Campbell West the leading HVAC specialist, based in Bracknell, Berkshire – (rear: l & r) Daniel West and Steven Campbell congratulate apprentices Tommy Gill and Frank Smith (l & r) on passing his exams – 23.11.2023 Picture by Antony Thompson – Thousand Word

The owners of Campbell West have gone back to the future to strengthen the company’s workforce and air-conditioning offer. 


Steven Campbell and Daniel West left school to become apprentice plumbers and now they’ve shown their continued faith in the training system with a £10,000 investment in two members of their team. 


In a move that underlines Campbell West’s commitment to the development of company personnel, two members of the firm successfully completed a 15-day course “with flying colours” to qualify as certified F-Gas engineers.  


Frank Smith and Tommy Gill have been praised after bolstering their skills by completing a new starter refrigeration course at Ellis Training in Hertfordshire.  Daniel West, Director at Campbell West, said: “We’re committed to ensuring we offer customers the highest possible standards which is why we invest in our people, so they’re equipped with the very latest skills and expertise. 


“Steven and I are both products of the apprenticeship system which we still see as key to maintaining the company’s growth. 


“So we’re delighted Frank and Tommy did Campbell West proud by passing this challenge with flying colours and they will enhance our air-conditioning service.” 


The Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Systems City & Guilds course mainly involves practical sessions, learning to use tools and equipment and installing systems.  As part of their continuous development, Frank and Tommy will build on their new skills by carrying out some of the smaller air conditioning installations Campbell West has on its order book.  


Frank said: “It’s great to know we’re part of a company that goes above and beyond to invest in staff, so we’re equipped with the technical expertise that helps us long-term.” 


Tommy added: “We relished the challenge of learning new skills and we’re both looking forward to putting them into practice for our customers.” 


The double success follows a prestigious triple seal of approval for Campbell West which earned International Standards Organisation 9001, 14001 and 45001 certification to demonstrate overall commitment to continuous improvement.