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Coolair supports women in ACR Coolair.indd 1 02/02/2021 11:32 My day-to-day role involves working alongside the LG sales manager to complete AC designs and selections for different projects. If requested from the customer/consultant, I would develop a LATS CAD drawing to illustrate the design in more detail. LATS CAD is a software programme which has been created by LG as a plug-in to AutoCAD. What would say to other women thinking of working in the HVAC industry? If you are a woman and have an interest in the HVAC industry, I would encourage you to go for it! There are so many roles to choose from and, with Covid, the HVAC industry is getting more important which means there are more job opportunities. During my studies within the construction industry there was a very small percentage of women within my class but now this has increased as more women are taking an interest. As a woman within this field, I wouldn’t say it has been all plain sailing but over the years I have seen a massive improvement. What is the best advice you were ever given? One of my managers used to say ‘it’s only a mistake if done twice’. Others that have stayed with me include ‘every day is a school day’, ‘don’t be afraid to ask questions if you are unsure’ and ‘be honest, people will respect this more’. What do you see as the challenges facing the industry? One of the main challenges within the industry now is dealing with price increases. Also, stock shortages due to delays at customs borders, leading to transport issues and delays of deliveries to site. Is there a little-known fact about yourself that would surprise other people? Outside of working hours I have a keen interest in music. I have been playing the piano and tenor horn since I was 7-years-old. I started teaching the piano as a part-time job while I was studying and still do. I then decided I would like to try playing the saxophone… I am no professional but I love a new challenge and I am enjoying learning this new skill. I also trained in 2019 as a nail technician… this brings out my artistic side and gives me something to do in the evenings which I enjoy. CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai 29 SPONSORED BY COOLAIR

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