Coolair Services Recruits New Senior Team
Coolair Services have recently made three new, senior team appointments to further strengthen it’s offering to the air conditioning industry.
Scott Lightfoot, Phil Dickinson and Gideon Mayers, join with over 70 years of experience between them and have an extensive knowledge of the air conditioning sector. They will assist in the growth and development of the current design and installation division.
With an existing experienced support network and expert installation engineers in place, the team will lead on a new strategy for Coolair Services, which is now one of the largest, nationwide service organisations in the country. This combination will allow the business to offer a complete customer package, tailored specifically for any client requirements.
Lightfoot will be joining as National Account Manager, working with existing clients and overseeing the set up of new projects. Previous to this, Lightfoot was National Account Manager at Coolair Equipment LTD and was responsible for the retail roll out of all projects, as well as the overall management of all staff nationwide to ensure activity was delivered as expected.
Dickinson joins as Regional Sales Manager, following 17 years of service at Coolair Equipment LTD. Both ONC and HNC qualified, Dickinson is an expert in air conditioning units and design, developing the best in the industry and supplying products and services across the UK.
Mayers, joining as Regional Sales Manager, started in the industry at grass roots level in 1994 before progressing to Lead Engineer at Coolair Equipment LTD in 1997. In 2001 he left the overalls behind, getting suited and booted for the role of Junior Contracts Engineer within the office team. Since then Mayers has progressed through the ranks of senior contracts, junior sales and design, up to present day as managing regional sales with 27 years of experience.
Founder of Coolair Services, John Gay, is delighted to have the experienced new hires on board, commenting: “I’ve known Scott, Phil and Gideon for many years now and each one of them really is an expert in their own department. They have fantastic industry knowledge and are a powerful, well-cohesive team and I’m really pleased they’ve joined us. I really do think that this will help the business step up its offering, with some exciting things already in the pipeline for the future with our new team.”
Continually Improving our Knowledge
Our Nationwide Engineers have recently attended and passed the Mitsubishi CMPT1 City Multi Installation and Commissioning and CMPT2 City Multi Service and Fault Finding Courses. These courses are designed for field based service engineers to gain knowledge of Mitsubishi VRF systems and carry out service and fault finding on the electrical and refrigeration circuits contained within the systems.
Coolair Services Ltd have a Business Solutions Partnership with Mitsubishi Electric and keeping current with Mitsubishi and other manufacturers courses, means we can provide you with the best service possible and allows us to offer a 7 year warranty on all new equipment installed by us.
Fujitsu Roadshow Winner
We attended the Fujitsu Roadshow at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester which was showcasing the Fujitsu Air Conditioning range. Our very own, Mike Billings won the draw for 2 tickets to the Chairmans Lounge for a Manchester City Champions League game. A prize that really suited him being the massive Manchester City fan he is.
Our New Sign
Have you spotted our new advertising sign located near to our Head Office in Bredbury? Keep your eyes peeled next time you are driving through the local area and take a look. As the sign says we are here for all your air conditioning needs, just give us a call or visit the website.
Our ever increasing vehicle fleet
With our Installation Department increasing rapidly, we have recently invested in yet another fleet of brand new installation vehicles to support our engineers located at both our Northern and Southern branches. These vans are fully kitted out and ready for action.
First Class Theatre Performance
Guide Bridge Theatre were that pleased with their air conditioning installation, they even mentioned us in the local paper! Check out the review of our theatre performance.
Mitsubishi Electric Business Solutions Partnership
We are excited to announce that we are now a Business Solutions Partner with the Mitsubishi Electric Partner Programme, designed to raise industry standards and ensure the highest level of installation and aftersales care.
Mike Billings, Sales Manager of Coolair Services was delighted to meet with the team at Mitsubishi Electric to accept our certificate with pride. We are looking forward to growing within the market and further strengthening the partnership between our two companies.
Being a Business Solution Partner also means we can offer 7 year warranties on all our installations giving our customers peace of mind when choosing an air conditioning installer. (Check out our certificate on our accreditations page).
Coolair Services sponsor the Tigers of the future
Coolair Services have once more invested in the football stars of tomorrow by, along with Mitsubishi Electric, sponsoring Hyde United's Under 7's team. Also appearing in the photograph is our very own Michael Wareham, Service Engineer who coaches the little Tigers at the club.
A proud football sponsor
Coolair Services proudly sponsored Denton Youth U9's club and they won the inaugural Martin Hett memorial Trophy Cup Final on Sunday May 5th which was played at Curzon Ashton's Tameside Stadium.
The match between them and Reddish North End Reds U9's finished at a nail-biting 3-3 draw and so went to penalties with Denton winning the shootout 4-3.
It's the team's first trophy achieved in only their first season together.
Spring has sprung at Coolair Services
After the winter months we have decided to bring a little spring into Coolair Services by planting flower tubs around our head office for both staff and our visitors to enjoy. We have also installed a bench for staff to sit and enjoy the sunshine over the summer months.
Snooker World Championships 2019
A big thank you to Mitsubishi Electric for hosting our Sales Manager Mike Billings at the "World Snooker Championships 2019" at the Crucible in Sheffield. Mike had a fantastic day with Barry Hunt from Mitsubishi Electric and they even had the opportunity to pose with the trophy.
The hospitality received from Mitsubishi Electric sure shows what a long standing partnership the two companies have built up and we look forward to continuing to strengthen the relationship as Coolair Services develops over forthcoming years.
We only went and ISO'd it!!!
At the beginning of 2019 Coolair Services Ltd were audited to the standards of ISO9001:2015 Quality and OH&S45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety. We are delighted to announce that we passed both accreditations with flying colours!
