Friday, September 29, 2017

At this year’s RAC Magazine Cooling Awards the Thermentor scheme, supported by REFCOM’s Graeme Fox, won Environmental Collaboration award. The scheme, set up by IoR President Steve Gill, is designed to pair new engineers with more established colleagues across the global refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump (RACHP) industry. It uses e-mentoring, video conferencing and other digital tools to pair mentors with mentees across the world.

Graeme Fox said ‘the Thermentor scheme for me is unique as it helps to plug a gap in the sector for those working in smaller companies who can’t access colleagues with more experience in their place of work. We all know how invaluable it can be to run a specific question or issue past a more experienced colleague, or even just discuss career decisions they may be making. The Thermentor scheme provides the facility for these connections to be made globally.’

There was also success on the night for REFCOM members JD Cooling Services who won the Contractor of the Year Award.

Fox added ‘these awards recognise the cooling industry’s environmental achievements and commitment to innovation, which is the cornerstone of the REFCOM scheme. It’s great to see REFCOM members celebrated and receiving the recognition they deserve.’

As part of REFCOM’s commitment to innovation in the RACHP sector they will be showcasing their new refrigerant tracking software at the upcoming BESA National Conference and Exhibition. The conference, a first for BESA, is taking place on 19 October at the Park Plaza Riverbank and REFCOM will be joined on the roster by Mark Farmer, author of the Farmer Report, the London Mayor’s office and BBC’s Business Doctor Paul T Thomas.

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