After receiving a number of incredible entries and nominations, all those who will be in the running to win an accolade at this year’s HVR Awards ceremony can now be revealed. We can also announce who is on this year's judging panel.
Ancillary Product of the Year:
Airflow - HYGiEiA - Ion Generator
Airflow - MultiPlexBox
Fulton - SCOPE
Hevasure - Aquila-s - water condition monitoring for secure sites
Mitsubishi - Plasma Quad Connect air purifier
Plumbingenuity - Clipacore
Toshiba - Triple Rotary Compressor
Commercial/Industrial Air Conditioning Product of the Year:
Aermec - 3WP Hydronic System
Klima Therm - Engie Refrigeration Quantum Water water-cooled chiller.
LG Electronics - Dual vane cassette
Mitsubishi - Plasma Quad Connect bolt-on air purifier
Toshiba - SMMS-U VRF System
Commercial/Industrial Heating Product of the Year:
ADEY Commercial Ltd - MagnaClean CMX®
Adveco - PPR-E32 / Packaged E32-Hot Water System
Hoval - UltraGas 2
Remeha/Baxi - Gas 320/620 Ace
Stelrad - Heavy Duty DECO radiator
Commercial/Industrial Ventilation Product of the Year:
Airflow - Duplexvent Flexi DV650
Airflow - Duplexvent Flexi V range
BAPI - BA/CQX60 Particulate Matter Sensor PM1.0, PM2.5 and PM10.0
CIAT UK - CIAT PDX Skid-mounted solution
Klima Therm - Rhoss UTNR-HP Platinum MVHR
Monodraught - HVR Zero
Domestic Product of the Year:
ADEY Innovation - ADEY ProCheck
Airflow - Unohab - Single Room Heat Recovery System
Airflow - Adroit MVHR Premium Range (with integral CO2 sensor)
Airflow - Adroit Cooker Hood Ventilation Unit -DV51CH
Domus Ventilation - HRXE-HERA® and HRXE-AURA® MVHR units
EnviroVent - MEV FAST TRACK RANGE – MEV 160 & 300
ESi Controls - 6 Series Room thermostats
Fernox - Power Cleaner F8
Reflex Winkelmann Gmbh - Reflex Servitec Mini
Stelrad - The Boutique Series of Bathroom and Kitchen radiators
Titon - Titon Ultimate® dMEV
Heat Pump Product of the Year:
Adveco - FPi32
Carrier - Heat Pumps on R-515B
Cool Energy Holding - CE-iV18
Klima Therm - 3DxHP air handling unit
LG - Therma V range of air to water heat pumps
Swegon - BlueBox Titan Sky HP
Collaboration of the Year:
Baxi with Peabody Group
Mitsubishi with BESA
HVAC Initiative of the Year
Finn Geotherm (Flagship Housing)
Finn Geotherm (West Stow Anglo Saxon)
COVID-19 Innovation Award:
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Ernie McDonald - Fernox
Neil Davis - 3D Facilities Support
Paul Squire - Givehand Limited
The following awards are voted for by the industry.
VOTING WILL BEGIN SHORTLY...
Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year:
EOGB Energy Products
Training Initiative of the Year:
Mitsubishi Electric - Online training for HVAC engineers
Overclean - Ventilation Hygiene Cleaning Training to NOS Standards
GTEC - Renewable Heat Installer Training & Support Scheme (RHITTS)
Compliance Air & Water - Fire and Smoke Damper Testing and Maintenance Course
Customer Service Award
Airtech (Service & Maintenance) - Paula Musgrave & Airtech Helpdesk
Swiftclean UK Service Delivery Team
Meet the judges
While the finalists are now public, the decisions are not yet set in stone. A panel of judges, who collectively boast an impressive history of expertise and experience in the HVAC sector, will review each entry to determine the rightful winners in each category.
This year’s judging panel is made up of the following industry figures:
• Martyn Cooper, commercial manager, FETA
Martyn joined FETA in May 2015 after a 37-year career in the plastics and chemical industries working in various departments including development, sales and marketing as well as a number of commercial roles. He has experience in the sales and marketing of refrigerants and as part of his current position in FETA he manages the Heat Pump Association, and several groups in the refrigeration, HEVAC and chimney associations across FETA.
• Steve McConnell, director of ICOM
Steve has spent the whole of his working life in the plumbing and heating industry, starting as an apprentice plumber in 1984. He eventually specialised as a service engineer with a major UK commercial boiler manufacturer before focusing on overseeing the product management and technical support function for another leading boiler and water heater manufacturer. In this role Steve served on BSI and ICOM committees. In November 2020 Steve was appointed director of the Industrial & Commercial Heating Equipment Association (ICOM) which is a member organisation working to engage in all aspects of heating related activities.
• Duncan Sibbald, head of certification, BESA
Duncan has decades of experience running ventilation firms and been instrumental in the development of BESA’s Vent Hygiene Elite scheme. The scheme allows businesses to self-certify their specialist hygiene works to the required industry TR19® Specification and all current industry legislation. Duncan also heads up SKILLcard, the industry-recognised card issuing and personnel registration scheme for people working in the mechanical sector of the building engineering services industry throughout the UK. He has a successful record of working closely with facilities and building managers across a wide range of industries, helping them to operate to the highest standards.
• Stewart Clements, director of the HHIC
Stewart has been involved with the heating and plumbing industry for 30 years. As director of the HHIC, he takes responsibility for representing the whole of the domestic heating market in the UK. The HHIC informs members on relevant policy issues and developments and responds to consultations on their behalf.
• TJ Ducan-Moir, management consultant with Business Glu
With 30 years’ experience in HVAC and construction TJ established her business; Business Glu, at the beginning of lockdown and has since been awarded an MBE for her services to Female Entrepreneurship and Business Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. She has focused on helping rebuild companies in the East Midlands which have been in danger of closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Using her many years of experience, TJ identifies difficulties as well as opportunities, and fixes problems within her clients' companies.
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