Smith Brothers celebrated women in the industry with a two-day gathering of staff, suppliers and customers at the Bishopstrow Hotel and Spa in Wiltshire.
The event was organised by Donna Le May, branch manager of SBS Southampton, who said: “It was a pleasure to organise an event to honour the women in our industry. It was a successful networking occasion and I hope to do more in the near future.”
Newly appointed area sales manager of SBS Northampton, Sarah Mason, said: “It was a well-planned event and I thoroughly enjoyed networking with the customers and getting to know new colleagues too.”
Supplier Lowara sponsored and attended the event.
Each candidate showcased their achievements, highlighting the contribution to the company for whom they had been working. The judging panel acknowledged the significant impact made by Lizzie during her YINI placement with Bristol based refrigeration and testing house, ECH Engineering.
Jane Gartshore, the well-respected co-owner of the consultancy and training firm, Cool Concerns, has been included on the Daily Telegraph's 'Top 50 Women in Engineering' list.
The list is part of the National Women in Engineering Day campaign which recognises women making a difference in the world of engineering. Jane's inclusion recognises the importance of air conditioning and refrigeration as a professional career choice in engineering.
Engineer, Emma England, won the 'Best of British' prize at the Semta Skills Awards at The Hilton Park Hotel in London recently.
There were many more women nominated this year and Emma won the top award.