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13th March 2024

IoR adds 11 new Fellows

UK: The Institute of Refrigeration has announced the elevation of 11 existing members to Fellows in recognition of their technical expertise, leadership and contribution to…
13th March 2024

Ideal extends heat pump training south

UK: Ideal Heating is opening a heat pump training hub in the south of England as it continues its investment in UK training facilities.
10th March 2024

RACHP topics on the menu

UK: The next free-to-attend Hampshire Refrigeration Society technical breakfast briefing will cover a range of topics of interest to the RACHP sector.
8th March 2024

HEVAC inaugurates World Humidity Control Day

UK: The HEVAC Association’s Humidity Control Group has announced March 12 as the inaugural World Humidity Control Day.
7th March 2024

Phil Ord joins Qvantum as UK CEO

UK: Phil Ord, former commercial product group director at Mitsubishi Electric, has been appointed CEO of Qvantum Energy Technology Ltd, the UK subsidiary of the Swedish heat pump manufacturer.
4th March 2024

UK adds 8,000 heat pump installers in 2023

UK: The number of qualified heat pump installers in the UK grew by nearly 8,000 last year, a 166% increase on 2022.
1st March 2024

Heat pump grant requests up 39%

UK: Applications for the UK’s boiler upgrade scheme in January were up 39% on January last year, according to figures from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.
29th February 2024

BESA backing for WorldSkills UK

UK:The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is organising the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) category of the WorldSkills UK competition.
28th February 2024

UK should heed Euro heat pump decline

UK: The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has called on the UK Government to take heed of the decline in European heat pump sales and institute clear, consistent and decisive action.
26th February 2024

Brian Streatfield 1936-2024

UK: Brian Streatfield, a man who was instrumental in the formation of Carrier in the UK during the 1970s, died at the weekend. He was 87.
25th February 2024

Safety is vital in global F-gas transition

UK: Institute of Refrigeration president Graeme Fox has warned of the real-world issues that the “rapid transition” to “natural” refrigerants poses for developing countries.
25th February 2024

Terrie Lamb wins lifetime achievement award

UK: Terrie Lamb of Cimetrics was recognised for 25 years of dedication to the RACHP sector in a night of awards at Thursday night’s annual Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) dinner.
25th February 2024

Home heat pump install for newly-trained engineers

UK: A UK charity is proposing to give newly trained heat pump installers an air-source heat pump to install in their own home.
21st February 2024

CCF publishes election manifesto

UK: In a new manifesto ahead of this year’s general election, the Cold Chain Federation (CCF) is calling for future government’s to take action to recognise the industry’s crucial contributions.
20th February 2024

Oceanair acquired by builders’ merchant MKM

UK: Air conditioning and heat pump distributor Oceanair UK has been acquired by MKM, the independent builders’ merchant.
14th February 2024

Women in Cooling a focus of InstallerShow 2024

UK: This year’s InstallerShow at the NEC will host what it claims will be the UK’s biggest Women in Cooling event to coincide with World Refrigeration Day.
13th February 2024

Grierson rejoins Wolseley as divisional MD

UK: Peter Grierson has rejoined Wolseley Pipe Centre and Climate Centre as divisional managing director. 
13th February 2024

MHIAE wins Beijer Ref supplier award

UK: For the second time, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHIAE) has been named as Beijer Ref UK & Ireland’s Supplier of the Year. 
10th February 2024

CambridgeHOK forms industrial fridge division

UK: Yorkshire-based horticultural engineering specialist CambridgeHOK has launched an industrial refrigeration business, headed by former directors of the now defunct JD Cooling Systems.
10th February 2024

Kooltech Aberdeen to be sold to FSW

UK: The Aberdeen branch of air conditioning distributor Kooltech is to be sold to refrigeration wholesaler FSW in a deal to clear the way for Kooltech’s purchase by Wolseley UK.
8th February 2024

Vaillant welcomes first low carbon apprentices

UK: Vaillant is partnering with its local Derby College Group to invest in 10 full-time, employed apprentices on their three-year Low Carbon Heating Technician Apprenticeship (LCHTA) courses.