Event Sponsors

Category Sponsors


“BITZER UK is once again pleased to support the ACR News Awards, which has become established as one of the highlights of the industry’s calendar.

It puts a much-needed focus on excellence, in terms of both technology and customer service, values that reflect our own priorities as a company.

One of the great things about the awards is that it brings together all sides of the industry, manufacturers, distributors, contractors and end users, to applaud and celebrate the industry’s achievements.

We are particularly proud that the event honours Alan Moor through the award established in his name. For those who never knew him, Alan was a former BITZER UK managing director who contributed much to the industry through his work and personal example, and is fondly remembered by his colleagues and many friends.

In providing a national stage to showcase the best the industry has to offer, the event highlights examples of good practice that will hopefully inspire others – and in particular the next generation of engineers and designers on whom the future of the industry depends.

The event is not only a focus for outstanding work, it offers a great opportunity to get together informally with colleagues and customers for what is always a relaxing and entertaining evening, professionally organised by the dedicated ACR News team.

I wish all those entering every success, and look forward to another enjoyable and stimulating evening in London on 22 January 2020.”

Kevin Glass, managing director of BITZER UK, and IOR President


At Blended, we have been supplying specialist chemicals and gases to both industrial and retail sectors for over 16 years. The company prides itself on having the right ‘blend’ of expertise, service and positive attitude that customers can rely on.

Our core products in the refrigeration industry include natural refrigerants, Ammonia and CO2. Through recent investments and acquisitions, Blended are also able to offer a full spectrum ammonia service, tailoring for all ammonia recovery requirements. This includes any size package, from cylinders to bulk tankers, providing transfer equipment to support your needs. Our highly experienced transfer specialists can assist and advise on all project sizes.

Carrier, CIAT & 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 consists of three leading brands, each with their own distinct and complementary offerings:

  • Carrier is primarily known for its leadership and expertise in chillers & heat pumps. Its award-winning technology is trusted the world over for its outstanding performance, reliability and efficiency.
  • Toshiba is known as the expert in DX systems, with unmatched energy efficiency & technical features across its range of market-leading & award winning VRF, split and multi-split systems.
  • CIAT UK completes the line-up with its comprehensive and innovative range of AHU, Fan Coils and air movement products.

Leading the way in offering a complete range of HVAC products, all backed by outstanding technical support and underpinned by our core values: customer service, quality and environmental awareness.


Climalife UK (IDS Refrigeration Ltd) is one of the UK’s leading distributors of refrigerants, heat transfer fluids (glycols), compressor oils and cleaning products to the refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and renewable energy sectors. It also offers a professional waste management service for the recovery, reclamation and destruction of refrigerants. A wholly owned subsidiary of the Dehon Group, Climalife UK is part of a family run business with over 140 years’ experience in refrigerants.

Climalife UK is acknowledged and well respected within the industry for its technical expertise and product support services.

Climalife UK is a Brand Partner for Skillfridge, proudly supporting the cooling professionals of the future.


Our customers trust us for our technical expertise. It’s at the heart of all we do. Every day, we solve big and small problems. Whether it’s the design of new energy-efficient refrigeration equipment or the delivery of essential service parts, it’s our in-depth product knowledge that makes all the difference.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries



PACAIR has a proven record in providing multi-disciplinary Air Conditioning solutions attained through years of excellence in the design, application and supply of Air Conditioning systems. As an Air Conditioning Supplier, PACAIR has successfully evolved its range of expertise. Through continual development and improvement we keep ourselves at the forefront of the industry, always striving to maintain our knowledge of current regulations, new procurement routes and innovative products.

Our reputation has been built on close customer liaison and a strong eye for detail. We recognise the importance of communication throughout a project’s development – from the early stages of conception right through to final completion – and beyond. We never regard our projects as ‘just another job’, if you’re not happy, we’re not happy.

We are pleased to be an approved ‘Value Added Reseller’ for the Mitsubishi Electric product brand, as a market leading product with the very best in energy efficient controlled systems our partnership offers a winning combination for today and the future. We supply Toshiba’s and LG’s Air Conditioning as a reseller, we have access to the full range of quality products and services.

