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I am a Business Advisor within the Business Development department. I provide guidance, mentoring and support to local entrepreneurs and start-up businesses within West Belfast.
My favourite part of working with Team Ortus, is knowing that we are actively contributing to the regeneration of West Belfast. I consider myself extremely lucky to have the opportunity to encourage and mentor West Belfast entrepreneurs and take great pride in the work that we achieve together.
I love wild camping and swimming in the sea. My favourite spots so far have been Muckross head, Donegal and Seal Cove, Achill Island.
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
My favourite part of working in Ortus is actually being part of an amazing team. The camaraderie and friends within the team make going to work so much easier.
I love to scuba dive and have dived all across the world.
“Lions do not lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.”
Property and Facilities Manager. Managing a team of property professionals to develop the commercial property and assist in the socio economic benefits of creating opportunities of business growth, development and employment.
Ortus is a dynamic company commercially driven with charitable purpose. It is the commercially driven company with a social objective which makes it a great place to work.
Work hard Play hard
“Don’t work harder work smarter.”
Manager of FLEX Language Services. Working hard to make FLEX Language Services the most successful Language Agency in the world!
Working with Ortus allows me to have full operational control for FLEX. This means I am free to explore new procedures, ideas and markets without limitations, but also knowing that Ortus will support the FLEX team when it is required.
“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” — Steve Jobs
1989 – over 30 years and I’m the longest-serving member of staff!
Key Role – Centre Manager for the Dairy Farm Shopping Centre. I look after the day to day management of the centre. Responsibilities include tenant management, debt management, contract & maintenance management, business development, personnel management, marketing, promotion & event management.
There’s never a dull moment, I could be up a ladder one minute or dancing with customers in the mall the next minute!
The variety of work and chance to work with so many different people
I love heading to Donegal with my family to relax and enjoy the peacefulness – though with 4 beautiful children it’s not always quiet!
“If it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you”
Day-to-day running of the company properties, lettings, repairs & maintenance, health & safety.
No two days are ever the same. It offers good variety and keeps things interesting.
Recently retired from one of the most successful Malone junior rugby teams for many years.
“Often the simplest of ideas produces the greatest of results”
I’m the best golfer in Ortus
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
“Success is in a can, not in a can’t.”
Finance Manager – I look after the finance for FLEX and get to speak to people from a lot of different companies plus our Interpreters and Translators on a daily basis.
I enjoy being part of an amazing team! We work together to ensure that Flex provide an excellent service to our customers and Interpreters. Ortus are always giving back to the local community. We organise a number of events each year to raise money for charity. We provide sponsorship for community groups and organise fun days for local children.
“If you can dream it, you can do it!”
Bookings Manager – On a daily basis we get to talk to so many different people. Contracted clients, private clients, interpreters and translators from all over Northern Ireland. It is great dealing with such a variety of people, requests and queries. There is never a dull moment!
I am delighted to be part of Ortus; as a Social Enterprise we reinvest our profits back into the local community and so when we profit it is great to know the community will also benefit.
“Do something today that your future self will thank you for”
I love working across the many brands within the Ortus network and learning from a diverse range of business people.
I’m a massive sports fan and play Gaelic football for Lamh Dhearg
“Never be too big to do the small things that need to be done “
Front of House Receptionist, face everyone sees first, the friendly voice on the telephone.
My favourite part of working with Team Ortus is the team. Coming into the office with a smile on my face and leaving the office with a smile on my face is one of the reasons I love working at Ortus.
I got a personal birthday video from Daniel O’Donnell
“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try”
Dealing with lots of different situations day to day – and always with a smile!
I’m the best golfer in Ortus (Don’t believe Noel!!)
Go forward as a team or be left behind as an individual