Categories & Criteria

Judged Categories

A judging panel of industry experts will review all qualified entrants, with winners being announced at the awards ceremony.

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Air Conditioning Product of the Year

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This award is open to the manufacturer or its representative agent (entering on the manufacturer’s behalf) of any air conditioning product launched onto the UK market after November 1, 2018. It is important to supply as much relevant information as possible. In addition to details of the product, its uses and application, the entry should include the following where relevant:

 

  • The level of research and development devoted to the new product
  • Key technological features
  • Clarify which refrigerant gases are supported and why
  • 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
  • Testimonials
Alan Moor Award

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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.

Environmental Initiative/Project of the Year

This award is open to the manufacturer or its representative agent (entering on the manufacturer’s behalf) for any environmental initiative or project implemented after November 1, 2018. This could be a project, a service, a marketing plan, internal initiative or any scheme or procedure that might be considered to have environmental benefits. It is important to supply as much relevant information as possible. The entry should include the following where relevant:

 

  • The ideas behind the initiative
  • The environmental benefits
  • Detail of any new technology or unique properties/procedures
  • Benefits and potential cost savings
  • Testimonials
Maintenance Product of the Year

This award is open to the manufacturer or its representative agent (entering on the manufacturer’s behalf) of a product which is specifically aimed at servicing and maintaining air conditioning and/or refrigeration systems, and launched onto the UK market after November 1, 2018. It is important to supply as much relevant information as possible. In addition to details of the product, its uses and applications, the entry should include the following where relevant:

  • 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
  • Price-wise, how the product compares with competitive units
  • Any features that simplify servicing and maintenance
  • Testimonials
Project of the Year

This award is open to the manufacturer or its representative agent (entering on the manufacturer’s behalf) for any project implemented after November 1, 2018. The emphasis should be on efficiency and sustainability with particular attention to the refrigerant gas used. It is important to supply as much relevant information as possible. The entry should include the following where relevant:

  • The refrigerant gas used
  • The principles of the project brief
  • The environmental benefits
  • Detail any new technology or unique configurations
  • Benefits and potential cost savings
  • Testimonials
Refrigeration Ancillary of the Year

This award is open to the manufacturer or its representative agent (entering on the manufacturer’s behalf) of any ancillary refrigeration product launched onto the UK market after November 1, 2018. It is important to supply as much relevant information as possible. In addition to details of the product, its uses and application, the entry should include the following where relevant:

 

  • 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
  • Testimonials
Trainee of the Year

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This award is open to any individual in the UK air conditioning and refrigeration sectors who was an apprentice or trainee over the period 01 November, 2018 to 31 August, 2019. To support your entry, it is important to supply as much information as possible. In addition to details of the product, its uses and application, the entry should include the following where relevant:

 

  • Apprentice or trainee background
  • Demonstrating commitment to personal development and progression
  • Showing outstanding contribution to the workplace – in particular, areas or projects where expectations have been exceeded
  • Demonstrating inspirational levels of achievement and attainment
  • Fitting in with the team – people skills and relationship building
  • Testimonials from employer, customers and college tutors
  • Personal statement from the apprentice
Air Conditioning Ancillary Product of the Year

This award is open to the manufacturer or its representative agent (entering on the manufacturer’s behalf) of any ancillary air conditioning product launched onto the UK market after November 1, 2018. It is important to supply as much relevant information as possible. In addition to details of the product, its uses and application, the entry should include the following where relevant:

 

  • 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
  • Testimonials
Chiller Product of the Year

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This award is open to the manufacturer or its representative agent (entering on the manufacturer’s behalf) of any chiller launched onto the UK market after November 1, 2018. It is important to supply as much relevant information as possible. In addition to details of the product, its uses and application, the entry should include the following where relevant:

  • The level of research and development devoted to the new product
  • Key technological features
  • Clarify which refrigerant gases are supported and why
  • 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
  • Testimonials
Heat Pump Product of the Year

This award is open to the manufacturer or its representative agent (entering on the manufacturer’s behalf) of any heat pump whose primary function includes cooling and launched onto the UK market after November 1, 2018. It is important to supply as much relevant information as possible. In addition to details of the product, its uses and application, the entry should include the following where relevant:

  • The level of research and development devoted to the new product
  • Key technological features
  • Clarify which refrigerant gases are supported and why
  • 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
  • Testimonials
Non-Refrigerant Cooling Initiative/Project of the Year

This award is open to the manufacturer or its representative agent (entering on the manufacturer’s behalf) of any cooling product or initiative launched onto the UK market after November 1, 2018 which employs water or methods other than either traditional or ‘natural’ refrigerant gases. It is important to supply as much relevant information as possible. In addition to details of the product, its uses and application, the entry should include the following where relevant:

  • The level of research and development devoted to the new product
  • Key technological features
  • Clarify which cooling methods are supported and why
  • 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
  • Testimonials
Refrigeration Product of the Year

This award is open to the manufacturer or its representative agent (entering on the manufacturer’s behalf) of any refrigeration product launched onto the UK market after November 1, 2018. It is important to supply as much relevant information as possible. In addition to details of the product, its uses and application, the entry should include the following where relevant:

 

  • The level of research and development devoted to the new product
  • Key technological features
  • Clarify which refrigerant gases are supported and why
  • 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
  • Testimonials
Retail Display Product of the Year

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This award is open to the manufacturer or its representative agent (entering on the manufacturer’s behalf) of any retail display product launched onto the UK market after November 1, 2018. It is important to supply as much relevant information as possible. In addition to details of the product, its uses and application, the entry should include the following where relevant:

 

  • The level of research and development devoted to the new product
  • Key technological features
  • Clarify which refrigerant gases are supported and why
  • 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
  • Testimonials

Voted Categories

Entrants will face an industry vote, with the winners being whomever receives the most votes overall.

Service Engineer of the Year

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This category is for current UK air conditioning and/or refrigeration service engineers.

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

 

  • Type of work undertaken
  • Describe the scope of the individual’s service capability
  • Describe an instance in the last 12 months of which the engineer should be proud
  • Showing outstanding contribution to the workplace – in particular, areas or projects where expectations have been exceeded
  • Showing outstanding contribution to customers – in particular, areas or projects where expectations have been exceeded
  • Fitting in with the team – people skills and relationship building
  • Testimonials from employer and customers
  • Finally, describe in no more than 500 words why you should be considered for this Award?
Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year

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 but, specifically what sets you apart from other product distributors. In addition, the entry should include the following where relevant:

  • 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)
  • Testimonials
  • Finally, describe in no more than 500 words why you should be considered for this Award?
Website of the Year

This award is open to any company operating in the UK air conditioning and refrigeration sectors for any website launched, or relaunched after November 1, 2018.  Your entry should include the URL and as much relevant information about the website as possible but, specifically what sets it apart from other competitive websites. In addition, the entry should include the following where relevant:

 

  • The nature and purpose of the website
  • Who it is aimed at and what forms it is accessible in (PC, tablet, smartphone, app etc)
  • The range of products and/or services it promotes
  • Any interactive elements (such as social media, shopping cart/checkout, forums etc.)
  • Describe how effective the website has been so far. Show any quantifiable results.
  • Finally, describe in not more than 500 words why this website should be considered for the Website of the Year Award