Register now for this month’s all new HVAC & Refrigeration Show


he HVAC & Refrigeration Show, the only national exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors, takes place from

January 23 to 25 at London’s ExCeL. A full list of companies taking part can be found online at

exhibitor-list As well as acting as a showcase for the latest products and technology in this sector, visitors will be able to take advantage of the wealth of expert knowledge on offer. The new Industry Insight Series will see a leading panel of experts participate in debates focused on key industry issues throughout the three day exhibition.

Chris Sturman.

One insight will focus on how buildings can be measured for ‘wellness’ and the impact that this can have on its occupants, while another will look at the future of chilled food transport, with Chris Sturman, Chief Executive of the Food Store & Distribution Federation, acting as chair. The show will also feature two seminar theatres – the HVACR Theatre sponsored

by Opteon and the Training & Skills Theatre sponsored by Toshiba. There will be CPD accredited presentations by key industry figures. To register and find out more about the seminars on offer, visit:

Innovative Ellis scoops two regional awards


llis Patents has won the Business Innovation of the Year award and was named The Press Business of the Year in the

York Press Business Awards 2017. The Rillington-based cable cleat manufacturer won the innovation

award for its No Bolts cleat, which was designed to alleviate a fixing problem that was causing Network Rail severe health and safety concerns.

On being given the accolade of Business of the Year, judges commended Ellis for “proving itself an inspiring innovator; successful exporter; responsible employer; and industry and community champion; that is led by an inspiring personality.” Richard Shaw, Managing Director of Ellis, said: “We are delighted to

be recognised both for the many and varied strengths of the business, and for an innovation that we as a company are exceedingly proud of – and one that demonstrates just why we are fast becoming seen as our industry’s innovators.”

Rexel UK is awarded gold membership for sustainabilty


lectrical distributor, Rexel UK, is celebrating aſter being awarded gold level membership of the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Rexel secured the membership after successfully demonstrating its ongoing commitment to sustainability and will now work alongside the organisation and its other members to share best practice throughout the construction and facilities management industries. Chris Gibson,

Corporate Sales Director at Rexel UK, said:

“Sustainability is one of our core values here at Rexel which is why we are thrilled to achieve gold level membership of the Supply Chain Sustainability School. “By working alongside the school, and its partners, we are confident we can improve sustainability across the industry, while also furthering our own learning from best-in-class practice from across a number of industries.” Rexel UK’s latest award comes just months after the business was

certified to four globally recognised ISO and OHSAS standards across its entire UK business, including certification for its environmental and energy management systems.

The Supply Chain Sustainability School is an industry wide collaboration to help its members build, maintain and operate more sustainable buildings. Developed for organisations working across construction and FM, both

A jubilant Ellis Patents team, collecting their awards.

in residential and commercial environments, the school covers a wealth of topics from Waste and Carbon Fairness Inclusion, Respect and The Modern Slavery Act.

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