Company receives recognition in parliament

A SPECIALIST cooling engineering firm has been praised by government ministers in the House of Commons

Saturday, 29th October 2016, 5:55 am
Updated Monday, 31st October 2016, 9:55 am
Fareham MP Suella Fernandes with, from left, Kevin Lancaster from Aqua Cooling, Roy Sambles IOP President and Simon Davis from Aqua Cooling

Aqua Cooling, which is based in Fareham, was congratulated during treasury question time after Fareham MP Suella Fernandes raised the firm’s success, after it was honoured with an Institute of Physics award.

Ms Fernandes said: ‘Kevin Lancaster and Simon Davis started their business, Aqua Cooling, from scratch in Fareham in 2000, and it now generates £1.7m in profit and is a leading industrial cooling firm.

‘Last week, the Institute of Physics awarded Aqua Cooling its business innovation award for its innovative application of physics to generate jobs and profit.

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‘Will the chancellor join me in congratulating Aqua Cooling and outline what the government is doing to support research and development, so that other self-starters like Kevin and Simon can grow their businesses?’

Financial secretary to the treasury Jane Ellison responded on behalf of the chancellor and said: ‘All treasury ministers would be delighted to congratulate Aqua Cooling on the innovation award it has won.’

Aqua was presented with a commended innovation award for its patented leak prevention system.

Aqua Cooling sales director Simon Davis said: ‘We are delighted to have received valuable recognition from the scientific community and now in parliament too.’