Our Managing Director, Steve Shipp, was honoured to cut the ribbon and officially open the Fairplay Gift Emporium in Chesterfield.
Steve had been invited after running the Marathon Des Sables in the Sahara desert recently to raise money for this worthy charity.
Heather Fawbert, CEO of FairPlay had this to say…
“Thanks so much Steve for giving up your time to do this. The aim of the Fairplay Gift Emporium is to help support young people with learning difficulties into employment. Please everyone, come and support them, we have lovely stock to sell and much of it is locally made. The young people would love to welcome you!”
For any last minute donations you can still pledge here –https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/steven-shipp
Marathon Des Sables 6th-16th April 2018
I thought I'd try the hottest foot race on earth for Fairplay because of the fantastic things they do for disabled children, young people and their families. 156+ miles run in the Sahara desert over 7 days. Please dig deep and support this incredibly worthy cause.
Our Managing Director and die hard, Steve Shipp, is currently in training for the Marathon Des Sables 2018. Steve decided on this ultimate challenge of endurance to raise funds for local charity, Fairplay, that supports children and young people with learning disabilities and their families.
"The MdS is a truly gruelling multi-stage adventure through a mythical landscape, in one of the world’s most inhospitable environments – the Sahara desert. You have to be self-sufficient and carry all your own food and equipment for the week on your back. Water is rationed daily and if you exceed the ration, you get a time penalty.
Over just six days I will run well over 250km (156 miles) through endless dunes, over rocky jebels, and across white-hot salt plains. The sun will be your constant enemy with temperatures regularly reaching 50 centigrade. The sand will be your constant companion, clouds of it under your feet, sheets of it stinging your eyes and lots of it chafing where it shouldn’t. The long stage has become a legend in itself. You will run out of a Saharan morning, into the dusk and then the dark, many not finishing the 80+km (52 miles) till well into the next day. Your feet will swell, crack and bleed under the pressure and the heat.
6 stages over 7 days, 156+miles of running, with a long stage in excess of 52+miles, self sufficient except for water and a communal berber tent".
Ultra welcomes Kelly Scott-Read, joining us as Refrigeration Service Engineer mainly covering the south-east. Kelly’s experience spans supermarket refrigeration and air-conditioning, latterly working for Arcus.
Kelly lives in Tunbridge Wells and enjoys keeping fit, music and djing and is currently looking forward to being a dad as his wife is expecting their first child, a girl, in February!
We all welcome Kelly and hope he settles into Ultra life with ease!
Ultra welcomes Mark Skelton, joining us as a Regional Refrigeration Engineer, from SRL (Sheffield) where he worked for 22 years. Mark started at SRL as Ant’s apprentice back in the day!
Mark lives in Rotherham with his partner and Rottweiler dog called Ruby. Mark has a keen interest in cars and motorbikes and most of his time is currently spent doing up his house.
Ultra Refrigeration has again been awarded SafeContractor status for another year!
Eggclusive Easter Offer! Full height glass door merchandiser (freezer option also available).
Popular glass door fridge and probably the best selling unit in the UK. Tried and tested quality at an excellent price. This cabinet is renowned for its reliability. Simple design with aluminium door frame, interior light, lock and temperature display. It is everything you need from a glass door merchandiser including seven shelves as standard to maximise display space. A tried and tested workhorse for all shops and cafés. This cabinet is so popular we even stock it as a left hand hinged version as standard.
Offer includes FREE giant Cadburys Easter Egg, FREE curb side delivery, 2yrs parts only warranty, 1yr labour
Ultra are delighted to welcome Sophie Turner to the Service Team having joined us full-time on 6th February 2017.
Sophie previously worked for The Pub People Company Ltd where she worked as an Administrator for 2 years. Sophie is a local girl residing in Dronfield and is girlfriend to our “Skirish” engineer Jamie Simms for almost a year!
Her hobbies are socialising, going to the cinema and fine dining. Welcome!
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Do you own a PUB, BAR, CAFE or BISTRO and want to provide perfectly chilled drinks and beverages to your customers?
Last month, our Managing Director, Steve Shipp, was delighted to be advised that the IOR Membership Committee had awarded him, after 10yrs membership, the advancement to Fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration. He now has the designatory initials FInstR after his name!
Steve had this to say…
“It’s an honour and an endorsement of what the company has and continues to achieve”