With the 2019 ACR News Awards opening for entries last month, those that want to be in with an opportunity to win are encouraged to put forward their award-worthy cases. Entries are to be submitted by completing the online entry form before Friday 19 October 2018.

This year, the awards scheme has evolved. As the air conditioning and refrigeration sectors respond to the shift towards increased energy-efficiency and reduced environmental impact, new products, technologies and platforms have emerged – and the accolades have followed suit, championing the people and businesses that are transitioning alongside the industry and inspiring change through innovation.

New additions to the category line-up include ‘Chiller of the Year’, ‘Heat Pump of the Year’, ‘Retail Product of the Year’, ‘Retail Project of the Year’ and ‘Building Energy Management Project of the Year’, which are set to be judged by an independent panel of industry experts alongside the returning; ‘Refrigeration Product of the Year’, ‘Refrigeration Ancillary Product of the Year’, ‘Trainee of the Year’ (sponsored by Hawco) and the ‘Alan Moor Award’ (sponsored by Bitzer).

Also among the returning categories for the 2019 edition are ‘Air Conditioning Product of the Year’ (sponsored by PACAIR) and ‘Air Conditioning Ancillary Product of the Year’, which has received the continued backing of sponsor, Hitachi Air Conditioning.

Gboyega Obafemi, managing director at Hitachi Air Conditioning, said: “We are delighted to once again be involved in the ACR News Awards, and are proud to sponsor the ‘Air Conditioning Ancillary Product of the Year’ category for 2019.

“We urge fellow manufacturers, contractors, engineers, consultants, wholesalers and distributors to enter these awards to raise our industry’s profile and demonstrate that through continued investment in R&D, our industry is taking steps to protect our environment and build a better future.”

Two new ‘voted for’ categories, ‘Website of the Year’ and ‘App of the Year’, will be decided by an industry vote alongside the established ‘Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year’ and ‘Service Engineer of the Year’ awards.

To view the full list of categories and criteria, submit an entry or book a table at the awards ceremony, visit www.acrnewsawards.com.

Be part of raising the bar

PACAIR is the latest company to pledge its support to the longest running and most prestigious awards event on the ACR calendar, joining the line-up of industry heavyweights which includes Bitzer, Hawco, Hitachi Air Conditioning, Advanced Engineering, Fixxy, Pure Air, Pump House and Toshiba.

Nigel Palmer, managing director at PACAIR, said: “This event showcases the best in the industry at any given moment and it’s always good to be associated with success.”

To find out how your company can benefit from a targeted marketing campaign across multiple platforms (digital and print), enjoying maximum visibility at the Awards ceremony and projecting your brand to a dedicated audience, contact Steve Bennion on 01622 699102 or at sbennion@datateam.co.uk.