Star backing for IES


08 September 2021

Star Refrigeration is supporting the Institution of Engineers in Scotland (IES) by becoming an official member of its patron scheme.

The organisation, founded in 1857 by engineer and scientist Professor William Rankine, recognises that the art and practice of engineering is becoming increasingly complex and multidisciplinary. 

Star’s sponsorship will support the Institution to develop its work and focus on addressing the wider issues the organisation is passionate about such as ‘people skills’ and the pressing problems of climate change.

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Dr Andy Pearson, group managing director at Star Refrigeration and president of IES, said “As an organisation which prides itself on innovation, it was very fitting for Star to join the IES patron scheme. The sponsorship will help IES to carry out its goals including support for innovation in Scotland’s engineering sector. We hope our support also serves to further encourage young people in Scotland to consider a career in engineering.”

Star will be supporting the long-term aims and viability of the Institution, delivering events and activities, lecture programmes, the James Watt Dinner, support for young engineers and the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame as well as the IES’ publications, its website, and co-operation with other engineering organisations.

IES includes members from all sectors of engineering as well as welcoming professionals from other backgrounds to apply for membership.

Institution of Engineers in Scotland