Mayor congratulates local ‘high achievers’

New Mayor of Ballymena, Cllr. Audrey Wales. INBT24-206AC
New Mayor of Ballymena, Cllr. Audrey Wales. INBT24-206AC

Ballymena Mayor, Cllr Audrey Wales has extended congratulations to individuals, businesses and groups in the borough on their achievements during the past month.

Among those commended at the outset of last Monday night’s monthly council meeting were -

Progressive Building Society on their recent £1 million redevelopment which Mrs Wales described as ”another great investment to Ballymena’s town centre”.

The launch of the new Careers Resource Centre in Linenhall Street.

The local launch at Ballymena NRC of a competition for apprentices seeking a place on Squad UK at the WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paolo.

Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients, Hotelier Eugene McKeever, Chef Jenny Bristow and Broughshane Community worker, Thomas Crawford.

Ballymena Bowling Club members Jennifer Dowds, Barbara Cameron and Donna McCloy on being selected for the NI Team

in the Commonwealth Games.

All Saints GAC Under 14 football team on becoming all-Ireland Champions in their age group at the all-Ireland Feile tournament at Ballyhaunis.

Lee Balmer of the Ballymena IMMA Gym on taking part in the Mixed Martial Arts World Championships for ‘Team Ireland’ in Las Vegas.

Moorfields PS pupil Breanna Courtney on being named ‘Gymnast of the Year’ and ‘Best Improver of the Year’ at her club’s recent display.

Glarryford YFC on their 70th anniversary.

Wrightbus on opening a permanent office at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, which, the Mayor remarked, was “a move that furthers their global outreach”.

Ferguson Meats Farm Shop in Cullybackey on their first anniversary.

Staff and pupils of Camphill PS on receiving a gold award from the NEELB for their outstanding health promotion activities for pupils.

Former Ballymena Academy pupil, now at QUB, Peter McNeill on being awarded a £25,0000 scholarship with BAE Systems.