23 June 2023
Lisa-Jayne Cook was awarded the coveted RACHP Woman of the Year award last night at the 12th National Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heat Pump Awards. At the same time, Belfast-based HVAC supplier Exi-tite Group collected two awards for Non-domestic Air Source Project and Wholesaler / Distributor of the Year, and R A Brown Heating Services were awarded Heat Pump Installer of the Year and Domestic Air Source Project of the Year.
In front of a sold-out crowd at the Midland Hotel, Manchester, singer Stephen Tanner and returning comedian Rod Woodward provided entertainment, leading to a fantastic evening for all involved.
With over 100 award entries across the 14 categories, this year's competition was as tight as ever, with returning entrants and many new names participating. The judging panel too involved new faces to give the process a fresh approach.
The results are:
RACHP Woman of the Year:
Winner: Beijer Ref Academy
Highly Commended: Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
Winner: Exi-tite Group
Highly Commended: Cool Designs Ltd
Winner: JD Cooling Systems Ltd
Highly Commended: Personal Refrigeration Ltd with the Greencore FTG - Crosby Lemon Tree Expansion project.
Winner: Altecnic - Caleffi XF
Highly Commended: Panasonic - air-e in-ceiling nanoe X Generator
Ground Source Project
Winner: Calibrate Energy Engineering
Highly Commended: Viessmann, together with Matrix Energy Systems - Willow Garth
Air Conditioning Project
Winner: Panasonic for the Panasonic, Grayer Services and South Lodge Hotel Maintenance
Highly Commended: Samsung Climate Solutions for the Flexible Business Interiors & AXD Environmental LTD - Element, Warrington project
Domestic Air Source Project
Winner: R A Brown Heating Services - 200-year-old rural home installation
Highly Commended: Viessmann, together with Options Energy Solutions Ltd - Pulborough project
Non-Domestic Air Source Project
Winner: Exi-tite Ltd for the Garratt Mills – High-Temperature Hot Water from Renewable Energy
Highly Commended: Finn Geotherm UK Ltd and Panasonic Heating & Cooling Solutions Europe for the Paragon House - University of West London project
Winner: Adande Refrigeration Ltd for the Bora integral, open front, refrigerated, multi-deck, display cabinet
Highly Commended: Beijer Ref UK & Ireland - SEC Controller
Heat Pump Product
Winner: Mitsubishi Electric - Ecodan CAHV-R450YA-HPB Commercial Air Source Heat Pump
Highly Commended: NIBE Energy Systems for the NIBE S2125 Air Source Heat Pump
Air Conditioning Product
Winner: Toshiba Air Conditioning for Toshiba's SHRM Advance VRF
Highly Commended: CIAT for their CIAT VectiosTM R-454B range
Heat Pump Installer
Winner: R A Brown Heating Services
Highly Commended: Finn Geotherm UK Ltd
Winner: SURE Solutions
Highly Commended: JD Cooling
Thank you to all our sponsors, judges and everyone who has participated in this year's event.