ISO is the International Organisation for Standardisation and we have been dedicated to improving our internal processes and management systems to comply with the requirements. We, as a company, strive to be the best and with this accreditation proves that we do things with a consistent quality driven approach.
Our whole team here at Coolair Services are really proud of this achievement and as we move forward and grow as a business we will continue to improve and evolve with the ever changing marketplace ensuring we are always at the top of our game.
Take a look at our certificates on the Accreditation page.
International Women's Day 2019
On International Women’s Day 2019, we decided to celebrate all the fantastic women who work here at Coolair Services.
Hayley, Natalie, Nikki, Kim, Melanie, Jenny and Mollie all work really hard within their individual roles to ensure the smooth running of our North and South divisions of the business. Creating an efficient, friendly and happy place of work.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, they have each chosen a quote that has meaning to them highlighting achievements of women before them and to influence the women of tomorrow.
Happy International Women’s Day to all the wonderful women out there and continue doing your bit to build a better more balanced future.
“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.”
Well Done Tom!
Massive congratulation to our engineer Tom Ratcliffe who has recently achieved his City & Guilds F GAS and ODS Regulation (2079) Qualification.
This qualification focusses on the major principles of F-Gas and Ozone depleting substances and Tom has competently passed both knowledge and practical assessment modules in leak checking, recovery, installation service and maintenance of equipment.
“Congratulation Tom were proud of you and all your hard work”.
Coolair Services are proud to invest resources into the training of our employees always promoting staff development and improving our workforce to create a stronger more competent team.
New Fleet for Installation Team
Since Coolair Services launched their installations team at the end of 2017 they have been going from strength to strength. In January this year, we decided to invest in specially designed vans for the team to enable them to carry parts directly to sites with ease.
The Renault Trafic Business + model was chosen for its extra long wheel base with clever storage solutions, creating space for 3 metre lengths of copper tubing. The vans have been specifically kitted out to work for us with bags of room for air conditioning units and installation equipment in the back and a full team of willing engineers in the front.
These vans have now been released into our fleet so look out for our teams on the road and keep us in mind for your next air conditioning installation.
2018 - What a Year!!
As a New Year begins it is time to reflect on the past year and how Coolair Services Ltd has flourished and grown as a business.
Since moving into our new Bredbury and Maidstone premises at the end of 2017 Coolair Services Ltd hit the ground running in 2018, not only continuing to thrive and increase it’s well established Service and Maintenance Department but also to introduce our new Sales and Installations Department in the early part of the year. All departments spent 2018 running on full throttle, going from strength to strength.
During this time we built up strong partnerships with suppliers and gained manufacturer partnership accreditations from Daikin, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Panasonic and Fujitsu. We have also sent our engineers on various training courses to increase their knowledge of new systems and changes within the industry, ensuring competent service to our new and current customer base and to stay one step ahead of the competition.
We’ve worked really hard this year as a team to implement processes into the business, meaning that 2019 will see us accredited to ISO9001:2015 (Quality) and ISO45001:2018 (OH&S) standards.
We have also achieved accreditation from Safe Contractor (Gold) as well as Constructionline proving our continuous safe working practices for our customers and staff wellbeing.
To help us complete all these challenges, we have installed a new cloud based computer server and upgraded our service computer system to increase capability and communications between the offices and engineers in the field and to stay GDPR compliant. We have even built a new website to keep you up to date with the changes within the industry and our company.
We have invested in our vehicle fleet and are continuing to do so into 2019 so we are fully equipped to meet our customer’s requirements throughout the UK.
I am sure you will agree we have had an extremely successful 2018 and we would like to thank all our customers for your continued support. We have so much more planned and we are looking forward to 2019 being another exciting year ahead!
Merry Christmas from Coolair Services Ltd
Jimmy Takes Early Retirement
After working for Coolair Services for a decade, Jimmy Hincks our Senior Service Engineer from the Liverpool area has decided to take early retirement.
Jimmy is looking forward to spending some quality time at home and also playing a few extra rounds of golf, when he is not busy with DIY jobs; of course.
"Thank you for all your hard work over the last 10 years Jimmy, we will all miss you".
Coolair Services Purchase Brand New Skoda Fleet
We are very excited to announce our brand new Skoda fleet of vehicles purchased for our Service and Maintenance team. The recipient engineers will soon be visiting our customers' in the new top of the range vehicles proving the quality of our fleet is a true representation of the quality of our work.
High Flying Apprentice
Ever the adventurer our very own apprentice Ben Brocklehurst has only gone and zipped his way into the Guinness Book of Records! He visited Volocity City Zip World in Penrhyn Wales and reached a massive speed of 135 Miles Per Hour on their 1555 metre zip wire ride over Penrhyn Quarry.
After 13 years, Service Engineer Ian Argent has decided to leave Coolair Services Ltd and take his well earned retirement.
After an emotional farewell and good luck handshake it was time for him to hang up his toolbag and enjoy some quality time and relaxation.
"Thank you for all your hard work over the years Ian, you will be sorely missed".
Coolair Services purchases new mini bus for basketball club
Coolair Services has sponsored the Manchester Magic and Manchester Mystics basketball teams, purchasing a new Citroen mini bus.
This is a key addition for the club, which was established in 1997 as a not-for-profit organisation which is open to all sections of the community. The mini bus will help to support the club’s community programme, sending both junior and senior teams up and down the country to fly the flag for Manchester basketball. Andrew Smith, Operations Director at Coolair Services, said: “It's refreshing to be able to give something back to the community, especially with the recent events in Manchester and London. It's good to do something positive.”