Firmus Energy helps bring a little warmth to Richhill community

Donna Fletcher, Project Manager of the Richhill Townscape Heritage Initiative, Bob Dundas from the Richhill Improvement Association and Neil Gallagher, Operations and Maintenance Manager for firmus energy.  Pictured (l-r front), are Cormac O'Donnell from McNicholas, Alderman Jim Speers, Chair of the Richhill Buildings Preservation Trust and Dr Alan Turtle, Secretary of the Richhill Buildings Preservation Trust.
Donna Fletcher, Project Manager of the Richhill Townscape Heritage Initiative, Bob Dundas from the Richhill Improvement Association and Neil Gallagher, Operations and Maintenance Manager for firmus energy. Pictured (l-r front), are Cormac O'Donnell from McNicholas, Alderman Jim Speers, Chair of the Richhill Buildings Preservation Trust and Dr Alan Turtle, Secretary of the Richhill Buildings Preservation Trust.

The junction of Legacorry Road and Mullalelish Road, in Richhill, is now flourishing with new shrubs making it more inviting to those living and travelling in the area, thanks to Firmus Energy’s ‘warming communities’ initiative.

The natural gas supplier, which has been supplying its fuel to homes and businesses in Richhill since last year, has a dedicated CSR committee which nominated to send a team of volunteers to refresh the area.

Neil Gallagher, operations and maintenance manager for Firmus Energy, commented: “As part of our commitment to the local areas in which we work, we take on CSR projects through our ‘warming communities’ initiative.

“We have brightened and freshened the landscaping in many of our 30 local towns, cities and villages.

“This Richhill project was important to us as we are quite ‘new’ to the area and want to show local people that firmus energy is a positive contributor to the community, as we connect homes and businesses in the area to natural gas.

“At this busy junction, we dug out the grass bank and planted shrubbery, making this intersection more attractive.

“In the spirit of the Firmus Energy ethos of clarity, integrity, empathy and teamwork, our goal is to make a difference at the heart of each of our local communities and our employees enjoy the opportunity to take part also.

“We have found that involvement in CSR projects improves our employees’ satisfaction as we give back to the local community.”

Firmus Energy is investing £1.1 million in the area’s natural gas network and, as it extends, the fuel will become available to around 1,200 homes and businesses across Richhill.

Neil concluded: “Natural gas is a convenient source of energy as it is available to users 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

“There is no need for storage facilities and customers don’t have to order deliveries. Householders also have the ability to pay by direct debit or a pre-payment top up card, which can help with budgeting.

“Natural gas is a very suitable fuel for many people’s modern and busy lifestyles and we look forward to welcoming more customers from the Richhill area over the coming months.”