Contractor of Year Airmaster announces three new staff appointments

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Leading Swallownest- based mechanical services company Airmaster, Industry Contractor of the Year, havannounced three new appointments. 

Airmaster, who work nationwide froSheffield, South Yorkshire, with big-name clients like Not on the High Street and Morgan Sindall Group, turn over around £9 million with 35 staff. 

 Andy Benson (48), of Penistone, joins as finance manager. He started his career in the civil service at a Jobcentre and went to work in computer-aided design for an engineering company after seeing a role advertised at the Jobcentre.  

He stayed for 24 years, moving into finance before becoming MD and has joined Airmaster for a fresh challenge.  

New estimatorAdrian Gill (57) lives in Huddersfield. He started his career as an apprentice plumber, became a commercial contractor and then the senior estimator for Ambitemp M&E. He is looking forward to building Airmaster's mechanical division and securing more varied work. 

Scott Wolstenholme (41) lives in Charnock, Sheffield. He joins Airmaster as a project engineer after a 21-year career with Bradley Refrigeration, starting as an apprentice on leaving school. “I was looking for a new challenge and to progress my career further. After 13 years mainly working with farms on crop refrigeration, I am looking forward to learning new areas of the industry whilst sharing my knowledge.” 

Airmaster’s MD Lisa Pogson congratulated the new appointees: “They are alreadenhancing our offer to a wider range of clients than ever. The two engineers started as apprenticeswhich sits well with our values. Almost 100% of the Airmaster workforce have been apprentices, including founder director Richard Pogson and five of the six senior management team. We are heavily involved in many education initiatives, from literacy in primary schools to STEM career choices in secondary schools and universities. 

We are committed to ‘growing our own’ wherever possible. We are currently looking to build our refrigeration division with a new engineer, callouts cover and a senior engineer in contracts due to the recent promotion of our contracts manager to director.” 

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