Kieran Nolan of Manchester-based AirSource Ventilation was named ACR Trainee of the Year 2019 as the event marked its 10th year with a sold-out lunch at The Belfry.
Runner-up was Eastleigh College student James Lopes, of air conditioning and refrigeration specialist Scotford & Teasdale, based in Wallingford, and Kane Wignall of ICE Ltd in Runcorn, also of Practical Refrigeration Training Centre.
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).
Membership scheme operator NAPIT completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for Chesterfield-based charity, Ashgate Hospicecare.
The challenge involves three mountains over 24 miles in 14 hours and the team was made up of a variety of age ranges and abilities from NAPIT departments and included Chief Executive Mike Andrews. Partners from NAPIT Drive and NAPIT Insurance also took part.