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RAC National Student of the Year shortlist announced

The finalists for the RAC National Student of the Year Award 2012 have been released, with the winner to be announced at the Cooling Industry Awards, 28th September, at the Park Lane Hilton.

Once again, this year’s event sees continuing sponsorship from supermarket giant Asda, and associated partners CBES and City FM, further endorsing its standing as the most important student awards in the industry calendar.

This year saw a particularly strong line-up, with a variety of skills and competences demonstrated across the board, giving a judges a tough time in narrowing down to the finalists and a top three.

The Student of the Year Award, which runs concurrently with the National Cooling Awards at the Park Lane Hilton in London, recognises the achievements of the best up and coming engineers and celebrates their contribution to the industry.

Julian Milnes, RAC Deputy Editor, who oversaw the judging said: “Having received such a high calibre of entries, we would like to thank all of the judges for taking the time and effort to narrow it down to such a strong shortlist.”

The event will open with a drink’s reception for all ten finalists attending the event, to celebrate their achievement in making it through to the grand final.

After the initial reception and introduction Asda’s refrigeration manager Brian Churchyard will make a keynote speech to the audience, followed by a photo call for the finalists.

They will then join the main Cooling Industry Awards party for dinner, followed by the Awards themselves, culminating in the announcement of the 2012 National Student of the Year winner, together with second and third place.

* Want to find out who will win the coveted award this year? Tables are selling fast for this year’s awards ceremony, so book your table now!

For further details about the awards or to book your place, please contact Nitin Kundra at nitin.kundra@emap.com or call him on 020 7728 5292

Student of the Year Award finalists

•Liam Dean, KB Refrigeration

•John Forteith, Forteith Refrigeration & Heat Pump Solutions

•Ben Holdaway, Weatherite Manufacturing

•Andrew Kennedy, Practical Refrigeration Training Centre

•Chris Kilbane, ChillAir ( UK) Training Academy

•Stephen Owen Lindsay, Practical Refrigeration Training Centre

•Mark Penney, Star Refrigeration

•Edmund Quilty, Adcock Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

•Mostyn Wynstanly, Practical Refrigeration Training Centre

•Marc William Bennett, Practical Refrigeration Training Centre

Judging panel

John Skelton – Sainsbury’s

Roger Borer – Riva Cold

Michael Reeves – SummitSkills

Ron Filer – London Refrigeration Society

John Bonner – City Facilities Management

Graeme Maidment – IOR

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