Commissioner opens new Centre of Excellence


On Thursday 23rd June Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter attended his first public engagement since taking office, and quite fittingly it took him back to his early days in policing. Keith was invited to open the new Airco Centre of Excellence on Goulton Street in Hull which by coincidence was the area where he first walked the beat as a young police recruit in 1981.   

Airco, a Hull-based business specialising in air conditioning, refrigeration and renewables were formed 25 years ago by current MD Neil Fisher as a sole trader in a van, and now employ over 80 people with offices nationwide. They have an excellent track record in apprenticeships and the new state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence will offer young people a range of training and apprenticeship options to help them find a career in industry.

Keith said: “It was an honour to be asked to open the centre. I arrived in Hull 35 years ago as a young man with two suitcases and my first job as a rookie PC was to walk the Hessle Road beat. My career led me on to become Divisional Commander for the City and today I’m returning to my old patch as Police and Crime Commissioner. Neil Fisher’s life has followed a similar path and after starting out on his own, his company is now a major employer in the area and he is putting something back into the community by helping young people leaving school to get a positive start in their working lives.”

For more information on Airco’s Centre of Excellence visit www.airco.co.uk or www.logonmoveon.co.uk/ProviderDetails.asp?provider=995        

Posted on Monday 27th June 2016

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