Celebrating the best in the  business

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Published: 28 January 2019


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John Austin-Davies and Jacinta Caden with host Kevin Keegan
The outstanding people, projects and products from the last 12 months were recognised at the National ACR & Heat Pump Awards 2019 in Manchester, hosted by football legend Kevin Keegan.

The industry gathered at Manchester’s Midland Hotel to see awards presented to individuals and companies from across the air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump sectors.
Aermec UK triumphed in the ACR Project category, with its data centre rooftop chiller installation for a major financial company, while Star Refrigeration was the Refrigeration Project winner for its work at the Snozone indoor snow centre.

Toshiba’s Super Digital Inverter Smart Cassette was named ACR Product of the Year and the SCM Frigo CUBO2 Smart condensing units carried off the Refrigeration Product of the Year prize.

HRP was named Wholesaler of the Year and there were individual awards for Jacinta Caden, ACR Woman of the Year, and John Austin-Davies, who was named Phil Creaney’s ACR Champion, in memory of the former ACR Journal editor.

In the world of heat pumps, meanwhile, there was a double celebration for Viessmann and Matrix Energy Systems, who won both the Domestic Air Source Heat Pump Project and Domestic Ground Source Heat Pump categories.

ROLL OF HONOUR

ACR WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Jacinta Caden

ACR CONTRACTOR
SURE Solutions

PHIL CREANEY’S ACR CHAMPION
John Austin-Davies

REFRIGERATION PROJECT
Winner: Star Refrigeration, Snozone
Highly Commended: Aldi

REFRIGERATION PRODUCT
Winner: SCM Frigo CUBO2 Smart condensing unit
Highly Commended: Star Refrigeration, Azanechiller 2.0

DOMESTIC ASHP PROJECT
Winner: Viessmann and Matrix Energy Systems, self-build eco home
Highly Commended: Panasonic, Primrose Development

ACR PRODUCT
Winner: Toshiba Super Digital Inverter Smart Cassette
Highly Commended: YORK, Amichi chiller

NON-DOMESTIC GSHP PROJECT
Winner: GS Renewable, Manor Farms R&D
Highly Commended: Calibrate Energy, grain plant room

ACR PROJECT
Winner: Aermec UK, data centre rooftop chiller installation
Highly Commended: Aldi

HEAT PUMP INSTALLER
Winner: R A Brown Heating Services
Highly Commended: Finn Geotherm

ACR TRAINING PROVIDER
Winner: Cool Concerns
Highly Commended: ChillAir Academy

DOMESTIC GSHP PROJECT
Winner: Viessmann and Matrix Energy Systems, Ludford Mill
Highly Commended: Kensa Contracting & Engie, Enfield tower blocks

ACR ANCILLARY PRODUCT
Winner: Althermo DMR-H, Klima-Therm
Highly Commended: Toshiba, online training portal

WHOLESALER/DISTRIBUTOR
Winner: HRP
Highly Commended: Hawco

HEAT PUMP PRODUCT
Winner: Daikin Altherma 3
Highly Commended: Mitsubishi Electric Ultra-Quiet Ecodan

ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE
Winner: JGR Building Services, Lincolnshire Co-op
Highly Commended: Chemours, ASDA & WAVE

  • Full details of all the winners, plus photographs from the event, will be in the February/March issue of the ACR Journal.