Cold beer, happy customers: The importance of refrigeration for UK pubs

Posted: Sep 02, 2019

With over 39,000 establishments employing around 300,000 people, UK pubs are a cornerstone of our culture and social circles – if the beer’s cold, at least.

Crowds of people, a buzzing atmosphere with food and drink in abundance. In a real shocker of a plot twist, today we’re talking about just why refrigeration matters so much to the much-loved public house. There’s a lot going on, from ice rooms to bar fridges and freezer machines, so keep reading!

Beverage issues

Buying done better: Three points on temperature control in a retail environment

Posted: Aug 02, 2019

Today we’re looking at the retail sector. It’s far from a secret that HVAC systems are important in maximising sales and customer satisfaction, but how, and why? It’s big business, after all; estimates on the commercial refrigeration equipment market alone show it to be worth nearly fifty billion Dollars by 2025.

So, let’s see what the fuss is all about. Specifically, how does air-conditioning affect customer behaviour, and how practical is it as an investment from a business owner’s perspective?  

Point one: Buyer behaviour

Recycling with Royale: What we do to minimise the environmental impact of our work

Posted: Aug 02, 2019

Carbon footprints are on the minds of many business owners, and the proof is certainly in the pudding as far as HVAC companies and our work is concerned. With that in mind, we’re taking a moment to go over the ways in which Royale recycles and manages its waste during (after after) jobs and contracts.

What we’re doing about refrigerants

Air in there: How HVAC systems make office staff happier and more productive

Posted: Jul 01, 2019

Air quality: it matters. We spend around 90% of our time on average indoors, and the degree of comfort we enjoy in our workplaces is a serious deal indeed – people tire when hot, and studies show as much as a 4% drop on productivity per degree of increased temperature above average indoors. Shoppers, too, are happier when premises are cooled, spending more time purchasing and browsing.

Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) Scheme for Business Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Systems

Posted: Jul 01, 2019

Ask any business or organisation: cash flow matters! Whether you’re retail or corporate, small or large, it’s always on the mind of decision-makers and owners.

Investing is, however, worthy; a study on the value of improving air quality in offices found the annual increase in productivity to be worth at least ten times as much as the annual increase in energy and maintenance costs.

Worth the Wight: Royale builds Isle of Wight’s first dry-ageing room

Posted: Jun 13, 2019

The world turns and Royale has helped make another bespoke project a reality. Today’s article takes us to the Isle of Wight, where Royale’s Gary Millard has managed quite a special request through to completion. Let’s see what the team’s been up to!

The first of its kind.

Decades in the making: Royale’s roots and our path to the present

Posted: May 29, 2019

It’s been a long road to the present day for Royale! Since our inception in 1987 we’ve grown from a two-person operation to the thriving family we’re so proud of today.

Family matters.

It was 1987; a special year! Royale was born on a fateful, probably rainy day, founded by the company’s original directors Nick Sheppard and David Cullinane.

Fresh is in: How food retailers are adjusting to the modern customer

Posted: Apr 27, 2019

Today we wanted to take a closer look at the shift towards modern refrigeration in food retail. New refrigeration systems are better for the environment, and there’s more demand for them as we move towards healthier and fresher foods.

As consumers, we’re making the connection between refrigeration and produce that is made with clean, whole-food ingredients. In America, recent studies show the ‘freshness’ of food is the most important factor behind a purchase, and the UK’s organic market is worth over £2 billion (and growing) every year.

Meet the team: Just a few of the special individuals who work at Royale

Posted: Apr 15, 2019

We work more than a little magic at Royale, so it’s time to talk about the important people behind the service we’re so proud of! Many of our employees have been with us for over twenty years – a massive privilege in a world where many move around every few years.

That kind of long experience is simply irreplaceable, and it’s a huge factor in the close, personable support we’re able to offer our clients – be they single projects or extended maintenance contracts.

Gary Millard, Operations Manager

Four steps food and beverage retailers can take to cut energy consumption

Posted: Mar 27, 2019

According to the Carbon Trust, the retail sector uses around seven percent of all UK building energy consumption, releasing over five million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.

It’s big business, and it’s vital we all work towards doing better on energy emissions. The same report by the Carbon Trust estimates that retailers could save as much as 20% by focusing on this issue alone.

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