Tyrone Times search for Person to be Proud Of

William Allen, right, Group Editor, pictured with Gavin Twamley, Domestic Sales Representative for Firmus Energy. INLS0814-166K
William Allen, right, Group Editor, pictured with Gavin Twamley, Domestic Sales Representative for Firmus Energy. INLS0814-166K

Do you have a ‘shining star’ in your midst who runs messages for older people in your neighbourhood or is the first to volunteer at local events or community initiatives?

Is there someone that has gone that extra mile to help you out?

firmus energy is once again supporting the annual ‘Person to Be Proud Of’ competition, allowing all the exceptional people in communities across Northern Ireland to be recognised.

Nominate a ‘shining star’ today in our ‘Person to Be Proud Of’ competition, running through Johnston Press newspapers across the province, including the Tyrone Times.

Gavin Twamley, local sales representative from firmus energy, commented: “We are out and about in communities across Northern Ireland each and every day and regularly meet and hear about people who go above and beyond to help others.

“These are the ‘shining stars’ we want to highlight through this competition.

“We have more than 66,000 customers across Northern Ireland and know that so many of them give up their time and energy to benefit others and that is why supporting a competition such as this is important to firmus energy.

“As a company we have a strong focus on giving back to our local communities. We have supported charities, worked with organisations such as Business in the Community and lent time and resources to projects, such as landscaping Special Schools, including Riverside in Antrim and Ceara in Lurgan.

“We wholeheartedly appreciate that so much good work is being done within communities on an individual level and it is those people whom we hope will be nominated for the ‘Person To Be Proud Of’ competition.”

William Allen , from Johnston Press said there was a rich field of potential candidates.

“We have some exceptional people across Tyrone, who deserve to be recognised for the work and dedication they show in a professional, social and personal capacity,” he said.

“This a fantastic opportunity to honour an individual for being who they are, and we are proud to launch the search for ‘Person to the Proud Of’ with firmus energy.”

Further details about the competition can be found in this week’s edition of the paper or online at www.tyronetimes.co.uk.

Gavin concluded: “We 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.

“We are really looking forward to hearing all the stories about the ‘shining stars’ in our communities.”

firmus energy employs around 90 people in its Antrim headquarters and invests heavily in its teams. The company took natural gas to new areas in 2013, including Bushmills,

Bessbrook and Ballyclare and hopes to bring the low-cost, environmentally-friendly, practical fuel to even more homes and businesses throughout 2014.

Householders and businesses along the natural gas pipeline which are interested in finding out more about converting to natural gas, can visit www.firmusenergy.co.uk or call 08456 08 00 88.

Send your entries to news@tyronetimes.co.uk or contact us on Facebook/Twitter.

Closing date is Thursday 20th March 2013