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ir conditioning distribution stalwart Martin Richards has joined 3D Plus as business

director, heading up all UK operations. 3D Plus has been established as the result of Beijer Ref attaining the rights to distribute Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ air conditioning and heat pump offerings in UK and Ireland, with Beijer Ref as the majority owner. Mr Richards was most recently UK and Ireland general manager for Midea air conditioning distributor, FG Europe UK.

he and a colleague formed FM Air Conditioning – a business that successfully distributed Fujitsu for 13 years.

Located at the Maidstone office of the Manchester-based company, former apprentice Mr Gower has more than 20 years’ experience in the mechanical services industry across the South East.

He said: “I am delighted to be setting up this new joint venture between Beijer Ref and MHI. The MHI brand is very strong in the UK and through this joint venture, 3D Plus will undoubtedly grow on this success.”

Giles Pratt has been appointed area business development manager for Fujitsu General Air Conditioning (UK). Using over 35 years of experience, he will look to build and strengthen relationships with large contractors and end users.

Mr Pratt already has an in-depth knowledge of Fujitsu and its products, having first become associated with the brand over 25 years ago when

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Mr Pratt commented: “Having worked closely with Fujitsu for many years in my past role as a distributor, I could not resist the opportunity to join the company. Fujitsu currently has the strongest product range in its history which, when combined with tremendous technical back-up and the great team at head office, puts the company in a prime position to grow its market share and reinforce its reputation for award winning customer service.”

He continued: “I have a long affinity with Fujitsu and am delighted at having the opportunity to become part of the company’s legacy. I can’t wait to get started, rekindle my old relationships and play my part in cementing Fujitsu’s place as one of the top air conditioning companies in the UK.”

Air conditioning installation specialist, Coolair Equipment, has boosted its growing operation in Kent with the appointment of Matthew Gower as sales and design engineer.

He was previously a mechanical projects manager for a Kent-based commercial plumbing, heating, air con and solar installations contractor. Mr Gower’s project credits include managing installations for Tonbridge School’s new science block extension, Brook House Primary School in Tottenham, the Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) department at Charing Cross Hospital, and Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Fully qualified in energy efficient refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and domestic hot water systems, Mr Gower is already tendering for three projects with a total value of more than £1 million. Mark Garstang, regional director of Coolair Equipment, which also has an office in Cannock, said: “Matthew’s experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow our successful client base and strengthen our capacity for project design and tendering.”

Cool Projects has appointed Chris Trotman as service manager, and is developing its service offering by adding extra skills and resources. Mr Trotman has worked within the air conditioning services trade for 20 years, having been involved with some of the most recognisable landmarks such as The Shard, The Gherkin, The Royal Estates portfolio, and the i360 in Brighton. Andy Warwick, Cool Projects managing director, commented: “Our reputation has been built on the high standards of our installation work and our service department has been one of our best kept secrets, providing customer-focused and highly skilled assistance to a broad range of clients. By bringing Chris into our team we can raise the profile of this area of our business and promote this facility to a wider market.”

Mr Trotman added: “The servicing and maintenance aspects of HVAC clients are often overlooked, so I am delighted to join Cool Projects at a time when the team is looking to evolve their service department and I believe with my industry knowledge and hands-on experience I can be a catalyst for future growth and success.”

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