Expanding firm keeping its cool
Jun 30 2009 by Henryk Zientek, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A COMPANY helping customers keep their cool has joined the ranks of a national industry body – as it builds up its client base.
Refrigeration and ventilation company Thompson Cooling Solutions, based at Lepton, has been admitted as a member of the Heating and Ventilation Contractors Association.
Director John Thompson was presented with the firm’s membership certificate by Derek McLuckie, HVCA regional manager for Yorkshire and the north-east.
Thompson Cooling Solutions was formed by Mr Thompson in January, 2007, after he was made redundant and the company he worked for went into receivership.
Drawing on 30 years’ experience in the industry, Mr Thompson has quickly made his mark – with the company winning a string of national clients, providing air conditioning systems for major retail chains such as Poundworld and Empire Direct.
It also won contracts to supply and install comfort cooling to Bravissimo, a ladies lingerie retail chain – working on the project with building surveyors Lucas Lee and Partners, based at Brooks Yard in Huddersfield town centre.
Thompson Cooling has employed a new salesman and is also taking on an apprentice – taking its workforce to seven – who will attend college to be trained and work alongside time-served skilled engineers on projects covering refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and cold store construction.
Mr Thompson said: “We are working on contracts from Aberdeen to London, mainly on office and retail premises.
“We are doing a lot of work for Poundworld, which is upgrading its air conditioning systems at a rate of about 15 stores a year. We have already done five or six stores and are currently working on its store in Northampton.”