16 November 2023
Stuart Head of Glasgow-based Atlas Air Conditioning was presented with the Kooltech Award in recognition of his 44-year career at this year’s IOR Scotland Dinner.
More than 500 guests gathered at DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central for another sold-out event, introduced by IOR Scotland chair Danny Watson and hosted by comedian and radio presenter Des Clarke.
Stuart Head joined the industry in 1979 as an apprentice at Hall Thermotank. He launched his own business in 1993 and over the past 30 years has built Atlas into a group of companies covering air conditioning installations, service, commissioning, refrigeration and ventilation. As the citation said, “not bad for a wee boy from Shettleston!’’
Nicky Ross of GA Services, centre, received the Apprentice of the Year award from Tony Deith of KB Refrigeration, right, and Danny Watson
IOR President Graeme Fox highlighted the importance of apprenticeships before Nicky Ross of GA Services was named 2023 Apprentice of the Year, with Kai Feeney of KB Refrigeration in second place and Scott Fosbury of Polar Air Conditioning third.
IOR Scotland chair Danny Watson welcomes guests to Glasgow
IOR President Graeme Fox spoke about the importance of apprenticeships