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Service Engineer Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2015

Kool It Services’ founding director, Roy Dearden, wins the coveted Institute of Refrigeration’s Service Engineer Lifetime Achievement award for his exceptional commitment to training and bringing on trainees and apprentices.

Service Engineer Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2015

The Institute of Refrigeration’s Service Engineers’ Section makes a lifetime achievement award each year to recognise an individual’s commitment to a career in service, maintenance, or installation engineering.

This year the award was sponsored by ‘The Trainee of the Year Award’ and went to our very own Roy Dearden.

Roy started working in the refrigeration industry in the late 1950’s as an apprentice in air conditioning and small systems, before moving on to larger systems, such as food spiral freezing. Roy has worked on everything including ships, packs, and large air conditioning systems.

Roy was there for the beginning of data centre cooling, when he worked on Manchester University’s Atlas Computer’s cooling system, and also the first computer to process the Football Pools results!

Now, at the age of 72, Roy still enjoys being on the tools as a service engineer in the family business he started over 40 years ago, and that now employs 8 engineers. He still attends call outs to some of the more technically challenging jobs.

The IOR noted, “Roy Dearden has shown an exceptional commitment to training and bringing on trainees and apprentices. His business has trained many apprentices and he is extremely proud of their successes, keeping in touch with them as they progress in their careers.”

It all goes to show that we’re here for the long term, serving our customers with experience money can’t buy!

Please visit our About Us page to learn more about the vast experience and specialist technical expertise that has made Kool It Services leading providers of air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration solutions for homes and businesses throughout Manchester and the North West.