Dublin firm appoints new business development manager for NI

Specialist M&E project supplier Solutions has appointed a new business development manager for Northern Ireland. Having expanded its reach in the Republic of Ireland and continental Europe in recent years, the Dublin-based company has appointed Gareth Howes to roll out its presence in the NI market.

Gareth is already a well-known figure in the electrical sector across the island of Ireland, having worked in cable management products for more than 30 years. With a background as an electrician, Gareth was an estate agent for eight years before bringing his passion for sales back to the electrical industry in 1993.

His career has included five years with Calvert Electric, 19 years with Schneider Electric (formerly Mita) and, most recently, six years with Atkore Marco.

Gareth said, “I believe Solutions to be the perfect company and fit for me. I had the feeling of being part of the team from day one. I’m looking forward to the challenge of increasing our business in NI with the great products and services we have to offer plus getting around to see all my valued customers.”

Congratulating Gareth, Solutions Managing Director John McDonagh said the appointment would bolster its support offered to M&E contractors, consultants and distributors in the region.

“Our goal is to exceed client expectations by providing the most appropriate solution to their current and future needs,” said John. “We achieve this by staying abreast of emerging design trends to deliver state-of-the-art technically superior systems using components exclusively supplied by our industry-leading manufacturing partners on construction projects throughout Ireland and Europe. 

“Our unwavering commitment to reliability and customer satisfaction is reflected in our quality-focused approach, which ensures that our customers always receive exceptional value. As a leader in the field of electrical solutions and with a strong local and international customer base, we pride ourselves on being a reliable partner for your electrical project needs.

“Our team can deliver a strong supply chain, swift project turnaround and effective cost control.”

Solutions is ISO9001-certified to design, supply, commission and maintain smart, sustainable and prefabricated electrical systems. Alongside its safety and technical accreditations and certifications, it is a member of the Irish Green Building Council.

A dedicated team of expert engineers, designers, project and supply chain managers, work with all stakeholders from initial design concepts right through project lifecycles and beyond.

Exclusive manufacturing partners include CMD, OBO, Cableduct, Delmatic, Zaptec, Kempower, Metway, Sikla, Woertz and Jung.

The business includes three divisions:

Solutions Controls – specialising in the latest and most advanced Smart Building technologies. 

Solutions EV – specialising in smart EV charging infrastructures – both AC and DC product and Flat Cable supplier to EV installers and Electrical Contractors.

Solutions Power & Steel – specialist steel containment/office power product and solution supplier for M&E and HVAC projects throughout Europe.


Notable projects:

• Bolands Quay

• Linkedin Wilton Place

• Salesforce Tower

• Tik Tok Sorting Office

• CLN, ODN, LUL Data Centres 

• Cherrywood Development 


Unit 19, Goldenbridge Industrial Estate, Tyrconnell Rd, Inchicore, Dublin 8

T: +353 (01) 453 8959

E: garethhowes@solutions.ie