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Charlotte Robinson wins womens’ video award

UK: Charlotte Robinson, an industrial refrigeration engineer at Catalent Pharma Solutions in Swindon, UK, has won this year’s Women in Cooling video competition.

Organised by European contractors’ group AREA in association with World Refrigeration Day, the competition, which is designed to highlight the vital contributions of women in the refrigeration industry, attracted eight entries this year.

Robinson has been with Catalent for five years, completing her three-year Level 3 NVQ at Bath College in 2022. She impressed the judges with her hands-on practical troubleshooting of a compressor, showcasing her “expertise and technical acumen” in the field.

This year’s event was particularly notable for its emphasis on practical and design skills, with Robinson’s entry highlighting the importance of problem-solving abilities in maintaining and optimising refrigeration systems.

Robinson will receive a €1,000 cheque from World Refrigeration Day in a special ceremony hosted by BESA’s RACHP Group at the historic Titanic Museum in Belfast on May 23.

Congratulating Charlotte Robinson on her success, Stephen Gill, founder of World Refrigeration Day, said: “This competition celebrates not just individual achievement, but the collective progress and inspiring potential of all women in refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pumps.”

This year’s other entrants were:
Katie Cronin – Ireland
Tie Kieuw Lee – Netherlands
Chloe Jennings – UK
Sharon Byrne – Ireland
Carmen Rodriguez Ortiz – Ireland
Zdenka Bukovinová – Slovakia
Joanne Mitchell – UK

Charlotte Robinson’s video and those of all the entrants can be viewed here.

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