The ACR News Awards returns for 2020 to reward the innovation and excellence of the air conditioning and refrigeration sector.

The event – organised by ACR News magazine publisher, Datateam Business Media – has been recognising the hard work of industry professionals for over 20 years and will head back to London on Wednesday 22 January 2020.

The latest brands to announce that they will be supporting the event are industry heavyweights, Carrier, CIAT and Toshiba: TCUK Ltd is one of the leading suppliers of HVAC equipment, systems and support services in the UK. Originally, a joint venture between Toshiba and Carrier, and more recently accompanied by CIAT UK, it brings three leading brands together. Carrier is known for its leadership and expertise in chillers and heat pumps, Toshiba are the experts in DX systems, while CIAT UK completes the line-up with its comprehensive and innovative range of AHU, fan coils and air movement products.

Speaking on behalf of the group, Toshiba UK’s managing director; David Dunn explains the brands’ relationship with the event: “With their focus on technical excellence and outstanding customer service, the ACR News Awards reflects our own values as a company. It is a great way of recognising the industry’s achievements, and gives companies and people who have done exceptional things the opportunity to showcase their contributions to the sector”.

He continues: “The ACR News Awards supports our industry and provides a meeting point for all sides of the trade to come together and celebrate the best our sector has to offer”.

The categories on offer at the ACR News Awards have been specifically designed to reflect the vibrant and ever-changing nature of the air conditioning and refrigeration sector. Explaining the decision to sponsor the ‘Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year’ category, David highlights: “Effective and committed distributors and wholesalers make a huge contribution to our industry. This route to market is important to Toshiba, and we are keen to ensure the best of the best receive the recognition they deserve.”

With entries open, now is the time to get involved with the event. Entering into the running for any of the categories at the ACR News Awards is a breeze. Simply submit an entry or nomination via the ACR News Awards website using the easy-to-use online form, providing supporting material where necessary.

Entries and nominations are free of charge and can be submitted up until 27 September 2019.

The ACR News Awards has also received the backing of Bitzer, Hawco, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Refrigeration Wholesale and Toshiba for this year’s event. To join the likes of Carrier, CIAT and Toshiba, and to find out how aligning your brand with the event can benefit you, contact Steve Bennion on 01622 699102 or at for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

To find out more information about the ACR News Awards, and how you can enter, please visit: