Winners of the RAC Cooling Awards were announced on Wednesday night.
The Awards claim the title as the biggest UK industry event with over 600 attendees in audience at the London Hilton on Park Lane. The Awards bring focus to innovative projects and developments in training, cold chain innovation, energy efficiency and waste recycling. This year’s event saw a total of 22 prizes awarded with special attention drawn to how industry challenges such as F-gas legislation and changing customer expectations were managed.
Of the winners on the night, John Austin Davies took out the RAC Gold Award for his dedication across 40 years in tackling environmental issues where he advocated good training practice and promoted attention to natural refrigerants.
The Fred Jamieson Award for Industry Achievement is awarded in recognition for significant contribution to the refrigeration and air conditioning industry in the course of their career. This year the recipient was John Dye of JD Cooling.
The Retail Project of the Year category which covers projects that demonstrate significant environmental advantages went to Aldi for the commitment in switching to CO2 refrigeration across its 147 stores in the UK.
This year ten finalists were announced for the National Student of the Year Award which recognises rising stars among the industry. Steven Smith of Ascott Analysis was announced as the winning recipient of the top prize.
Further information about the Awards can be found here.