This week we are celebrating our 35th birthday!
Eddie and Debbie Gittoes started Arctic Circle in 1985 with the aim of supplying refrigeration plant for the retail food industry.
Debbie explains “Eddie was working for a local compressor manufacturer when he came home one night in 1985 with a book – ‘Accounts Made Simple’ and asked me if I would like to learn it! Eddie was increasingly frustrated that his employer appeared to be missing out on opportunities that he felt were necessary for business success. Following several discussions we decided that we could do better and so started off by writing a five-year business plan.”
In the beginning, Arctic Circle mainly manufactured compressors in a rented unit on the Rotherwas Industrial Estate before moving to where we are today in 1995. Our stores building was added a year later and our Natural Refrigerant Technology Centre (NRTC) was opened in 2011.
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