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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.


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)