GittoesUK: It is with sadness that we report the passing of Eddie Gittoes, the founder of Hereford-based refrigeration company Arctic Circle.

Hereford born and bred, Eddie set up Arctic Circle with his wife Debbie in 1985 and quickly established the company as a true refrigeration innovator winning a host of awards along the way.

One of the driving forces of the UK refrigeration industry, he was a former president of both FETA and the BRA and would undoubtedly have gone on to have an even greater influence on the direction of the industry if illness had not taken him so prematurely.