Environmental Consulting Engineers launch their new website with a recruitment drive for Senior & Graduate Engineers.

Patrick McCaul Environmental Consulting Engineers Ltd. is a highly respected Building Services Engineering Consultancy with a creative and motivated team of engineers, designers and associated technical personnel.

This Company has developed significant expertise in the sustainable energy sector over several years. It specialises in addressing the needs of the internal environment by providing consultancy on energy conservation, low carbon / energy design strategies and the incorporation of sustainable energy systems for both existing and new builds.

Website Launch

PMC took a massive step digitally in June 2019 to develop both their business & digital strategy. Now successfully in partnership with Beacon13 Ltd, they have recreated a brand unique in its industry, a website that only reflects the true authenticity and true professionalism of the PMC.

With a surge in demand for talented Senior Engineers and Graduate Engineers across the construction industry in both UK & Ireland, PMC are having to adapt their recruitment approach in order to acquire and retain quality talent.

The challenge therefore is how the industry can better align job demands and employee skills, and so beacon13 came up with a digital solution for recruitment across the board.

Recruitment Drive

Orchestrating a recruitment drive for a large organisation such as PMC is more than simply filling roles with applicants who meet the required skill sets.

In preparation for the interviews, PMC took a unique approach which was devised to curate a dream-team effort, in order to attract a large volume of potentially-right candidates in a timely and cost-effective manner.

The drive was the first step in introducing potential candidates to what PMC where about, core values and a very detailed description of the career involved.

In addition to the recruitment drive , Beacon13 also thought it was essential for advertisements on traditional media, outreach on digital channels was necessary to maximising engagement. For instance, LinkedIn targeted a specific audience, helping to spread the word across the construction industry.

LOOKING FOR A NEW CAREER IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING?

Check out PMC’s careers, page if you think you have what it takes.

https://www.pmccaul.com/engineering-careers

McKee’s Pies kicks off a new era with home delivery and on line store.

mckees website with beacon13. directors conor o'kane and paul gibson

McKee’s started off as a traditional family butchers in 1898. Over 120 years later they’re bringing their traditional recipes on line with a new website and home delivery service.

The elite butchers (based in Maghera) have seen a steady growth of the company from the mid 80s. The growth came mainly from a timely response to changing times.

order on line mckees pies
start your order now at McKeesPies.com

McKee’s started producing pies and convenience foods just around the time that women (Sorry gents, but that’s who did the shopping in those days) were looking for such products.

McKee’s pies, stuffing and scotch eggs are now household names across Northern Ireland. And the company delivers these products to over 150 stockists as well as selling direct to the customer from their Maghera base.

When opportunity strikes…

It’s in the “direct to the customer” part that McKee’s have noticed an opportunity. McKee’s have a wonderful brand, a loyal local customer base and a fleet of vans on the roads every day. This lends itself naturally to a home delivery service.

McKees new website at mckeespies.com

The missing piece of the pie? (forgive the pun)… A shiny new website that allows customers to order McKee’s products on line. This is where Beacon13 comes in. The Beacon13 team have created a WordPress website with Woo-commerce, Paypal Payments, Email alerts and more.

We’ve added all of McKee’s product lines and worked with the McKee’s team to create packages for family dinners, occasions and parties. We’ve given the website some of McKee’s branding and styling to reflect their shop, the factory and product packaging.

All in all, providing the same wonderful McKee’s experience, but now on your phone or desktop from the comfort of your own home.

No mean feat.

McKee’s understand that a new approach to the sale of their product won’t be easy. Although the company is well versed in selling their products in-store and to their trade customers, the internet sales and home delivery service will be a whole new challenge.

McKee’s will initially trial the service to the (very) local market first. Only addresses within a 20 mile radius can avail of the home delivery service at present. This will allow McKee’s to build up an understanding of their customers expectations when it comes to ordering on line.

Ultimately McKee’s want to offer the same level of quality on line as they do in-store. So they’ve given themselves a little time to make sure this happens.

Beacon13 will be on hand to help them perfect their new digital venture.


Try out McKee’s new home delivery service at www.mckeespies.com

Credit Unions in NI are turning to Fintec for cyber security & disaster recovery.

credit unions in ireland it support and cyber security

Fintec Limited is a growing IT support company based in Bellaghy. The Mid-Ulster team has developed a niche with Credit Unions in Northern Ireland & the border counties. A unique blend of IT experience, knowledge and cyber-security skills has positioned Fintec as the “go to” team for Credit Unions.

Fintec specialise in providing managed IT solutions including hardware, email, back-up and security. They offer Credit Unions; on line and off-line support and a dedicated IT specialist. Fintec is now actively working with over 30 credit unions.

