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01 April 2015

Refrigerant gas firm appoints new Director as it gears up for growth

Press Release 1st April 2015

Refrigerant Solutions (RefSols), the Liverpool-based company which has developed a more environmentally-friendly range of refrigerant gases, has appointed John Kirkpatrick as Commercial Director.

John has had a long career within the chemicals industry, initially working at ICI and most recently as Technical Sales Manager at Mexichem on the Wirral. His appointment follows the recent £750,000 investment in RefSols by The North West Fund for Mezzanine, anaged by Enterprise Ventures.

John's appointment allows for the eventual retirement of RefSols' founder, the award-winning investor John Poole, although he will continue in his role as CEO for the immediate future.

RefSols provides replacements for the ozone-depleting gases which are currently used in refrigeration and air conditioning systems and which are being phased out worldwide.

Will Clark of Enterprise Ventures, which manages The North West Fund for Mezzanine, said: "John Kirkpatrick has an in-depth knowledge of the chemical industry and the regulatory environment and his experience makes him ideally suited to take RefSols forward. His global network of contacts will help the company take advantage of the worldwide market for replacement refrigerant gases and boost its export sales."

The North West Fund for Mezzanine is financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the European Investment Bank.



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