LOCAL natural gas supplier, firmus energy, is celebrating a mammoth milestone, having reached 50,000 customers across Northern Ireland.
To mark this achievement the company is supporting the ‘Person To Be Proud Of’ competition which is running through Johnston Press newspapers across the province, including The Ballymoney and Moyle Times.
Michael Scott, general manager for firmus energy, explains: “We are delighted that 50,000 customers have chosen to connect to the cost-saving and environmental benefits of firmus energy natural gas throughout Northern Ireland. This is a real milestone for firmus energy and we want to thank each and every one of our customers within our local communities.
“As we extend our gas network even further, such as to Bushmills, Bessbrook and Ballyclare, more and more people are opting to switch to natural gas.
“As well as being around 31% cheaper than home heating oil, natural gas can contribute to cleaner air for the area as it is the most environmentally-friendly fossil fuel emitting less carbon emissions into the atmosphere than other fuel alternatives.
“We are delighted to support the ‘Person To Be Proud Of’ competition that will be running in The Ballymoney and Moyle Times and we hope that it will highlight a lot exceptional individuals living and working in the local area.
“We are looking forward to hearing about people from Ballymoney and Moyle who go that extra mile, whether they carry out good deeds for someone or if they regularly give up their own time and energy to benefit others within the community.”
Michael added: “We invest heavily in our teams and try to create opportunities to acknowledge those that go above and beyond what is expected of them. We also know that there are thousands of unsung heroes across Northern Ireland for whom helping others is a way of life. This competition aims to recognise just some of those individuals and highlight how their selfless actions benefit other local people.”
Regional Deputy Editor David Rankin: “There are many individuals who do selfless work in our community and are outstanding citizens.
“We want to hear from our loyal readers who may know an unsong hero or heroine. But be quick, nominations must reach us by Monday, March 18.”
To date, firmus energy has invested more than £72 million in the natural gas infrastructure in NI and is regularly applies to the regulator to extend the pipeline to bring the benefits of natural gas to thousands more homes and businesses each year.
To nominate your Person to be Proud of, simply contact us at Ballymoney/Moyle Times, 6 Church Street, Ballymoney or email us an news:@ballymoneytimes.co.uk, Facebook or Tweet us.
Don’t forget to give us details of the person you want to nominate and reasons why as well as your contact details.