Business Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery

BCP (Business continuity plans) are essential for all businesses they prepare your organization for times of emergency or disaster, BCPs make sure that your business operations are still running should the unthinkable happen.

Fintec also offers a disaster recovery service for when the unthinkable happens to help credit unions get their business get back on track.

“We focus on keeping all your critical business functions operational by implementing firewalls to stop cyber attacks, installing back up drives and back up servers.”

Brian Rea – Fintec
credit unions in derry, antrim, tyrone and down are proud to call their Fintec their long term IT partner for security.
Derry Credit Union – just one of Fintec’s many Credit Union contracts.

Cyber Security

Cyber security consists of technologies, processes and controls designed for the purpose of protecting your system, networks and data from cyber attacks. Proper implementation of cyber security greatly reduces the risk of cyber security.

Fintec offers a vast knowledge and experience in cyber security implementation and the best measures for preventing such attacks from happening.

Working with Credit Union’s existing software

Fintec has substantial experience in working with typical software packages used at Credit Unions in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Software like Zion, Cumis relationship management and Abacus fern software are just some of the packages that Fintec is happy to integrate their hardware with.


Does your credit union need managed IT support, cyber security or disaster recovery?

You can arrange a free audit at: fintecltd.com/credit-unions

Selling Christmas turkeys on-line.

turkey e-commerce

When you mention e-commerce, the  first products that spring to mind are perhaps laptops and i phones or flights and hotel rooms. If you told us 6 months ago that we’d selling thousands of turkeys on-line we’d probably have laughed. It seems that our customer’s users did not have the same misconceptions.

For the last few months we’ve been working on not 1 but 2 busy websites that have channelled their focus at this time of year to selling Turkeys and Christmas dinner packages to their clients. with all orders and payments taking place on-line. 

Both McKee’s Country Store and Bradleys of Maghera have been very in-tune with the needs of their customers. They’ve identified that a large portion of their customer base are more than happy to order their Christmas dinner packages on-line. Taking (at least a little of) the hassle out of Christmas. 

McKee’s Country Store & Restaurant

McKee’s is a successful Farm Shop in the Holywood Hills just outside Newtownards. With a great history, tradition and loyal customer base they’ve decided to make things as easy for their customers as possible, allowing to choose from a section of Christmas dinner packages and pay online.

Customers can collect their Turkeys, Veg and desserts on Christmas Eve with a fast track service setup to make the process as hassle free as possible.

Bradley’s Outside Catering & Deli

Bradley’s of Maghera offers more of a deli service for their customers. Understanding their customers they’ve opted to create individual Christmas dinner packages and desserts. They’ve made these available on their website and promote the service on social media.

In both cases Beacon13 has designed, configured and supported the websites, e-commerce stores and payment gateways responsible for this surge of Turkey sales. We hope that no vegan extremists will target us for the death of so many birds. 

Considering e-commerce? 

Beacon13 not only designs and develops world class e-commerce solutions, we also support our clients with growing their business on-line and promoting their new stores. So please feel free to get in touch to discuss your project.

Property website experts? It seems so…

Our property related portfolio is growing exponentially. To a point where we’ve developed a very unique skill set … that’s become very attractive for building developers, estate agents and mortgage companies. 

 At Beacon13 we don’t set out to create a niche in any particular industry. We believe the fundamentals of good #webdesign and #digitalmarketing should apply to all businesses from all industries. Over time, however, like any company, we find ourselves developing skills, experience and popularity in certain industries… like property development.

Property experts

Organically our demography of clients has become very heavy with one particular industry…property. We’ve now developed dozens of websites for building developers, estate agents, mortgage companies and property professionals.

When completing any new project, we’re forced to dissect our client’s business. We look in depth at their customers, their products and services and their business model. To design and build an effective strategy we must have a complete understanding of how the business works and their goals for the foreseeable future.  This allows us to reverse engineer the perfect solution.

Spending 1000s of hours dissecting the property industry, particularly in Ireland, has allowed us to gain unprecedented knowledge of what works and what doesn’t.

Social Media Strategy

Not only are we designing and developing intelligent property solutions for the web; we’re also supporting our property clients with effective social media strategy.

Years of promotional work within property and finance has giving us the experience to help our clients; sell properties fast, signup new customers for finance products, raise brand awareness for their business and fundamentally help them grow in the property industry.

“We support well established companies helping them grow. And we help new businesses to establish a foothold in the industry.”

We look forward to continued growth within the property industry.

To see how Beacon13 can help your company, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.