About Continu

Backup Power and Energy Storage Specialists

Continu has over twenty years experience in backup power systems and are partners to global leading UPS manufacturers including APC Schneider Electric and Riello.

Working with a wide range of customers and sites, from design to service support, has taught us what works.

With a team of fully manufacturer trained engineers we design, supply, install and maintain backup power and energy storage systems as well as provide ongoing advice and site surveys.

Twenty years of knowledge and experience

Providing economical, energy optimised solutions

As an independent expert we are focused on providing economical, energy optimization solutions for all types of business applications from small server room to data centres including modular, scalable and high efficiency. 

More than 20 years’ experience of working  with world-leading backup power manufacturers, from design through to build,      has taught us what works.

Successful implementation of a wide range of projects in business -critical sites in Ireland. (see case studies)

Supported by dedicated, fully OEM trained engineering team throughout UK and Ireland available 24/7/365.

Trusted by large public and private organisations with business critical IT systems for ongoing Service Support.

Supplier neutral- partners to world-leading manufacturers, APC, Schneider Electric, Riello, NEC, Yuasa, Exide

Enviable supply chain provides customers access to software and extremely competitive pricing on equipment and spare parts for a wide product range.

Integrated Management System (IMS) ISO:9001:2015/ ISO 14001:2015/ OHSAS 18001:2007

ConstructionLine and SafeContractor approved

Our History

In 2010 electrical engineer Tom Hall and his business partner Alison McFadden spotted a gap in the market for a specialist company that provided backup power products and services.

Launching Continu, Tom and Alison set up an attic-based office with just one employee. From there, the Directors set about quickly scaling the business to build a team of specialists and a suite of innovative products with world leading partners that would give organisations peace of mind in the event of power problems – with guaranteed support at every stage.

Continu’s commitment to exceptional customer service and cultivating a positive culture for employees combined with technical expertise has been key to the business’ success.

The company drives a partnership approach with customers, investing heavily in employee development and building loyal business relationships has helped set Continu apart from the larger employers in this sector and resulted in ongoing business growth.

Continu now employs a team of twelve experts, with a sub-contracted backup team of 20+ engineers. Services include backup power and energy storage design, supply, installation, commission and service support.

Continu have acheived various awards along the way and operate within a robust HSQE system

The Team

Professional, qualified, dedicated.

Tom Hall, Managing Director

Tom has spent over 25 years in the electrical industry, starting his career as an apprentice electrician with Michelin Tyres and working his way up to running his own business.

A shop floor manager in Short Brothers by the age of 21, Tom later set up his own business installing and servicing UPS and battery systems in partnership with global UPS leader MGE (UPS) by Schneider Electric. In 2008, market changes led to the acquisition of the APC brand and Tom, together with business partner Alison McFadden, started the business Continu Ltd.

Tom is responsible for design, operational management, and technical training for Field Service Engineers and customers. Tom has the ability to communicate with customers in lay-man’s terms as well as providing impartial advice on UPS projects for a wide variety of applications.

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Alison McFadden, CEO

Having completed a degree in Business Studies and a postgraduate diploma in Training and Development, Alison started her career in London with a national training provider. After working as a training consultant for six years with blue chip clients in London, she relocated to South Africa and set up a business consultancy practice, working with global multi-site companies in the areas of business development, sales, training and quality management systems.

Alison is a chartered member of the CIPD and is responsible for managing the strategic direction of the company, business development, sales and marketing.

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Noel Brady, Chairman

Noel Brady held senior positions for over 40 years in both the public and private sectors. Noel is the Finance Non-Executive Director for the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and a member of the Board of the NI Assembly Business Trust. He has recently completed 8 years as a Belfast Harbour Commissioner.

Noel has over 35 years experience of public sector tenders on both sides of the table. Noel has helped both National and International companies including social enterprise agencies win tenders up to the value of £350M.  He is Joint-Chair of the ICT Digital Services Forum set up by CPD to review and plan for future Digital projects planned for the NI Public Sector.

Noel has worked with Continu as a consultant for five years and became Chairman of Continu in 2018. Noel is responsible for managing the strategic direction of the company and ensuring diligent governance.

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Andrew Wilson, Operations Director

Andrew started his career as an apprentice electrician with Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE). He worked for NIE for six years before setting up his own electrical contracting business.
He was headhunted by Continu in 2009 and, since then, has gained intensive training and experience of UPS and battery systems, including OEM training in Europe. He has gained further technical qualifications in Energy Efficiency fundamentals, leadership in Energy and Environmental design, helicopter survival and industry training for oil and gas rigs.
Andrew was promoted in 2010 to Operations Manager and in 2018 became a Director of the company. Andrew is responsible for the design and delivery of some of the largest data centre backup power installations in Ireland. He is passionate about managing and training our team of engineers and competently ensures all projects are implemented on time and within budget. Andrew also has a particular interest in Battery Energy Storage and optimising energy efficiency for large energy user customers.  

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Richard Houston, Senior Sales Accounts Manager

Richard is responsible for driving and managing the Continu sales function as well as managing key accounts. A strong and dedicated professional, with 20 years of experience carrying out various sales, and sales management roles within the construction and pharmaceutical sectors.

Richard has years of experience in the backup power sector and has the ability to tailor the correct technical as well as economical solution for customers, for both smaller servers rooms to large data centre projects.

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Helen Brogan, Sales Accounts Manager

As Sales Accounts Manager Helen is responsible for supporting the company’s growth in Ireland. As well as implementing and driving Continu’s sales strategy for backup power supply products and accessories she provides , day-to-day support and technical advice to our customers. Helen was promoted into sales in 2017 and works tenaciously with customers to design the appropriate product solution. She is dedicated about securing added value from suppliers on behalf of her customer base. Helen brings a wealth of practical customer relationship experience gained in leading multi-national retail organisations as well as manufacturing.  

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Suzanne Cherry, Sales Support Co-Ordinator

Suzanne is responsible for supporting both sales and operations, day to day job management including liaison with customers, engineers and suppliers. Suzanne is dedicated and passionate about efficient customer service and brings a wealth of practical service support experience gained in Health Care and Real Estate. Suzanne is also skilled at marketing and proactively maintains the company marketing and PR content.  

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“Continu is a trusted, well respected delivery partner who have consistently achieved challenging project cost, time and quality objectives with a clear focus on Health and Safety. I am happy to recommend them.”

Jonathan Hunter, Director, William Coates Ltd