The shortlist for the ACR News Awards 2017, which takes place later this month has now been announced.


The finalists for Contractor of the Year are:

  • Kingswood Air Conditioning
  • Stonegrove Refrigeration Services
  • Synecore


The finalists for Customer Service (Individual) of the Year are:

  • Kumar Chand, Smart Equip
  • Liam Davies, Bitzer
  • Celia Dickinson, Toshiba


The finalists for Customer Service (Team) of the Year are:

  • Fujitsu Customer Service Team
  • Refcom Helpdesk


The finalists for the Online Initiative of the Year are:

  • Climalife (IDS Refrigeration)
  • Johnson Controls HVAC Parts
  • Mitsubishi Electric


The finalists for the Service Engineer of the Year are:

  • Christopher Bullock, Danston Technical Services
  • Gary Dowsett, Stonegrove Refrigeration Services
  • Shaun Peskett, Atmosclear Building Services
  • Tony Peskett, Atmosclear Building Services


The finalists for the Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year are:

  • First Choice Group
  • TF Solutions


The finalists for the Air Conditioning Product of the Year are:

  • ClimaCIAT Air Handing Unit range – CIAT Ozonair
  • Daikin VRV i-Series – Daikin
  • Multi V 5 variable refrigerant flow (VRF) climate control solution – LG Electronics
  • Hybrid VRF – Mitsubishi Electric
  • Samsung 360 Cassette – Samsung
  • Breezair SuperStealth Supercool – TBSI 580, Seeley International
  • Toshiba SHRM-e VRF Air Conditioning – Toshiba Air Conditioning
  • Liebert AFC with Screw Compressors – Vertiv


The finalists for the Air Conditioning (Ancillary) Product of the Year are:

  • Micro-v i4 – Aspen Pumps
  • Lock ‘n’ Load – Big Foot Systems
  • Refrigerant Solstice ze (R-1234ze) – Honeywell
  • Teslamiser – Klima-Therm


The finalists for the Apprentice of the Year are:

  • Callum Helsdown – KH Refrigeration
  • Dan Lapworth – Cooltherm
  • Shaun Schmid – David Blakey Services (DBS)


The finalists for Environmental Project of the Year are:

  • Chemours – Waitrose Supermarkets transitions existing R404A systems to Opteon XP40 (R-449A)
  • Honeywell – Solstice zd (R-1233zd) chiller in Eurotunnel
  • Refcom – REFCOM Technical Guidance & F Gas Compliance
  • Vertiv – Liebert PDX with EconoPhase


The finalists for the Refrigeration Product of the Year are:

  • A+ Fridge – Adande
  • Aqua Cooling’s bespoke cooling system
  • Optimiser – Arctic Circle
  • Optyma Plus Inverter – Danfoss
  • Refrigerant Solstice L40X (R-455A) – Honeywell
  • Sanhua Solenoid coil MQ-A11 series – Sanhua International Europe


The categories are an even split between being judged by our panel of experts and, in a first for the acr sector, online voting by the wider industry.

This year, the ACR News  Awards takes place on 23 March at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London and will be hosted by comedian Ed Byrne. To find out more and to book your tickets CLICK HERE