This year TTP got involved with the Ballymena Rotary Club in the collection of much needed donations which are going to 10 local charities to distribute. The first port of call was St Colmcille’s Primary School. The school incorporated the theme of pastoral care and caring for others along with their request for donations of non-perishable foods, toiletries, baby products etc. Their response was unbelievable – pictured are Alastair Martin (Ballymena Rotary Club) and Mr Henry Walls (Principal) with the donations stretching down the main corridor and beyond! A fantastic response from the school!! A total of 20 local schools participated in the scheme, gathering an unbelievable amount of goods and cash donations. The staff in TTP also got involved, bringing in donations, with Leanne sorting them into common groups. All was transported to Rotary’s main storage site and then distributed to the local charities. At a time like this, all charities are struggling, and they need people to donate as much as possible!!
To see your Company name on a large screen at an Awards event is a proud moment for anyone or any Company and this was especially so for Technical Transport Products (TTP) at the Thermo King Annual Awards Dinner. This year it was held in Barcelona following the Dealer Principals Conference. Amazingly for the third year running, Technical Transport Products (TTP), have won the Thermo King ‘Connected Solutions Dealer of the Year’ award. It was said that no one has won any award for three years running before. Amazing that a company representing N. Ireland would achieve this, especially where we were among our very successful fellow dealers from Europe, Africa, Middle East and Russia. TTP were also nominated in the final three for ‘Trailer Dealer of the Year’.
“This unbelievable win and all previous wins over the years, have all been made possible because of the exceptional team we have at TTP “ commented Tracy Martin. Technical Transport Products (TTP) are the Thermo King dealer for N. Ireland with bases in Ballymena and Portadown. The Company has been representing Thermo King in N. Ireland for 42 years, originally setup by Billy Finlay and now ran by his daughters Kathryn Dickey and Tracy Martin.
Donal Cox (Regional Director UK Ireland & Benelux and Strategic Initiatives Leader EMEA) ,on presenting the award said, “we had 3 outstanding nominees for this year’s Connected Solutions Dealer of the Year Award. To be nominated means all 3 dealers were focused on selling value and data intelligence proving the importance of uptime to their customers. But we could only have one winner and for the 3rd year in a row our winner of the 2019 Connectivity Dealer of the Year is Technical Transport Products (TTP) from Northern Ireland. To win it once is a great achievement for any dealer but 3 years in a row sets a high standard to the rest of our dealers. The big question is, can they make it four in a row in 2020?” The Thermo King Connected Solutions helps deliver smarter fleet operations through telematics, for example one of the benefits of the system is offering 2-way communication with your equipment. There is innovative data storage, transfer and management solutions available for the transport of temperature sensitive cargoes, regulatory conformity, fleet usage and data control. Thermo King pioneered transport temperature control in 1938 and has been world leader ever since. Today their solutions include temperature control systems for trailers, rigid trucks, vans, railway trucks, air, sea-going and intermodal containers. Plus HVAC products (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) for subway carriages, rail carriages and buses.
Technical Transport Products are delighted to be a designated drop-off point for Cash for Kids: Mission Christmas appeal 2018.
At TTP and Thermo King we are committed to supporting local charities and this Christmas, Cash for Kids is asking the local community to buy one extra gift and to leave it off, unwrapped at a drop-off point. We are proud to be one of those drop-off points!
Just leave your unwrapped gift in to the shiny box beside Darryl at the front desk before Monday 17th December and we will pass it on to the appeal.
The gifts go to local children who are suffering from poverty and who are unlikely to receive anything on Christmas Day. Cash for Kids are especially looking for gifts for babies and teenagers. Mission Christmas isn’t asking for anything big or expensive, just simple gifts that you could pick up with your weekly shop. We have included some gift ideas below.
We will also be holding a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 14th December to raise money for the Mission Christmas appeal. so, why not join in and wear the ugliest jumper you can find and make a donation!
DONATE BY TEXT
Just text FIVE to give £5 or TEN to give £10 to 70808*.
You can make a one-off donation, set up a monthly direct debit or pay in money you’ve raised online.
We are excited to make this Christmas a day to remember for local children.
TTP are proud to sponsor Ballinascreen U14 Hurlers as they embarked on the All Ireland Féile na nGael 2018 Division 2.
Féile provides an opportunity for:
Under 14 players to participate in an annual Festival of Hurling/Camogie, Handball and Gaelic Football/Ladies Gaelic football
Clubs to experience playing against teams from other Counties/Provinces
Clubs to foster links with other Clubs in other Counties/Provinces
Counties to celebrate Gaelic games by acting as hosts
A core aim of Féile tournaments is to promote a philosophy whereby every player has the opportunity to participate and play in their respective Féile tournament at a level commensurate to their age, skills and strengths.
The Ballinascreen team was made up of 32 boys, 4 coaches and a physio.
Initially, the boys travelled to Kilnadeema, Co Galway, where they played Tommie Larkins and Naas, qualifying them to travel to Galway the next day to take part in the quarter final.
On our way to Galway!
On Saturday the boys played Kilnadeema and then Castletown Slieve Bloom and they qualified for the semi-final – we were delighted for them!
Féile na nGael 2018
On the Sunday the team travelled to Connaught where we played Kilcormac Killoughey in the semi-final. We won – we were now in the final!
Some very disappointed Ballinascreen U14 Hurlers at the Final
The boys played Naas in the final, but sadly lost out on the win. However, the boys played a magnificent game, and we could not be more proud. the boys all played with a lot of heart and showed sportsmanship throughout every game. They represented Ballinascreen impeccably well. Although we did not get the result we wanted we leave with great memories! There’s always next year boys!
Randalstown Young Farmers Club Win at Floral Art Final at Balmoral Show 2018
As a local business we are delighted to support local young people. One way we do this is by sponsoring Randalstown Young Farmers Club hoodies. We have a special relationship with Randalstown Young Farmers Club, as Kathryn’s three children have been dedicated members for a number of years.
The highlight of the Young Farmers’ calendar is, without a doubt, Balmoral Show. This year was no exception as this landmark agricultural event celebrated its 150th Show!
Members of the Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster not only attended the Balmoral Show, but participated in many events and competitions. These ranged from sheep shearing to tug of war.
One such competition was the Floral Art Finals. We are delighted to announce that our Stores Apprentice, Gemma Dickey, was awarded First Prize in the 21-25 years age category. This was a tough competition with competitors putting together a display live at the event with a theme of “Duet”.
Gemma Dickey with her 1st Prize winning Floral Art arrangement “Duet”
Under the watchful eye of Judge Karen Frew, competitors showed off their creativity and flair as they delicately placed flowers, foliage and other accessories to craft stunning arrangements. Over 400 competitors had taken part in the Floral Art heats and it was a remarkable achievement for the finalists to showcase their artistic ability at the prestigious agricultural event.
Left to right: Emma Mills – 1st Prize 14-16 years, Gemma Dickey – 1st Prize 20-25 years, Sarah Thompson 25-30 years
Well done Emma,Gemma and Sarah, you have been excellent ambassadors for Randalstown Young Farmers Club we are so proud of you!
You can find out more about the Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster here.
You can find out more about the Balmoral Show here.
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