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Judged Categories

Entrant’s will face the industry judging panel who will decide the winners announced on the night.

  • This award is open to the manufacturer or its representative agent (entering on the manufacturer’s behalf), of any air conditioning or related product launched onto the UK market after November 1, 2015.

    It is important to supply as much relevant information as possible. Please include:

    • Details of the product
    • The level of research and development devoted to the new product
    • Key technological features
    • Target market and how this product differs from competitors
    • Any environmental issues that the product addresses
    • Energy efficiency advantages
    • Price-wise, how the product compares with competitive units
    • Lifetime running costs, payback period, etc.
    • Any features that simplify installation and maintenance.

     

     

     

  • Sponsored by bitzer

    The Alan Moor Award is presented in memory of the late one-time managing director of Bitzer UK. The award is presented every year in recognition of the contributions of one individual whose efforts on behalf of the air conditioning and refrigeration industry have largely gone unrecognized.

  • Sponsored by Hawco Web

    With the skills shortage being a topical issue, this award acknowledges the ACR industry’s dedication to developing its emerging talent. We are looking for the individual who has met their learning objectives while also making a demonstrable contribution to their employer’s business. The judges will be looking for the following criteria:

    • Demonstrable commitment to personal development and progression
    • Outstanding contribution to workplace
    • Inspirational levels of achievement and attainment
  • This award is open to any company operating in the UK air conditioning and refrigeration sectors for any environmental project completed after November 1, 2015. It is important to supply as much relevant information as possible. Please include:

    • Environmental benefits of the project
    • The ideas behind your project, the customer requirements
    • Detail any new technology or other unique properties of the project
    • Project management, timescale, handover
    • Comparisons, monitoring and any potential cost savings over conventional technology
    • Customer feedback.

     

  • This award is open to the manufacturer, or its representative agent (entering on the manufacturer’s behalf), of any refrigeration or related product launched onto the UK market after November 1, 2015.
    It is important to supply as much relevant information as possible. Please include, where relevant;

    • Details of the product
    • The level of research and development devoted to the new product
    • Key technological features
    • Target market and how this product differs from competitors
    • Any environmental issues that the product addresses
    • Energy efficiency advantages
    • Price-wise, how the product compares with competitive units
    • Lifetime running costs, payback period, etc.
    • Any features that simplify installation and maintenance?

Voted Categories

Entrant’s will face an industry vote with the winner being whomever receives the most votes overall.

  • This category is for air conditioning and/or refrigeration contractors.

    To support your entry it is important to supply as much relevant information as possible, including answering the following questions:

    • Type of work undertaken
    • If offering design and build, list three design types undertaken in the past year
    • If offering service and maintenance, describe the scope of your service capability; what call-out arrangements are provided outside of normal office hours; what warranty is offered on new products or services?
    • List the methods you employ in the following: contract cost control, construction site operatives control, contract programme (or progress) control method, service operatives control.
    • How do you carry out: internal quality audits, inspection and testing, health and safety procedures?
    • Give a breakdown of your directly-employed workforce (no. of engineers [design, installation and service], no. of apprentices and trainees).
    • Do you use sub-contractors and, if so, how many, how often and for what services?
    • Indicate the type of qualifications held by your staff
    • How has your company developed in the last 12 months? (Briefly describe what changes or developments have been implemented. This might include developments in such matters as training, staffing, new business, expansion into new markets, new technology, etc).
    • Describe a contract completed in the last 12 months of which you are proud.

     

     

     

     

     

  • This award is open to all air conditioning and/or refrigeration wholesalers or distributors operating in the UK. For the purposes of this award, a wholesaler is defined as a company offering a wide range of products in the form of a ‘one-stop shop’ for the air conditioning and refrigeration engineer. A distributor will be an independent company looking after the sales and distribution of one or more companies or products.

    Your entry should include as much relevant information about your company as possible and specifically what sets you apart from other product distributors. It might also help to cover the following topics:

    • Details of branches and locations
    • Range of products supplied
    • Approximate value of stockholding
    • Normal hours of business and out-of-hours service
    • Type and speed of deliveries offered
    • Technical support
    • Design service
    • Training (for staff and customers)
  • This award is open to any company operating in the UK air conditioning and refrigeration sectors for any marketing initiative implemented after November 1, 2015.
    To support your entry it is important to supply as much information as possible. As a guide, it might also help to cover the following points (where relevant)

    • The purpose of the initiative
    • What media was used
    • Total cost of the initiative and return on investment
    • Effectiveness, along with any quantifiable results
    • Customer feedback
  • The Customer Service Award is aimed specifically at ‘frontline’ ACR staff – those people that deal with customers on site or on the telephone. It is aimed at those teams who pull together to problem and solved and give the customer the best possible experience of their company’s services.

  • The Customer Service Award is aimed at ‘frontline’ ACR staff – those people on the ground that deal with customers on site or on the telephone. It is aimed at those contractors who customers perceive as the ‘go-to’ person who will assist them when they need it most.

  • This award is dedicated to those who have gone over and above the call of duty in their working lives. Nominees can be of any level in the company and perform any function, but must be of a position that would not otherwise receive the recognition that they deserve. They must have performed some service for the company that goes over and above the call of duty. For example, this could be an unsurpassed level of knowledge gained through longevity, or it could be a single event where the nominee showed exceptional initiative.

  • This award is aimed at recognising those individuals on the sharp end of the business, working face-to-face with end-users, managing expectations and dealing with the realities of equipment in use. Without these people, the ACR industry could not function and this award is designed to recognise these essential representatives of our industry. Considerations should include:

    • Contributions beyond the realms of normal duties
    • Demonstrable dynamism in problem-solving
    • A team player who is seen to ‘get things done’