20503593_lUK: The unsung engineering heroes of the refrigeration and air conditioning industry are being sought for a special award.

RW_Advert2The Institute of Refrigeration’s Service Engineers’ Section is recognising those who have spent a whole lifetime in the field as a hands on service, maintenance, installation or commissioning engineer with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Institute describes the award as “being designed for the army of unsung heroes of our industry who show dedication to customers and clients in keeping systems running efficiently year after year.”

The past winners of the award have shown that in addition to performing their day-to-day job responsibilities effectively, they have been willing to take on extra roles such as mentoring young technicians, giving toolbox talks to branches or colleges, or sharing their vast accumulated knowledge through internal bulletins or trade press articles.

The ultimate winner picks up a cash prize of £400, a pewter beer tankard and an invitation to meet the industry at the IoR Annual Dinner on February 19 in London.

Last year’s Lifetime Achievement Award went to John Webb of J&E Hall who had racked up 44 years of service starting as an apprentice and eventually becoming a commissioning engineer on key projects around the world.

For more details of how you can make a nomination for the award contact visit www.ior.org.uk.