More than 70 people attended an event designed to bring clarity to contractors and resellers when dealing with the F-Gas legislation.
Organised by distributor Logicool and hosted jointly with certification body REFCOM at the Hatfield HQ of Mitsubishi Electric, the two sessions covered a range of topics including Company F-Gas, online sales, terminology and compliance with the sometimes complex legislation.
As Conex Bänninger celebrates its 110th anniversary, David Todd travelled to Spain to discover what lies behind the longevity.
Unsurprisingly for a business that has been around since Louis Blériot flew the Channel and Selfridges first opened its doors, there have been many important milestones along the way for Conex Bänninger.
Few, though, can have had a more significant impact than the 2011 acquisition of parent company IBP Group by the IDD Group, a global supplier to the HVAC and sanitary markets, including IBP, headed by chairman and CEO Martin Tang.
Industrial refrigeration apprentice Tom Woolston of Star Refrigeration was named ACR Trainee of the Year 2018 at the annual awards ceremony at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield.
Oliver Drury of JD Cooling was runner-up and Tom Fearon of Source BioScience highly commended.
The judges paid tribute to the high standard of entries this year and seven other finalists were also recognised. They were: Evan Minns of JD Cooling, Alex Wilson (Dunbia), Ben Wilson (Knight Engineers), Grant Leniewski (Coolbreeze), Ben Hornby (Acme Facilities Group), Daniel Warren (James Mercer Group) and Stephen Day (Culm Cooling).