With over 35 participants at the launch meeting it has generated a lot of interest with many talking enthusiastically about future plans for the society.
The programme for the event offered a good variety of topics with updates on refrigerants and developments in air conditioning technology.
The Society aims to provide local networking meetings and technical talks to appeal to a wide range of interests in the sector whether you work in refrigeration, in air-conditioning or with heat pumps.
Miriam Rodway, chief executive for the Institute of Refrigeration, said: “The IOR is very keen to increase and support local activity, whether this is IOR regional branches or independent societies such as the South West and South Wales group. This a great example of members getting together to make something happen!”