The ACR New Awards 2016, sponsored by Advanced Engineering, Bitzer, CDL, First Choice, Hawco, Samsung, Smith Brothers Stores and Toshiba, will take place on Wednesday 17 February at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. This prestigious new venue is situated at the heart of the UK’s transport network and is on the doorstep of the NEC, making it very convenient for visitors to The ACR Show.

All experts in their field, the judges deliberated over the entries in December. The task was chaired by Lynn Sencicle editor of ACR News and included Barry Lyons of ACRIB (Air Conditioning Refrigeration Industry Board); Martyn Cooper of of FETA (Federation of Environmental Trade Associations); Dr Ed Hammond of ECH Engineering; Graeme Fox of AREA (Air Conditioning & Refrigeration European contractors Association); and Roger Borer of the IoR (Institute of Refrigeration).

Lynn Sencicle, ACR News editor said:”Judging the awards is always incredibly difficult as there are so many great entries across all the categories. It was especially exciting to see the environmental categories so well represented when the green agenda has such a high profile at the moment.”

Find out who made the grade HERE.

Vote for your Customer Service person of the year!

Voting for the Customer Service Award remains open. This award is aimed specifically at ‘frontline’ ACR staff – those people on the ground that deal with customers on site or on the telephone. Anyone working within the field of air conditioning and refrigeration can take part, whether they are the accounts clerk, receptionist, apprentice, engineer or company owner.

Read all about the nominees HERE before casting your vote online at ACR News.

Booking Tickets

Tickets for the event are selling fast. For more information contact Tom Chambers on +44(0)1622 699113 or email