The Northern Ireland Plumbing & Heating Awards are the most prestigious biennial awards night in the industry calendar!
By becoming a sponsor of an award category or through other branding opportunities you have the chance to display your branding in front of key-decision makers, industry front-runners and the elite of the Plumbing and Heating industry in Northern Ireland.
As an award sponsor, you can unequivocally demonstrate your support for excellence and high standards within the plumbing and heating industry and take the opportunity to network with respected industry experts, leaders and other key figures at the Gala Awards’ Evening at Titanic Belfast on April 13, 2018.
A range of sponsorship opportunities are available. To be part of these prestigious awards please contact Jacqui Fairley on (NI) 028 9261 2990 or (RoI) 01 696 8319 or e-mail [email protected]
Plumber of the Year
Warmflow Contractor of the Year (Medium Category)
Apprentice of the Year
Grant Engineering Plumbers’ Merchant of the Year Category
The categories for the Plumbing & Heating Awards 2018 are:
APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
This award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contribution of a leading apprentice to their workplace. Sponsored by Altecnic
SALES REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR
This award will recognise a sales representative who provides outstanding customer service, superior product knowledge and support to meet customers’ needs. Nominations are welcomed for this category.
BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN
This category will look at how well a company has marketed a new service, product or itself across a number of platforms, including digital media in order to drive engagement meeting set objectives to deliver measurable results.
INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Open to manufacturers, this category looks at the development, innovation, performance and energy efficiency of a product launched in the last two years, showing a genuine or novel approach of either new or existing technology to new markets. Two awards are available in this category;
BATHROOM PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
This category for manufacturers looks at the development, innovation and visibility in the marketplace of a bathroom product launched in the last two years. Nominations from distributors and merchants are also welcomed for this category.
GREEN TECHNOLOGY PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Open to the entire project team or one member, this category will look at how the use of green technology has enhanced the energy efficiency and sustainability of a project successfully completed in the last two years. Entries are welcomed from manufacturers, merchants and distributors but should be in association with the contractor.
DOMESTIC PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Open to contractors, entries will be judged on a presentation of how they worked positively on a new build or retrofit domestic plumbing and heating project to deliver high standards and meet strict deadlines. The project must have been successfully completed in the last two years. Sponsored by Vaillant
COMMERCIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR – Small and Large Categories
This category is open to M&E consultants and/or contractors and will include awards for small and large projects. Entries will be judged on a presentation of how they worked positively throughout a mechanical project that has been successfully completed in the last two years in the commercial, industrial or public sectors to deliver high standards and meet strict deadlines. Commercial Project (Small) sponsored by Worcester
2018 PLUMBER OF THE YEAR
This category is open to plumbers in Northern Ireland who are Gas Safe registered and/or preferably OFTEC registered. It will be judged on a presentation of successful domestic projects alongside accompanying customer testimonials. People can also nominate their preferred plumber for consideration. Sponsored by Calor Gas
PLUMBING & HEATING CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR – Medium and Large Categories
Including both a medium and large category, this section is open to all plumbing and heating contractors who are Gas Safe and/or OFTEC registered. Entries will be judged on the presentation of how you have provided a solution to a recent challenging project(s) within the domestic and/or commercial sector alongside accompanying customer testimonials. Medium Contractor Sponsored by Warmflow
2018 MERCHANT AWARDS
This category is open to plumbers’ merchants of all sizes. Customers will have the opportunity to nominate their preferred plumbers’ merchant at the Plumbing & Heating Magazine website, www.plumbingmag.com.
Merchants are also invited to nominate themselves.
New for 2018, the Plumbers’ Merchant of the Year category will now include a judging visit by an independent industry expert with extensive experience of the merchant sector.
Each merchant who enters or is nominated for the awards will be invited to nominate a specific branch to put forward for the visit and will be notified a week in advance of the judge’s arrival.
With a focus on market performance, staff development, management, customer service and premises, the judge will tour the branch and meet the key personnel you put forward, giving you the perfect opportunity to showcase why you should be a winner.
There are five awards up for grabs within the merchant category:
This category is aimed at recognising an individual within the plumbing and heating industry who makes a substantive contribution to their company, local community or charity.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
This category is aimed to recognise anyone who has given exceptional services to the plumbing and heating industry in Northern Ireland. Sponsored by PTS
OVERALL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This category will recognise an individual or a company that has enhanced the plumbing and heating industry through their dedication and tireless hard work. Sponsored by Flogas
For more information on how to enter, contact Jacqui Fairley on (UK) 028 9261 2990 or (RoI) 01 696 8319 2990 or e-mail [email protected]
Northern Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards are judged by an independent panel of judges from within the industry.
Regional Manager, Oftec Ireland
As Manager for OFTEC Ireland and also representing the NI Oil Federation and Irish Petrol Retailers Association, David is a prominent industry advocate and spokesperson for these leading oil trade associations.
In his broad role, David collectively represents the key sectors that comprise the oil industry in Ireland, ranging from home heating oil distributors and manufacturers of oil boilers, tanks, ancillary fittings to the installer sector and fuel retailers.
A Chartered Surveyor by trade, David has worked in the energy sector for more than 20 years
Former Area Operations Manager, Gas Safe Register
With over 40 years in the gas industry, including all aspects of the industry, both domestic and commercial/industrial, James has extensive experience.
He began his career with CORGI and later became the Senior Inspector, then Area Operations Manager, of the Gas Registration Scheme in Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands as well as liaison work with Bord Gáis Éireann. During his career he gained experience in inspecting gas operatives and businesses, business management systems and health and safety requirements.
Chairman, CIBSE NI
An experienced Chartered Building Services Engineer with over 20 year’s invaluable experience of building services industry, Jonathan is currently the Regional Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers in Northern
Ireland and a past Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers. He is employed as the Regional Sales Manager for Duct Products Ltd, part of the international Elta Group of companies, and he specialises in ventilation sales including life safety ventilation, looking at innovative, premium quality, indoor climate management solutions.
Peter has over 50 years’ experience in the industry, including many years with a major plumbing and heating merchant. He worked his way up in the industry so is able to provide a unique perspective across various aspects of this sector.
Peter is a member of the Domestic Heating Engineers and he currently serves as a consultant to a diverse range of manufacturing businesses. Peter is heavily involved in charity work and has been, for many years, including St Vincent de Paul and Action on Mental Health. His five grandchildren also keep him very busy. Peter has been involved in the Awards since inauguration in 2012.
To receive your entry forms or for more information on the awards or categories, please contact Jacqui Fairley on (UK) 028 9261 2990 or (RoI) 01 696 8319 2990 or e-mail [email protected]
See your company name in lights!
The Northern Ireland Plumbing & Heating Awards are the most prestigious biennial awards night in the industry calendar! By becoming a sponsor of a category or through other branding opportunities you have the chance to display your branding in front of the elite of the Plumbing and Heating industry in Northern Ireland. If you are interested to learn how you can promote your branding to this diverse industry at the awards please contact Jacqui.