UK: Joanna Robinson, MD of contractor Mansfield Pollard was named Woman of the Year at last night’s National Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heat Pump Awards.
The presentation to Joanna kicked off the evening’s celebrations at the Titanic Hotel, Liverpool, which saw a number of key awards to companies in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.
A champion of women in engineering, Joanna Robinson is chair of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Ventilation Group. She was appointed MD of the Bradford-based bespoke air management company in 2013, working her way up from financial controller after joining the company in 2000.
Daikin’s SkyAir A-series air conditioning range using lower GWP refrigerant R32 picked up a further accolade winning the Air Conditioning Product category. The Refrigeration Product of the Year went to consultants Star Technical Solutions for its performance optimisation and energy management service.
The 300 guests at the event also saw RW Refrigeration Wholesale named as Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year, and JD Cooling winning the ACR Contractor of the Year category.