Almost 200 people attended the recent Star Refrigeration Roadshow in Sheffield, Bristol, London and Glasgow, with visitors quick to praise the value of the events.
The roadshow gave attendees the support to make informed decisions about their business future and stay ahead of legislation on F-Gas, minimum energy performance standards and legal compliance matters.
The free events attracted large users of cooling and heating from a wide range of sectors including food manufacturing, temperature controlled storage and distribution, distilling, health, leisure, data centres, public service, energy and industrial processes. Star says feedback received has been overwhelmingly encouraging, with end users stating that they will use the knowledge gained to improve their systems to deliver the greatest value for their business.
Gareth Morgan, a maintenance engineer for Gist, said: “Star is fuelled by a passion for refrigeration, and its people are so passionate about the specialist work they do. You don’t often see that with the majority of refrigeration contractors.”
The seminars were also attended by industry stakeholders such as construction and facilities management companies, consultants, suppliers and other refrigeration contractors. David Harker, Managing Director of Newsome and an attendee at the Sheffield event, said: “We do believe that Star leads the way when it comes to refrigerants and regulations, so we’re here today to learn what’s new in the industry”.
With CPD accredited presentations, Q&A sessions and networking opportunities, the events provided ready access to expert advice and a platform for meaningful face-to-face exchange of knowledge and experiences. John Scholfield, Refrigerant Gas Bank Manager at Arcus FM, said: “The presentations are very informative. I’m most interested in hearing about the implications of the F-Gas regulations ahead of the 2020 ban and the energy benefits that can be achieved from refrigeration systems as well as the opportunities for networking and getting together with some of the industry and see what’s happening.''
The success of the events has encouraged the Star team to commit to organise mini-roadshows for those that could not attend the selected dates and locations. These are available on request so industry professionals interested in this opportunity should contact Star Refrigeration direct. Videos of the seminars, presentations and CPD opportunities are available online for people to watch and share with colleagues at http://www.star-ref.co.uk/star-refrigeration-2017-roadshow.aspx
Rob Lamb, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Star Refrigeration, said: “It was a fantastic experience to visit four great cities for the 2017 Roadshow and meet hundreds of passionate industry professionals and end users. The event has been a success through and through, and once again Star has demonstrated that we’re a forward-thinking, collaborative company focused on supporting our customers by providing the knowledge they need for future strategic planning.”