Des Clarke to headline Scottish Dinner


Des Clarke: speaking at the IoR Scottish Branch dinner

UK: Des Clarke, one of Scotland’s best stand-up comedians and tv/radio presenters, is the after-dinner speaker at this year’s Institute of Refrigeration Scottish Branch dinner.

Currently presenting the breakfast show on Capital Scotland with Jennie Cook, Des Clarke also writes a weekly column in the Daily Record and presents the BBC Radio Scotland topical quiz show Breaking the News. He has also made a name for himself as a highly successful stand-up comedian.

Tickets are now available for the dinner which will be held at the Glasgow City Hotel (formerly The Thistle Hotel) on November 10. Tickets are priced at £75 inc VAT.

Nominations are also sought for the annual Scottish Branch’s two awards – the Kooltech Award and Apprentice of the Year Award – to be presented at the dinner.



The Kooltech Award is made to the person who is considered to have made the most outstanding contribution to the Scottish refrigeration industry over the past few years. This may be in the field of academic study, research, manufacturing or contracting. The award takes the form of a cash payment of £200 plus a medal that is held by the recipient for one year.

The Apprentice of the Year Award is open to apprentices employed and working within Scotland. Although candidates would normally have advanced through three years of their apprenticeship and started the fourth year by the time of the award, this is not a condition for entry. The prize takes the form of a cash payment of £100, a refrigeration text book and a £200 voucher for the purchase of tools. The Institute of Refrigeration also offer a year’s subscription to the Service Engineers Section.

Closing date for nominations for either award is Monday October 3.

Click here for details of the dinner and nomination forms for the awards. 

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