Get to know Gary: A little bit of background on Royale’s new Commercial Director

Posted: Nov 12, 2019

At Royale, we’re of the opinion that you should always recognise great work. With that in mind, we’re running the risk of inflating the ego of one of our key team members, Gary Millard!

It’s been more than a few years since Gary first started working with our family, and he’s risen to a place of enormous value for the company and its direction. Here’s the scoop on how that happened.

Twenty years ago, far, far away

Chilled out: Repairing and replacing temperate control systems at Longacres

Posted: Oct 02, 2019

When we aren’t writing for our news section, we’re busy with cooling and heating solutions! In this instalment, we’re talking about a site-wide chiller installation recently completed for Longacres in Bagshot – the largest independent garden centre in the south of England.

Out with the old, in with the new

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Deery me: Four Royale coldroom projects worth talking about

Posted: Mar 14, 2019

Fridges and coldrooms might sound like an everyday thing on the surface, but the truth is a little different: they’re the backbone of businesses across the world.

Shops, restaurants and large franchises all stock thousands of Pounds of goods in these areas and they’re vital in preserving what a business needs to keep service going and clients or customers happy.

For Royale, these types of jobs are a staple that we have grown familiar with indeed. Over the years we’ve installed, improved and maintained more than a few refrigeration areas and coldrooms.

Shopping around: Royale’s contribution to a stunning new-build project

Posted: Feb 27, 2019

It’s been another busy period for Royale, and we wanted to take the time today to share another interesting and challenging project!

Country Food and Dining, a long-standing client of Royale, owns and operates a range of farm shops and garden centres across Berkshire. They came right to us once more for a new build project with some seriously specific requirements. Let’s take a look.

What did Royale do?

November 2018. It doesn’t seem so long ago!

Three special moments from the fascinating history of refrigeration

Posted: Nov 27, 2018

What does a Chinese poem from over 3,000 years ago have in common with an American entrepreneur born in 1783?

Ice, of course!

We can’t get enough of it, at least where food and drink are concerned. Our ability to preserve such items despite the temperature outside has helped drive and advance our societies throughout our entire collective history. Pretty cool, right?

Let’s look at a few more examples. They’re rather interesting if we do say so ourselves!

Ancient brilliance: the Yakhchal

400 B.C. There was quite a lot going on.

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