ACR News Awards returns to the capital, hosted by Jimmy Carr

Companies are being advised to book now for next month’s ACR News Awards, which are to be hosted by top TV comedian Jimmy Carr (pictured). Jimmy Carr PR

The ACR News Awards take place on February 26th at The Brewery, London – a stunning venue which is conveniently located in the City, near Old Street and the creative hub of Shoreditch.
The leading event for the air conditioning and refrigeration industry, the ACR News Awards celebrates excellence. It is also known for its ‘fun factor’, with top comedians presenting the awards year after year.
The judges – all experts in their field – met on December 3rd to choose the shortlist. The session was chaired by Lynn Sencicle, Editor of ACR News and included Ewen Rose of McGowen Rose Associates; Barry Lyons of ACRIB (Air Conditioning Refrigeration Industry Board); Terry Seward of FETA (Federation of Environmental Trade Associations); Dr Ed Hammond of ECH Engineering; Graeme Fox of AREA (Air Conditioning & Refrigeration European contractors Association); and Roger Borer of the IoR (Institute of Refrigeration)
Lynn Sencicle commented on the exceptionally high standard of entries. “Companies and individuals have pulled out all the stops to win; the judges had a difficult job on their hands!” she said.

The shortlist is:

Air Conditioning Product of the Year

– Advanced Engineering – The Imperial Manifold
– Airedale International Air Conditioning – TurboChill & TurboChill FreeCool Chiller with low GWP refrigerant R1234ze (200-1360kW)
– Mitsubishi Electric – City Multi YLM Range
– Panasonic Heating and Cooling – Pump Down System
– Samsung – Q9000

Consultant of the Year
– Business Edge
– Stephen Gill Associates

Contractor Under £10m of the Year

– Borahurst
– ColdControl Services
– Polar Cooling Services

Environmental Initiative of the Year
– A-Gas (UK) Ltd – eco2
– Airedale International Air Conditioning – TurboChill & TurboChill FreeCool Chiller with low GWP refrigerant R1234ze (200-1360kW)
– Sainsburys – Sainsbury Triple Zero Stores
– Toshiba – Total Refrigerant Management and Containment System

Marketing Initiative of the Year

– Ingenious Air Company
– Samsung
– Stephen Gill Associates
– TF Solutions
– Toshiba

Refrigeration Product of the Year

– Bitzer – CSVH (Semi-Hermetic Compact Screw Compressors
– Bitzer – LHE Air Cooled Condensing Units
– Frigesco – Frigesco low-energy flash defrost system
– Guardian Control International Ltd – Fan Speed Optimiser
– Viessmann – Iconic

Training Initiative of the Year

– Business Edge
– DCI Refrigeration and Electrical
– Samsung
– Toshiba

Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year
– Climate Center
– Cool Designs Ltd
– Hawco
– Logicool
– TF Solutions

Voting for the Customer Service Award closes on Sunday 31st January and the winner will be revealed on the night. ACR News editor Lynn Sencicle adds: “The Customer Service Award is very different from any other award in the ACR industry, in that it celebrates ordinary people. Not up and coming trainees or lifetime achievers – both very important and already well recognised – but people of all levels within the industry.
“People who perhaps give that little bit extra, or help to promote a company’s good reputation by their attitude and general service, no matter who their customers are. These are people who may otherwise be unrecognised except by the customers who deal with them every day.”
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Tickets for the awards night

Many companies will use the event as the perfect excuse to reward their teams for their hard work, entertain their key clients and network with industry colleagues, why not take the opportunity to do the same?
Tickets include:
* A Champagne reception.
* A sumptuous three-course meal with fine wine
* After dinner ‘laughs’ with your host for the evening, Jimmy Carr
* Award presentations for outstanding performance
* Networking with industry leaders, press, colleagues and friends
To book, please contact Ryan Graves on 01622 699122 or email
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