Organised by Datateam Business Media, the publisher of ACR News Magazine, the ACR News Awards is designed to celebrate innovation in the air conditioning and refrigeration sector, rewarding companies that demonstrate excellence in the way they operate or in what they produce; in addition to the individuals who make this industry great.

The 2018 event has four new categories in the line-up: Commercial Contractor of the Year, Industrial Contractor of the Year, Instrumentation of the Year and Thermal Controller of the Year.

Voted Categories 

Entrants faced an industry vote with the winner being whoever received the most votes overall.

Customer Service Award – Individual 

Service Engineer of the Year 

NEW! Commercial Contractor of the Year

NEW! Industrial Contractor of the Year

Unsung Hero of the Year

Online Initiative of the Year

Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year

Judged Categories

Entrants faced the industry judging panel who decided the winners who were announced on the night.

Apprentice of the Year 
sponsored by Hawco

Environmental Project of the Year

NEW! Instrumentation of the Year 

NEW! Thermal Controller of the Year

Ancillary Refrigeration Product of the Year

Refrigeration Product of the Year

Ancillary Air Conditioning Product of the Year
sponsored by Hitachi

Air Conditioning Product of the Year

The 2018 Awards is supported by a number of fantastic sponsors:

Category Sponsors: 

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On-the-night Sponsors: 

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