Refrigeration and air conditioning wholesaler Dean & Wood, recently supported a student’s humanitarian and conservation expedition to Ecuador.
Olivia Hawkins (17) is a student studying maths, philosophy, law and geography at Bedford Sixth Form College. She had a dream to go on an expedition to South America and needed to raise funds to make this happen.
Every year students travel to developing countries of the world to help local people and communities with projects important to them. Students travel to Ecuador to help prevent deforestation, improve and protect safe drinking water supplies and to protect the local biodiversity. During the expedition students have the opportunity to travel around and explore their host country.
The long awaited Ryder Cup, 2016 took place at Carden Park, near Chester, Friday 12th of August 2016.
ACR Journal was there to support them all. It was close, very close, in fact was very close!
After a superb day in the sunshine, much banter and even more hijinks, the Ryder Cup was cleanly won.
It wasn’t all plain sailing though, the scores at the halfway house had NRGS well into the lead! What happened, Boys?
RACGS came in to win with a raucous 5 – 4 victory. Well done the IRISH! We’re looking forward to the ‘transfer of cup’ in Cork, 2017
A huge thank you to the NRGS sponsors: FSW, Airkool, Sauermann, Fujitsu and Oceanair for sponsoring the team shirts.
See the gallery below to see more of the action.
The 2016 Tesco Huff and Puff Charity Golf Day on 16th June 2016 added yet more funds to its charity.
Glasgow-based refrigeration experts, Star Refrigeration, has launched a photo challenge to celebrate Women in Engineering Day.
Referendum Day (23rd June) was a big day for the UK and for women who work in engineering. Not only were people voting, they were celebrating the growing number of women who have decided to embark upon a career in the broad field of engineering through the 'National Women in Engineering Day.
British manufacturer Precision Refrigeration is helping triathlete Francesca Hall with her aims to win a gold medal at the 2024 Olympics, the company announced this week.
The 21-year old already represents Team GB and she will be competing in Austria in the European Middle Distance Championships, followed by the Zell-am-See Ironman in the Netherlands. That triathlon covers over 70 miles including a 1.9 km swim and 21 km run.
The Institute of Refrigeration is launching a new network to promote Women in RACHP, with the support of ACR Journal, to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day on 23rd June.
The network will launch with a webinar talk by Catarina Marques MInstR based on research carried out by Catarina and Ina Colombo MInstR of the International Institute of Refrigeration as part of a Women in Refrigeration workshop, which looked at global skills shortages in engineering and technical staff, the growing demand for refrigeration professionals and opportunities to increase representation of women in this field. It will be opened and chaired by Steve Gill, IOR President.
On the 50th anniversary of England’s famous 1966 World Cup Final win, Sir Geoff Hurst teamed up with Advanced Engineering for their annual Golf Day.
Sir Geoff joined the specialist chemical manufacturer and brands distributor on 5th May at Sherfield Oaks Golf Club in Hampshire.
Organised as a benevolent “thank you” to their valued customers and suppliers, the company also donated £5,000 to Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to help build a new Ark Cancer Treatment Centre in the region.
At present, many local cancer patients must travel to Southampton or Guildford, but the new centre will enable future patients to receive treatment locally rather than regularly travelling further afield.
Advanced Engineering’s company donation was matched by local charity Greenham Common Trust – lifting the total raised to £10,000.
One of the joys of working in this industry is the social side of it. Richard Gladman,from Free Air Services, invited ACR Journal editor, Will Hawkins' to Twickenham with a group of his clients to watch England play Wales in the Six Nations Championship. It was a great result for the English.
Will caught up with Richard who he first met when he was with LG. Here is Richard's news:
TF Solutions, the AC distributor, working with Fujitsu Air Conditioning and Lawton Tubes, recently helped out a Staffordshire children's hospice with £30,000 of VRF air conditioning equipment.
The companies donated the equipment to the The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice which helps children with 'life limiting conditions' throughout Staffordshire and Cheshire. TF Solutions has a long relationship with the charity, the company's nominated charity. Since starting to work with hte hospice, TF Solutions has already raised over £10,000 through its fundraising efforts.
HRP owner, Beijer Ref, announced today that, following former managing director Amanda Pilgrim's recent departure, that Ian Shawcroft is to lead the wholesaler business in the UK.
Ian is a prominent figure in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry and has worked, in a number of senior positions in HRP since 1989.
He commented that he is “looking forward to developing the strong and established brands HRP and 3D.”
John Hughes, the energy behind the annual Tesco Golf Day at Greetham Valley in Rutland, once again made the event happen on 22nd October.
Thirty-six suppliers to Tesco's engineering team met in the beautifully sunny golf club to see the extremes of golfing talent battle it out for the honour of either being the best or worst golfer.
Proud of your engineers? Nominate them for the Institute of Refrigeration's Life Achievement Award.
The Service Engineers' Section of the Institute of Refrigeration is making an award for Lifetime Achievement to an outstanding service, maintenance or installation engineer. UK contracting companies are invited to nominate one of their employees – an individual who has devoted their entire career to the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.
The winner of the award will be invited to attend the IOR Dinner to gain the recognition and appreciation of the whole industry – and a prize of £400.
Climate Center and Pipe Center celebrated the length of service of five of their employees who have worked for the businesses for over 150 years combined.
Their loyalty to the company was rewarded by entering them in the company's newly formed 'Hall of Fame' which celebrates 'outstanding contribution to the business and industry'.