Voting is now open for the 2017 HVR Awards. The industry is invited to vote in three categories; Trainee, Customer Service Person and Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year. 

Trainee of the Year, sponsored by Brymec, has two outstanding individuals in the running; Autumn Moir of A1 Expo Ltd and Lewis Buchanan of Hargreaves Ductwork Ltd.

Sponsored by Conex Bänninger, the Customer Service Person of the Year award will go to one of four finalists; Paul Wightman of Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, Rob Nell of Baxi Heating, Sharon Louth of GroundTherm Ltd or Xohan Duran of Squires and Duran Plumbing and Heating Ltd.

Brand new category Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year, sponsored by Altecnic, will see six companies battle it out to be the first ever winner of this Award. In the running are Brymec, EOGB Energy Products, F & P Wholesale, Smith Brothers Stores and Ventexpress Limited.

Those who wish to have their say are invited to submit their choices via our online voting form, which can be found at

Whilst the three ‘voted for’ categories will be decided in due course, this year’s highly-esteemed panel of judges has already reviewed  the entries in the further six categories, the winners of which will be announced on the night.

This year’s judging panel was comprised of six prestigious industry figures; Martyn Cooper, FETA commercial manager, Ross Anderson, director of ICOM Energy Association, Wayne Terry, membership director at BESA, Tom Garrigan, BSRIA test house manager and Stephen Gill, HVACR consultant & chairman of the CIBSE-ASHRAE Group.

The 2017 finalists can be found online here.

Join industry colleagues for the big reveal

This year’s winners will be revealed during a hotly anticipated awards ceremony, set to take place at London’s Chelsea Harbour Hotel on Thursday 26 October.

The Awards gala is a key event on the heating and ventilating industry calendar, providing members of the industry a prime opportunity to celebrate the successes of the past twelve months whilst networking with friends, colleagues, peers, press and potential clients.

Ticket prices also include an exclusive riverside drinks reception, a sumptuous three-course meal with wine, evening entertainment and high profile awards presentations.

With a limited number of tickets remaining, those who wish to attend are encouraged to secure their seat at the event by booking online here.

Put your company centre stage

The 2017 HVR Awards has received the backing of industry giants who were keen to put their weight behind an event that recognises and celebrates the highest standards of excellence within the industry. This year’s sponsor line-up includes lead sponsor BESA, Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, Altecnic, Brymec, Conex Bänninger, The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018, Toshiba, ICOM, Fujitsu, Marflow Hydronics, Smith Brothers Stores and Wilo.

With less than two months until the Awards ceremony and with limited sponsorship packages still available, now is the time to ensure that your brand is projected to a highly focused and engaged audience during a memorable evening of celebration. To find out more about sponsoring the HVR Awards, contact Sharon Holloway on 01622 699166 or at