Nominate now for the IOR Lifetime Achievement Award


17 October 2016

Deadline for nominations 1st December 2016

Roy Dearden with Graeme Maidment, Past President of the IoR
Roy Dearden with Graeme Maidment, Past President of the IoR
​Does your organisation have a service engineer that goes above and beyond and gives exceptional service to your customers? Have they been a service engineer for more than 15 years?
​If you answered yes to these questions make sure to nominate them for the Institute of Refrigeration Service Engineers’ Section Lifetime Achievement Award. The winner will receive industry recognition for their contribution as a role model with a cash prize of £400, a pewter beer tankard and an invitation to meet the industry at the IOR Annual Dinner on 16th February in London.
​The Award is designed to recognise the contribution made by those who have spent a career as a service, installation and maintenance engineer working on any kind of air conditioning, refrigeration, or heat pump equipment. These dedicated professionals not only keep systems running efficiently but many give back to the industry by generously sharing their knowledge and encouraging the next generation of engineers.

This has been proven by the previous winners, all of which have demonstrated not only excellent technical knowledge and superb customer service skills, but also a willingness to undertake activities outside their usual job description - for example, mentoring trainees and apprentices, writing technical papers and giving toolbox talks.
Last years’ winner was Roy Dearden of Kool-it Services. At the age of 72 Roy still enjoys being on the tools as a service engineer in the family business he started over 40 years ago. He continues to show an exceptional commitment to training and bringing apprentices into the business. He is extremely proud of their successes, devising new ways in which to help their development and keeping in touch with them as they progress in their career even if they leave the business.

​Nominations for the SES Life Time Achievement Award may be made by employers, clients or colleagues and should include a statement about why you think that this person deserves special recognition. Candidates must have substantial experience as a Service Engineer and most importantly still be active in the industry as a service, maintenance, installation or commissioning engineer working on refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pumps. Downloaded the nomination form at or for more information contact [email protected]
Roy Dearden
Roy Dearden
Kool-it Services Team
The Kool-it Services Team
​The IOR Service Engineers’ Section is a specialists sector for technicians and produces 20 good practice guides for technicians each year and represents nearly 1000 individual technician members. Members of the Section receive quarterly technical updates based on peer reviewed non-commercial industry guidance and have access to an on-line library that includes over 300 practical documents. For more information on the Service Engineers Section visit the IOR website
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