Our Story

Delivering an outstanding client experience every day, by creating a great place to work

Our story goes all the way back to 1964, when John Adcock with the support of his wife Beryl, decided to go into business in Cambridge. John was an experienced refrigeration engineer and he started out providing services to local butchers and shops as well as working on milk tanks on the local dairy farms. He steadily grew the business from there, eventually branching out into Air Conditioning.
Since then, Adcock Refrigeration and Air Conditioning has grown into the successful business that it is today with over 250 employees and 11 branches. It has always retained its culture of respect, transparency and authenticity. John and Beryl are no longer with us, but their legacy continues in the way that we run our business.

Our directors have each been with the company for over 30 years and have grown through the ranks. They have continued to look after the business and its people in the way that John always wanted them to.
The culture of our company, as reflected in our values, is grounded in our people. Our mission statement, “Delivering an outstanding client experience every day, by creating a great place to work” neatly sums up what we are about. We believe that by creating a Great Place to Work, where individuals are trained, appreciated and valued, we will create a team that is motivated and happy, and this will be passed on to our customers through our excellent service.

“We are a family business and have family values at our core; we respect one another and always treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves. We expect the highest moral and ethical standards from everyone involved with our business.”

John Adcock, Founder

Why Choose Us

  • Latest software, tools and equipment
  • Wide training opportunities
  • Working on prestigious sites
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Light House Club Employee well-being support

Our Values


Working for Adcock

Working as an engineer for Adcock is a hands-on, rewarding, technical role requiring a high level of responsibility and customer care.  For a snapshot of engineer life, we’ve written an ‘Engineer Career’ series based on insight, tips and feedback from our own engineers. Read the article here

Current Vacancies

Job Location Apply
Service Engineer Derby View
Administrator Derby View
Contracts Engineer Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Cambridge View
Sales Engineer, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Cambridge View
Service Manager (HVAC, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration) Derby View
Air Conditioning Installation Engineer Norwich View
Parts Administrator Northampton View