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Chris Druce, who began his career as an apprentice at FSDF member Star Refrigeration, was presented with the prestigious award on 21st February 2019. The Kenneth Lightfoot Medal, an annual prize awarded by the Institute of Refrigeration for the best research paper of the past twelve months, has been given to Star’s Oxford branch Service Manager Chris Druce. His paper entitled ‘The Impact of Refrigerant Charge on the Capacity and Efficiency of a System Containing Low GWP Refrigerants’ impressed the […]

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FSDF member Star Refrigeration supports National Apprenticeship Week 2019 and Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019 with industry leading opportunities for young people. As the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week gets underway, Star Refrigeration is celebrating its apprenticeship scheme which has been running since 1973. The company additionally supports Scottish Apprenticeship Week which also runs from 4th to 8th March 2019. 9% of Star’s total workforce are apprentices, and progression within the company is impressive as 23% of the current management team […]

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Star’s Community Involvement Programme embodies the company’ commitment to supporting charitable, educational and community development projects. FSDF member Star Refrigeration have reinforced their social credentials with the introduction of the Star Community Involvement Programme (SCIP), a formal corporate scheme which has been recently rolled out across the company to formalise their long-standing commitment to socially beneficial programmes and practices. While Star have been dedicated to fulfilling their social responsibility obligations since the company was first founded, nearly fifty years ago, […]

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Third year industrial refrigeration apprentice Tom Woolston won The ACR Trainee of the Year 2018 at an Award ceremony at The Belfry last night. FSDF member Star Refrigeration engineers have topped off an incredibly successful year with another accolade for one of its top engineering apprentices. Tom Woolston, an industrial refrigeration apprentice, last night won the ACR Trainee of the Year 2018 at a prestigious ceremony. The triumph comes shortly after he won a silver prize in Student of the […]

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FSDF member Star Refrigeration apprentice Gavin Kidd has won third place at the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) Scotland Apprentice of the Year awards. The Bellshill-based engineer was presented with the award at the IOR Scotland’s annual dinner event, which took place at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow on 15th November. The achievement marks an important personal milestone for Gavin in recognition of his flourishing potential and a satisfying finale to a striking year for Star Refrigeration’s youth development programme. […]

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Newcastle-based industrial refrigeration apprentice Sam Gills reached WorldSkills UK National Final competition after becoming a finalist at the National skill competition, Skillfridge. One of six apprentices competing for top national prize at the November event, Sam won Student of the Year at ACR Industry Awards in 2017. FSDF member Star Refrigeration’s third year industrial refrigeration apprentice, Sam Gills has topped national rankings at the national skills competition Skillfridge, and as a result qualified for WorldSkills UK National Final. The competition […]

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Neil Ryemill achieved top competence for a refrigeration engineer after following FSDF member Star Refrigeration’s training programme. An engineer from one of the UK’s leading refrigeration manufacturing companies is celebrating after achieving Star Technician (ST) –level 5. Neil Ryemill, who joined Star Refrigeration as an apprentice, is an inspiration for other young engineers in the industry with an ambition to progress to the top of the career ladder. Mr Ryemill is now on the highest skills and pay level for […]

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FSDF member Star Technical Solutions’ energy management system Ethos wins the Refrigeration Innovation prize at the 2018 RAC Cooling Awards  Star Technical Solutions’ award-winning performance optimisation and energy management system Ethos has added another accolade to its growing list of honours by receiving the Refrigeration Innovation Award at this year’s RAC Cooling Industry Awards in the Components / Peripherals / Processes category.  Anne Flanagan, business development manager at STS, the consultancy arm of Star Refrigeration, said “All of us at […]

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Industrial refrigeration apprentice Tom Woolston wins silver prize in Student of the Year category at RAC Cooling Awards 2018 FSDF member Star Refrigeration Operations Group apprentice, Tom Woolston, has won the silver prize in the Student of the Year category at this year’s RAC Cooling Awards. The ceremony took place last night at the London Hilton on Park Lane, where Tom and nine of his fellow apprentices from across the UK had their dedication, hard work and engineering expertise recognised […]

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FSDF member Star Refrigeration has helped another leading food manufacturer reduce its carbon footprint and go green by replacing an industrial refrigeration plant using synthetic refrigerants with a natural refrigerant – carbon dioxide. Uin Foods is renowned in the industry for creating private label pizzas for the UKs top retailers, producing 25,000,000 pizzas each year. Star Refrigeration offered a bespoke solution comprising an industrial CO2 refrigeration packaged system and a spiral freezer. When combined, the Star’s Envifreeze and the Helix […]

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