Fujitsu and Star Refrigeration each clocked up a hat-trick of wins as close to 400 guests gathered to celebrate the National ACR & Heat Pump Awards at Manchester’s Midland Hotel, hosted by Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling.

Sheffield-based renewables specialist Matrix Energy Systems picked up two trophies, while World Refrigeration Day founder Stephen Gill was chosen as Phil Creaney’s ACR Champion for his contribution to the industry over four decades, and Judith Evans, of RD&T and London South Bank University, was named ACR Woman of the Year.

Fujitsu’s success began with a win in the ACR Ancillary Product category for its updated Engineer Integration Tool, and that was followed by its Airstage JIII-L VRF system being revealed as ACR Product of the Year. To crown a special night for the company, its work on London’s Hoover Building was recognised as ACR Project of the Year.

Star Refrigeration and Lineage Logistics celebrated victory in the Refrigeration Project category for a new cold store facility and Star also had the top Refrigeration Product with its Azanefreezer 2.0 and Chiller Product with the Azanechiller 2.0.

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Matrix Energy Systems, meanwhile, triumphed in the Air Source Project and Domestic Ground Source Project categories.

Elsewhere, SURE Solutions returned to repeat its ACR Contractor of the Year success in 2019 and Dean & Wood was named Wholesaler of the Year.

For more details of all the winners, and why they were selected, click here.

To see all the photpgraphs from a fabulous evening, click here.