Tom Woolston of Star Refrigeration named ACR Trainee of the Year 2018
Industrial refrigeration apprentice Tom Woolston of Star Refrigeration was named ACR Trainee of the Year 2018 at the annual awards ceremony at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield.
Oliver Drury of JD Cooling was runner-up and Tom Fearon of Source BioScience highly commended.
The judges paid tribute to the high standard of entries this year and seven other finalists were also recognised. They were: Evan Minns of JD Cooling, Alex Wilson (Dunbia), Ben Wilson (Knight Engineers), Grant Leniewski (Coolbreeze), Ben Hornby (Acme Facilities Group), Daniel Warren (James Mercer Group) and Stephen Day (Culm Cooling).
Tom Woolston's success follows the achievement of another Star Refrigeration trainee, Sam Gills, who was last year's winner.
The ACR Journal would like to thank sponsors and supporters Dean & Wood, Sauermann UK, Fujitsu Air Conditioning, LU-VE, ITE UK, Advanced Engineering, Danfoss, Cubo2 Smart and the IOR.
Their generous support has now helped take the total amount ploughed back into industry training over the last nine years to more than £40,000.
Thanks also go to the judging panel: Calum Shaw (CSC), Howard Noble (Beijer Ref UK), Steve Taliadoros (LU-VE), Graeme Fox (REFCOM) and Juliet Loiselle (ACR Journal).