Consultant and soon-to-be IOR president Steve Gill has joined the management team of the refrigeration engineering specialist BJA.
BJA, based in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, has been offering refrigeration design solutions to clients since 1993. Best known as specialists in the retail sector, although they also undertake projects across a much wider range of applications including industrial projects and air-conditioning.
Mr Gill is well-known in the industry, running the consultancy Stephen Gill Associates, which has specialised in industrial refrigeration, along with winning a Cooling Award for his social marketing campaign introducing people to refrigeration.
BJA partner Jim McPhun said, “We are delighted to welcome Steve to the management team. We are expanding beyond our traditional customer base and Steve brings with him a wealth of industry experience to assist with this expansion, particularly in the industrial and food production sectors”.
Mr Gill said “I am excited to be working with BJA. Their national coverage and deep range of experience enables them to offer a quality service. Both BJA and Stephen Gill Associates (SGA) are well-known, long established, independent consultancies with strong reputations for innovative and original thinking in providing advanced technological solutions.”
BJA provides a range of services covering ‘new build’ or refit projects, service and maintenance requirements, performance monitoring, troubleshooting and advice in legal disputes.
BJA partner Chris Williams added: “BJA and SGA largely work in different sectors of the RAC industry, with BJA working predominately in the UK Retail sector, and SGA working in the industrial sector. While these sectors are extremely different in many ways, there are common factors such as energy efficiency, inspections and audits, compliance, health and safety, and refrigerant change that have enabled BJA and SGA to collaborate together, so it is a natural progression to invite Steve to become more involved in our business development”.
Both BJA and SGA will continue to operate as separate businesses, while working together on mutual projects. Mr Gill’s appointment adds to an already enlarged management team at BJA, following the recent internal promotions of Stuart Bonner, Katy Nightingale, and Kevin Halliday.