Category Sponsors 


The BITZER Group
Sponsoring The Alan Moor Award

Bitzer is a global leader in the manufacture of compressors for refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump applications. Renowned for their reliability and efficiency, Bitzer compressors, packs and condensing units are specified by many of the world’s leading end users – in sectors as diverse as food and drink manufacture, food retail, transport, cold storage and industrial process cooling. We wish all entrants and finalists good luck in the forthcoming awards, and look forward to celebrating and toasting the industry’s achievements at the finals event in the New Year.



Sponsoring the New! Apprentice of the Year

HAWCO, founded in 1973, today is a leading supplier of engineering component parts and spares to the refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, electrical and process control sectors. Part of Diploma PLC – a FTSE 250 company, Hawco currently work with thousands of manufacturers across the UK and around the world, supplying more than 26,000 products. They offer an expert team of application engineers to help your business go further. From sourcing a component part anywhere in the world to design-in engineering and on-going technical support, whatever your business requires, Hawco can help.



Smith Brothers Stores Ltd 
Sponsoring the New! Service Engineer of the Year 

SBS is one of the oldest and largest independent merchants operating from within the U.K directly focusing on supplying to the commercial and industrial mechanical services sector. The core business has specialised in the distribution of pipework, valves, air conditioning and all associated fittings for over 100 years and are appointed a Daikin partner dealer. To supplement the Daikin products, SBS has an air conditioning ancillary range of products to complement the stock. Currently operating from twelve branches, excluding Head Office in Blaby Leicester, more developments are planned for the near future. SBS should be the number one choice for the mechanical services air conditioning contractor who relies on quality of service combined with competitive pricing.


On-The-Night Sponsors 


Advanced Engineering
Sponsoring the Seating Plan & Place Cards

A recognised market leader in the manufacture and supply of coil cleaners and service equipment to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.Established in 1982, Advanced has built up an outstanding reputation as the provider of world-beating equipment for AC&R service engineers. To achieve that position, it has constantly scoured the globe for products that offer exceptional performance.



The First Choice Group 
Sponsoring the Chocolates & Place Mats

The First Choice Group has been in business for 16 years and now employs over 130 people at their premises in Cannock, Staffordshire. The company specialises in meeting the needs of the commercial catering market and over the years has expanded the core business of commercial catering spare parts supply. Today the company has diversified into the refrigeration, environmental solutions and engineer training sectors, as well as laundry, coffee and bakery spares in order to provide a wider and more comprehensive offering to customers in the foodservice industry.


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Sponsoring Gift on the tables

Fixxy is the leading suppliers to the HVAC sector. The company offers an extensive product range covering Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Refrigeration, Electrical, Plumbing, Site Supply and Tools – everything required by today’s professional installation and service engineers.
Fixxy covers the whole of the UK with its own fleet of vehicles offering a free of charge delivery, and it also has vans operating in London and the South East several times a day.

  • Open 6 days a week
  • Totally free AM next day deliveries on any size order
  • No re handling charges
  • Fixxy takes orders up until 6pm with out of hours ordering available
  • Good delivered on own transport
  • All the top brands available Lawton, Rothenberger, Armacell, Aspen etc.




Sponsoring the Wine

REFCOM was first established in 1994, and proudly operates both REFCOM Elite and the market leading REFCOM F gas company certification scheme. We work closely with Defra, the Environment Agency and industry to make sure our members have access to the latest information, promoting compliance and best practice.



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