BSRA  golf and dinner a winner at The Belfry

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Published: 24 May 2018


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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.
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Karl Richardson of Logicool with organisers Juliet Loiselle and Paul Singh from the BSRA committee
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Nathan Leonard of Weatherite collects the Stan Bullock Memorial Award from Ernie Bate of Sauermann
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Apprentice of the Year runner-up Steve Smith of Ascott Analytical Equipment with Ernie Bate
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Luke Oakley of Oasis, highly commended in the Apprentice of the Year, with Ernie Bate
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Chris Holt of Carter Synergy won longest drive
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Joe Matharu won nearest the pin
The AMP 1 team of Martin Watts, Mark Goldsworthy, Steve Gardner and Darren Bell won the team competition with a score of 98, ahead of Sauermann (82), and Mitsubishi Electric (80). Mark Goldsworthy also claimed the individual prize with 45 points, with AMP 2's Richard Archer (40) second and Steve Gardner (36) from AMP 1 third.

Logicool's Karl Richardson was called to the stage to make the Personality of the Year award presentation, only to find that he himself was the recipient chosen by the BSRA.

Nathan Leonard of Weatherite collected the Stan Bullock Memorial Award, recently renamed in recognition of the former BSRA secretary. Steve Smith of Ascott Analytical Equipment was runner-up and Luke Oakley of Oasis highly commended, with the presentations made by Ernie Bate of sponsor Sauermann.

Former Manchester United and Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke played alongside the team from headline sponsors Mitsubishi Electric and later entertained guests during a fascinating question and answer session covering many aspects of his life and football career, from childhood in the Caribbean to Champions League glory.

A raffle raised £750 for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and that total was increased to almost £1,000 with the proceeds of jokers/mulligans from the day's play.

The golf and dinner both sold out and the event looks set to become a popular fixture on the industry calendar.

In addition to Mitsubishi Electric and Sauermann, sponsors and supporters were 3D Plus, Logicool, ChillAir, Carter Synergy, Advanced Engineering, EcoCOOL World, IceCOLD, I-I-Ice and ACR Journal.

Raffle prizes were donated by The Belfry, Advanced Engineering, Oasis Mechanical Services, FSW, ACR News, SICCOM & Pumps2go and ACR Journal.