The HVR Awards has curated a stellar line-up of categories that represent all corners of the vibrant HVAC sector, with accolades specifically designed to recognise products, projects, companies and individual contributions. A number of these categories will be judged, while the remaining categories will be subject to an industry vote.

 

judged categories

Commercial/Industrial Ventilation Product of the Year

For the leading manufacturer (or agent) devoted to creating products for optimum living conditions and indoor air quality. Open to all companies that have launched relevant products in the UK between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2019.

Statements/documents can be provided to support the entry. The following points can can be used as a guide:

  • The uses of the product and its applications
  • Key technological features
  • Energy efficiency advantages
  • How it compares in cost to competitive units as well as the lifetime running costs and payback period
  • If any, what are the environmental issues the product addresses?
  • Features that simplify installation and maintenance
  • Target market and what sets this product apart from its competitors

Commercial/Industrial Air Conditioning Product of the Year

For the manufacturer (or agent) developing the coolest new air conditioning products (or innovating existing technologies). Products/components must have been launched in the UK between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2019.

Statements/documents can be provided to support the entry. The following points can can be used as a guide:

  • The uses of the product and its applications
  • Key technological features
  • Energy efficiency advantages
  • How it compares in cost to competitive units as well as the lifetime running costs and payback period
  • If any, what are the environmental issues the product addresses?
  • Features that simplify installation and maintenance
  • Target market and what sets this product apart from its competitors

Ancillary Product
of the Year

This award is open to manufacturers (or agents) of ancillary HVAC products launched onto the UK market between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2019.

Statements/documents can be provided to support the entry. The following points can can be used as a guide:

  • The level of research and development devoted to the new product
  • Key technological features
  • Target market and how this product differs from its competitors
  • Any environmental issues that the product addresses
  • Energy efficiency advantages
  • Price-wise, how the product compares with competitive units
  • Lifetime running costs, payback period etc
  • Any features that simplify installation and maintenance
  • Testimonials

Commercial/Industrial Heating Product of the Year

Open to fresh, innovative and contemporary new technologies developed to provide space and water heating in commercial and industrial properties, launched in the UK between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2019.

Statements/documents can be provided to support the entry. The following points can can be used as a guide:

  • The uses of the product and its applications
  • Key technological features
  • Energy efficiency advantages
  • How it compares in cost to competitive units as well as the lifetime running costs and payback period
  • If any, what are the environmental issues the product addresses?
  • Features that simplify installation and maintenance
  • Target market and what sets this product apart from its competitors

Contractor of the Year

For the elite and exclusive contractors, this award is a mark of achievement to stand out from the rest. The prestigious accolade will generate positive publicity for only the best commercial/industrial HVAC installation company.

Statements/documents can be provided to support the entry. The following points can can be used as a guide:

  • Describe the company and the work it undertakes
  • Describe how the company has grown/succeeded/expanded in the past year
  • Describe your directly employed workforce
  • Contract and service control: What methods are employed in the contract cost control; construction site operatives control; contract programme (or progress) control method; services operatives control; site health and safety etc
  • Detailed case studies of one or more key contracts undertaken in the past year
  • Addition information e.g. internal quality audits, inspection & testing etc

Sustainable Product of the Year

With the environment high on the consumer agenda, this award focuses on outstanding, ecologically-friendly products. Open to both products and services introduced, or successfully adapted to an existing product, between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2019.

Statements/documents can be provided to support the entry. The following points can can be used as a guide:

  • The uses of the product and its applications
  • Key technological features
  • Energy efficiency advantages
  • How it compares in cost to competitive units as well as the lifetime running costs and payback period
  • If any, what are the environmental issues the product addresses?
  • Features that simplify installation and maintenance
  • Target market and what sets this product apart from its competitors

HVAC Initiative
of the Year

This category is open to any HVAC business that has delivered an innovative project, development or service that is not eligible for any other category. This award is devoted to the most pioneering ideas – designed for the sole benefit of the customer – launched between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2019.

Statements/documents can be provided to support the entry. The following points can can be used as a guide:

  • Details of the project
  • How the project demonstrates innovation in the field
  • Details of any new technology or other unique attributes of the project
  • Potential cost savings over conventional technology
  • Health and safety aspects affecting the technology (if any)
  • Environmental or sustainable benefits
  • Customer satisfaction

Lifetime Achievement Award 

This award will recognise one individual that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the HVAC industry over the course of their career.

The winner will clearly exude passion for the sector, dedicating many hours in the best interest of their company and the industry as a whole.

voted categories

Training Initiative of the Year

This award is open to any HVAC company for the design and implementation of any initiative that displays a commitment to training between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2019.

Statements/documents can be provided to support the entry. The following points can can be used as a guide:

  • The research behind the initiative and the methods of implementation
  • Who it is aimed at and who it will benefit
  • The effectiveness of the initiative
  • Any statistical evidence that supports the success of the initiative

Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year

This award is open to all heating and ventilating wholesalers or distributors operating within the UK.

For the purposes of this Award, a wholesaler is defined as a company offering a wide range of products in the form of a ‘one-stop-shop’ for the heating and ventilating engineer.

A distributor will be an independent company looking after the sales and distribution of one or more companies’ products.

    Community Spirit Award

    A company’s identity is not only about the products and services, but also their commitment to greater good. This award will recognise companies that go the extra mile, dedicating time and resources to their community or a special cause.

    Any company in the HVAC field that has been involved in a charity initiative or community responsibility project launched between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2019 can submit an entry.

    As well as picking up this prestigious award, the winner will see their relevant charity/project benefit from the proceeds of the fundraiser at the HVR Awards ceremony. 

    Statements/documents can be provided to support the entry. The following points can can be used as a guide:

    • Details of the project/initiative
    • The aim of the project/initiative (eg to raise funds/create awareness/assist an individual or community)
    • The end result of the project
    • Community/individual testimonials

    Customer Service Person
    of the Year

    This award will be bestowed upon the one individual that stands out from the rest with their customer service. Anyone based on the frontline of the heating and ventilation field can take part, whether they be an accounts clerk, receptionist, engineer or even a company owner.