Categories & Criteria

Please click the relevant category below for full criteria.

Judged categories

  • For the leading manufacturer (or agent) devoted to creating products for optimum living conditions and indoor air quality. Open to all companies that have launched relevant products in the UK between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2018.

  • For the fresh, innovative and contemporary new technologies developed to provide space and water heating in commercial and industrial properties. Open to companies that have launched relevant products in the UK between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2018.

  • This award is only for the coolest new air conditioning product or the development of existing technology in the market. Nominations are welcome from any manufacturer (or their agents) from air conditioning or relatable product/component launched in the UK between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2018.

  • With the environment a hot topic on the mouths of consumers, this award focuses on the outstanding ecologically-friendly effort made by the company.  From products or services, these efforts are successfully introduced or adapted to an existing product for a new market between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2018.

  • This category is open to any HVAC business that has delivered an outstanding and innovative project, development or service that is not eligible for any other category. This award is devoted to the most pioneering ideas, designed for the sole benefit of the customer, launched between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2018.

    To support your entry it may be helpful to supply as much relevant information as possible. Use the following as a guide to the type of detail you can provide:

    • The research behind the project/service
    • How the project/service demonstrates innovation
    • Details of any new technology, ideas or properties at the heart of the project/service
    • How the project/service will benefit HVAC customers (with substantial evidence to support this i.e. statistics and customer testimonials)
    • Health and safety aspects affecting the project/service (if any)
    • Environmental or sustainable benefits

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  • This award is open to the manufacturer or its representative agent, of any ancillary HVAC product launched onto the UK market between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2018. It is important to supply as much relevant information as possible. In addition to details of the product, its uses and application, it might also help to cover the following topics (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
  • For the elite and exclusive contractors, this award is the mark of achievement to stand above the rest. The prestigious award will generate positive publicity for only the best commercial/ industrial HVAC installation company.

    To support your entry it is important to supply as much relevant information as possible. Use the following as a guide to the type of detail you can provide

    • Describe the company and the work it undertakes
    • Describe how the company has grown/succeeded/ or expanded in the past year. Consider training (all levels); staffing; new business; expansion into new markets; new technologies/services/capabilities
    • Describe your directly-employed workforce, and how (if at all) it has expanded in the past year. Consider design; installation and service engineers; apprentices and trainees; supervisory
    • Contract and service control: What methods are employed in the contract cost control; construction site operatives control; contract programme (or progress) control method; service operatives control; site health and safety measures
    • Give some detail about one or more key contracts the company has undertaken in the past year. Consider type and value of contract; particular difficulties or issues overcome; use of renewable/ environmental technologies; energy efficiency measures implemented
    • Additional information: How do you carry out internal quality audits; inspection and testing; health & safety procedures

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  • This award will recognise one special individual who has shown an outstanding commitment and passion for the industry over the course of their career. The winner of this award will have dedicated many hours in the best interest of their company and the industry as a whole.

     

Voted categories

  • This award is open to any HVAC company for the design and implementation of any initiative that displays a commitment to training between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2018.

    As part of your 1,000 word submission you may want to consider the following points:

    • The research behind the initiative and the methods of implementation
    • Who it is aimed at and who will it benefit
    • The effectiveness of the initiative
    • Any statistical evidence that supports the success of the initiative

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  • This award will be bestowed upon the one who outshines everyone with their customer service.  Anyone based at  the frontline field of heating and ventilation can take part, whether they are the accounts clerk, receptionist, apprentice, engineer or company owner.

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  • A company’s identity is not only about the products and services, but also about community responsibility. The HVAC companies that go the extra mile for their communities or good causes have the most loyal team members and the most stellar reputations.

    This award is open to all companies in the HVAC field who are involved in a charity initiative or a community responsibility project launched between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2018. The charity/project supported by the winner of this award will also be the beneficiary of the charity collection carried out at the awards ceremony.

    As part of your 1,000 word submission you may want to consider the following points:

    • Details of the project/initiative
    • The aim of the project/initiative (eg to raise funds/create awareness/assist an individual or community)
    • The end result
    • Community/individual testimonial
  • This award is open to all heating and ventilating 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 heating and ventilating engineer. A distributor will be an independent company looking after the sales and distribution of one or more companies or products.

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