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Kingsley recognised on winners night

Paul Fitzpatrick, developer of the A-Gas Gas-Trak Online, winner of the Refrigeration Innovation – Component or Process Award

UK: Kingsley Curtis, the late chairman and owner of HRP, was remembered at this evening’s Cooling Industry Awards with the posthumous award of the Fred Jamieson Award for Industry Achievement.

The award was the one poignant note of the evening as over 600 representatives of the UK refrigeration and air conditioning industry gathered at the Hilton in London’s Park Lane to celebrate a long list of successes.

With comedian Alun Cochrane orchestrating the proceedings, Mitsubishi Electric was probably the biggest winner, picking up the Air Conditioning or Heat Pump Innovation of the Year category with its City Multi YLM VRF and the Heat Pump Product of the Year with its Ecodan FTC5.

The first award of the night went to George Shepherd, who was named National Student of the Year. George is employed by J&E Hall and was trained at Grimsby Institute.

That award set the scene for recognition for the Cool Science project which was such a success at promoting refrigeration to young people at this year’s Big Bang Young Scientists’ and Engineers’ Fair at the NEC. Cool Science won both the Environmental Collaboration of the Year Award and the RAC Gold Award for Chris Vallis and all those involved.

HRP md Mandy Pilgrim with the posthumous award for Kingsley Curtis. Photo courtesy of Ultra Refrigeration

The full list of winners:

Air Conditioning or Heat Pump Innovation
Mitsubishi Electric – City Multi YLM VRF

Air Conditioning Product – Accessory, component or process
Schneider Electric – Condenser Fan Pak

Air Conditioning Product – System or Stand-alone
The Ingenious Air Company – HE-Z Series, Hi Velocity System

Building Energy Project
I-I-Ice – Akzonobel building

Data Centre Cooling Impact Award
Wolseley UK – Wolseley European Data Centre

End User (non Supermarket)
Airedale International – Computer room retrofit programme, BAE Systems

Environmental Collaboration
Cool Science – AB Group, IoR, BRA and nine collaborators

Excellence in Foodservice
Green Cooling – Food service simultaneous refrigeration and hot water production system

Heat Pump Product
Mitsubishi Electric – Ecodan FTC5

Industrial Project
Pennie Environmental Services – Innovative heat recovery solution

International Achievement
Klima-Therm and Gree – World’s first PV-powered chiller

Low Carbon Achievement
Guardian Controls – Fan Speed Optimiser

National Retailer

National Student
George Shepherd, J&E Hall International, trained by Grimsby Institute

Refrigeration Innovation – Component or Process
A-Gas – Gas-Trak Online (GTO)

Refrigeration Innovation – System or Stand-alone
Dearman – the Dearman Engine

Refrigeration Product – Component or Accessory
Climalife IDS – F-Gas Solutions app

Refrigeration Product – System or Stand-alone
Tesco – Heat recovery

Resource Data Management RAC Contractor
A1 Engineering Solutions

Retail Project/Convenience Store
AB Group and M&S New Engineering Technologies (NET)

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