Industrial refrigeration apprentice Tom Woolston of Star Refrigeration was named ACR Trainee of the Year 2018 at the annual awards ceremony at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield.
Oliver Drury of JD Cooling was runner-up and Tom Fearon of Source BioScience highly commended.
The judges paid tribute to the high standard of entries this year and seven other finalists were also recognised. They were: Evan Minns of JD Cooling, Alex Wilson (Dunbia), Ben Wilson (Knight Engineers), Grant Leniewski (Coolbreeze), Ben Hornby (Acme Facilities Group), Daniel Warren (James Mercer Group) and Stephen Day (Culm Cooling).
A-Gas has been named Employer of the Year at the Business Leader Awards 2018.
Hosted by Business Leader Magazine, the event attracted more than 600 entrepreneurs and business leaders to celebrate the achievements of organisations in the South West. More than 200 entries were received this year – a record number – and judges reported that the calibre was high.
Paul Airey, left, and BSRA chair Paul Singh, right, with the winning AMP 1 team of Steve Gardner, Mark Goldsworthy, and Martin Watts. The fourth member of the team was Darren Bell, who was unable to stay for the presentations. Also pictured, second right, is Richard Archer from AMP 2, who was second in the individual competition
AMP dominated proceedings on the golf course, Karl Richardson of Logicool was named Personality of the Year and Weatherite's Nathan Leonard was honoured as Apprentice of the Year at the Birmingham Society of Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (BSRA) Annual Golf and Dinner celebration at The Belfry.