Gibson Refrigeration Ltd

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Working in the industry for 25 years, I started my career at WATHES Refrigeration as a Draughtsman. As the company continued to grow and became WR Refrigeration Ltd, I began learning the industry moving into a junior projects role. After several years I progressed to a Project Manager position and in turn the National Installation Manager.

Some years later I took up the responsibility of managing the project division as well as further education attaining further qualifications in Project and Program Management. Moving to Integral UK, I continued to lead the project team delivering refrigeration projects in the retail and large commercial sectors.

After four years I moved to A1 Engineering as a Board member in the role of Key Accounts Director, learning new skills we further developed business and after a two year period I was asked to head the newly setup A1 Refrigeration Plant manufacturing business.

We rebranded the business unit to Clade Engineering Ltd and found success and rapid growth supplying refrigeration plant to key retailers and large commercial customers through the UK and Ireland. The key focus was to offer natural refrigerant solutions and strive for a zero carbon ‘green’ business, winning several awards at several industry awards ceremony’s over the course of two years. After extending the existing manufacturing facility to enable further growth, I took a decision to move back to my project / contracting roots, leaving Clade in June 2021.

Now the Commercial Director of Gibson Refrigeration Ltd, I have undertaken my next adventure growing the business, developing our systems of work and delivering predominantly large Co2 projects for multiple Refrigeration Contractors and Customers throughout the UK.

Let’s see where the next 25 years takes us.