance Hub located in Garvaghey. The bespoke facility boasts nine multi-use strength and conditioning workstations, a sprinting/testing track, a nutrition station and kitchen area as well as a relaxation area. To further improve the training experience of GAA athletes, the Niavac team was tasked with installing a range of digital displays across the space to show information and custom training plans which included: Four 55” Panasonic displays in the weights area; one 55” Panasonic display at the cardio area and another 50” Panasonic display was also installed in the kitchen area.

Tyrone GAA Performance Hub, equipped with AV solutions from Niavac.

They were also asked to install a PA system in the facility. This system covers the entire gym area and features multi-format media playback and Sonos connectivity. After beating Monaghan to become Ulster Champions, Tyrone were facing Kerry in the All-Ireland semi-final when Ireland’s Electrical Magazine was going to press. Visit: for more AV solutions. FOLLOW US ON:


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