The biggest IOR Scotland dinner in 10 years celebrated excellence in the industry and gave a major boost to two local charities.
More than 400 people attended the event at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow and dug deep to raise an impressive £3,381 for Calum's Cabin and the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice. The figure topped last year's total by more than £800 and means the dinners have now raised around £50,000 for charity over the years.
Gordon Shanks of Elgin Refrigeration received the Kooltech Award for his contribution to the Scottish refrigeration industry in recent years. The award was gifted to the Scottish branch in 1985 by Kooltech.
Connor Davidson of KB Refrigeration was named Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Brassmonkey, and received his award and £500 from IOR president Kevin Glass. Joshua Collins of JD Cooling was runner-up (sponsored by Yellow Jacket) and Gavin Kidd of Star Refrigeration third (sponsored by JAVAC).
Guests were entertained by former Scotland rugby player John Beattie and host for the evening Michelle McManus.
It was Julie Murray's first annual dinner as IOR Scotland chairperson and she and fellow organiser Lizzie Dunlop were delighted with the success of the evening.
Julie said: "What a fantastic night we had at our 39th annual dinner in Scotland. We achieved a record attendance with over 400 guests and raised £3,381 for our charities, which was amazing! On behalf of the Scottish committee, I would like to thank everyone for making our night so successful and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.''