Jane Gartshore in top 50 engineers list

Jane-Gartshore

Jane Gartshore: delighted to be named in the list of the top 50 female engineers in the UK

UK: Jane Gartshore of Cool Concerns, the refrigeration and air conditioning consultancy and training provider, has been named in a list of the top 50 female engineers.

Her inclusion in the inaugural top 50 Women in Engineering list published today by the Daily Telegraph, coincides with National Women in Engineering Day.

The list, compiled by the Daily Telegraph and the Women’s Engineering Society from almost 900 nominations, features the people considered to be the UK’s top influential female engineers.

A former president of the Institute of Refrigeration, Jane Gartshore has worked in the refrigeration industry for nearly 40 years. An engineering graduate of Reading University, Jane worked for 14 years as a design, development and test engineer with Prestcold and, later, as an applications engineer following the company’s purchase by Copeland.

In 1991, Jane set up Cool Concerns and developed the business into a successful consultancy and training provider with a wide ranging customer base.

The list includes many familiar senior engineers’ names such as Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE, president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Naomi Climer, president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and Dame Judith Hackitt DBE, former chair of the Health and Safety Executive and now chair of EEF the manufacturers’ organisation. It also, however, includes some names that may come as a surprise, including Steph McGovern from BBC Breakfast, a former engineer who continues to do a huge amount to encourage the next generation into engineering, and Chi Onwurah MP – the only female engineer in the House of Commons.

“I am amazed and delighted to be included in the list, especially in view of the number of nominations and the quality of engineers in the Top 50,” Jane Gartshore said.  “I hope it will help to raise the profile of women engineers within the RAC industry.”

fujitsu_gif_v1.8

Advertisement

Jane admits to having got used to usually being the only woman in a sea of men at meetings, on site, and in training sessions. “I think of myself as being an engineer, not a woman engineer,” she said. “I hope that by example I have shown colleagues in the industry that there are no barriers to being a woman in this industry and that we have an important part to play.

To attract young women into engineering we need to inspire them – demonstrate that engineering is an awesome career,” she added.

As a society we don’t talk about engineering and we don’t identify/recognise engineers – we need to be out there doing that more in the media, so this really helps.”

According to Dawn Bonfield, chief executive of the Women’s Engineering Society and founder of National Women in Engineering Day, the campaign attracted a very high high number of impressive entries.

“This list of amazing role models is a great way of raising the profile of our talented women engineers and making them more visible both within the industry and to the next generation,” she said.

Related stories:

Industry supports Women in Engineering

 


Latest news from the world of air conditioning and refrigeration

UK News

1st December, 2016

steve-gowing-home

Stonegrove appoints Gowing

UK: Industrial refrigeration contractor Stonegrove Refrigeration has appointed Steve Gowing as design and project engineer.

1st December, 2016

javac-award-climate-center

Javac achieves Climate Center double

UK: Javac UK, the refrigerant recovery and vacuum pump supplier, has been named as Climate Centers’ Supplier of the Year for the second year running.

28th November, 2016

kevin-munson-home

Ruskin renamed Swegon Air Management

UK: Ruskin Air Management has been renamed Swegon Air Management following its acquisition by the Swedish manufacturer Swegon.

25th November, 2016

swep-tentlingen

SWEP to close Swiss plant

SWEDEN: Heat exchanger manufacturer SWEP is to close its manufacturing plant in Tentlingen, Switzerland, moving production to factories in Slovakia and Sweden.

World News

4th December, 2016

137284

Honeywell faces action over leak

USA: Seven local residents are reported to be suing Honeywell after a chemical leak at its Geismar, Louisiana, plant in August.

3rd December, 2016

daikin-czech-rep

Daikin Plzen plant is BES 6001 certified

BELGIUM: Daikin Europe’s factory in the Czech Republic has joined the group’s factory in Ostend by becoming certified to the BRE’s responsible sourcing standard.

3rd December, 2016

young-buskirk-chairmans-awards

AHRI rises to chairman’s challenge

USA: Parker Hannifin and Daikin were the big winners in a unique competition designed to raise the level of awareness of the HVACR industry both in school and government.

3rd December, 2016

aircon-teknik

Beijer Ref merges Danish businesses

DENMARK: Refrigeration wholesaler Beijer Ref has merged two of its Danish companies to form Aircon Teknik A/S.

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER
Leave A Comment