We work closely with our clients so we understand your needs, design a bespoke solution and provide the advice and technical support that provides the customer with a complete solution “Cradle to Grave”. In addition to providing a high quality service to our customers, we pride ourselves on building strong, long term relationships with our customers and supply chain. In doing so, we not only reduce the risks, but also provide our clients with the peace of mind that they value so much.

Smith Brothers Stores

Smith Brothers is one of the largest and oldest independent merchants operating from the UK directly focusing on supplying to the commercial and industrial mechanical services sector. Operating from England and Wales, SBS has a 15 depot network which includes head office in Blaby and tube distribution centre in Smethwick. With a history dating back to 1897, the company is soon to enter its 123rd year, which still remains family-owned with the 5th generation present within the 350+ strong workforce.

The core business specialises in the distribution of pipework, valves, air conditioning along with all associated fittings and ancillaries. The company continues to increase both the product portfolio and geographical coverage while still remaining loyal to its core values of; stock, service, staff. We have ex-Daikin staff members along with unrivalled stock levels of the product so lead times are a thing of the past with SBS.

On the Night Sponsors


Gel-clear Ltd was the Cooling Business of the year finalist in 2018, winner of the the 2017 HIVE Innovation Award and also winner of the RAC Refrigeration Product of the Year 2016 for the Gel-clear condensate drain tablet.
The tablets were co-developed by Gel-clear’s owner, Paurick Gaughan, and manufacturing partner, Unit Chemical Corporation of Henderson Nevada, USA.
With 30 years experience in food retail drainage, the company focus is specifically on HVACR drainage and condensate removal.

Gel-clear’s MD, Paurick Gaughan, was aware of the need for product development in this niche, high cost impact area in HVACR drainage,
and has gone on to develop the bio-beta range of condensate waste water management products.

Conceived and designed by Paurick Gaughan, two new to market products were developed with the University of Central Lancs Innovation Clinic, to deliver a complete condensate waste water management concept that brings integrity and cost saving to HVACR maintenance in food retail. Receiving a Highly Commended award at the 2019 Cooling Industry Awards for Refrigeration Innovation of the Year.

Pump House

Pump House is a leading supplier of ancillary products to all HVAC and refrigeration markets with a range of over 2000 products, which are defined by market sector. Our products are available via most major and independent wholesalers/merchants across the specified market sectors. 

Listening to feedback from our customers and installation engineers has given us the ability to create new products. Developing and sourcing new products quickly has enabled us to see year on year growth and successfully expand the business. Our sales and technical staff are able to offer advice and guidance on product selection, best practice and installation queries to both the distributor network and the installation engineer.

Refrigeration Wholesale

WR Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

WR HVAC-R offer a unique recruitment process designed to save time in the hiring process, save money of the true cost of hiring and improve retention rates of new hires. 

WR HVAC has been recruiting sales and technical staff in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration markets for over a decade. We have 30 years combined HVAC recruitment experience and a wide network of contacts and candidates throughout the industry.

Our clients are global manufacturers, distributors and specialist HVAC contractors for; air conditioning, boilers, heat pumps, ventilation, refrigeration, underfloor heating, plumbing and heating supplies and tools. 

Our Mission

To supply the talent you need to grow your business and improve your hiring process enabling you to make more informed decisions, save you time and hassle and money. 

Our Vision

Recruitment partner of choice to world-class manufacturers, distributors and contractors of HVAC products. 

Harp International

Harp International Limited was established in 1991 with the objective of providing a complete refrigerant service to the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.

Since that time, Harp International has become a leader in the supply of high quality refrigerants both in the United Kingdom and to overseas markets. 

The guiding principle in all our operations is an uncompromising attention to detail. 

Harp International is based at Pontypridd in South Wales in a 75,000 sq.ft. plant, incorporating state of the art packaging and reclamation facilities, together with extensive bulk storage, warehousing and distribution capabilities.

The company also has a packaging facility in the UAE, Harp Middle East LLC, based in Sharjah and sales and warehousing operations in both Qatar and North America

Our aim is to achieve and maintain the highest Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety standards in line with our ISO accreditations