NI Plumbing & Heating Awards 2018 | Plumbing Magazine

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
GALA EVENT: Friday 13 April – 7pm-Late
LOCATION: Titanic Belfast

To book your place at the gala awards evening contact: [email protected]

Winners

Overall Achievement Awards
Winner: Derek Poole, CHC Group Ltd

Merchant of the Year
Winner: Bassetts

Merchant of the Year category – Readers’ Poll Winner for Preferred Northern Ireland Merchant
Winner: PTS

Merchant of the Year Category – Best Customer Service
Winner: MacBlair Plumbing

Merchant of the Year category – Best Single Store/Owner-Managed Merchant
Winner: KE Plumbing Supplies

Large Plumbing & Heating Contractor
of the Year
Winner: Stothers Building Engineering Services
Highly Commended: CHC Group Ltd

Medium Plumbing & Heating Contractor
of the Year
Winner: CTS Projects
Highly Commended: Pat McCorley Mechanical Services Ltd

Plumber of the Year
Winner: T.McCleave
Highly Commended: Hynes Plumbing & Heating

Sales Representative of the Year
Winner: Chris Reilly, Altecnic
Highly Commended: Jefrrey Moorehead, Beggs & Partners

Apprentice of the Year
Winner: Paul Corey, H&A Mechanical Services
Highly Commended: Jordan Johnston, Safe Gas NI

Large Commercial Project of the Year
Winner: Stothers Building Engineering Services for Piece Hall and Library, Halifax
Highly Commended: Michael Nugent Ltd for Foyle College, Ebrington Primary and Nursery School

Small Commercial Project of the Year
Winner: Pat McCorley Mechanical Services for the Victoria College School Enhancement project
Highly Commended: CHC Group Ltd for Cadogan Place Apartments, London

Domestic Project of the Year
Winner: Moffitt & Robinson and Stephen Keyes Plumbing Contractor for a retirement bungalow
Highly Commended: CTS Projects for heating installations at Clifton Park, Coleraine
Highly Commended: Daly Renewable Energy Systems for Richardson House, Renewable Energy for Modern Living

Green Technology Project of the Year
Winner: Moffitt & Robinson and L.A. Plumbing for new build chalet bungalows, Camphill
Highly Commended: Alternative Heat for the new Lochhead Biomass facility
Highly Commended: Daly Renewable Energy Systems for Richardson House, Renewable Energy for Modern Living

Innovative Product of the Year – Controls, Components & Accessories
Winner: Flamco Ltd for T-plus
Highly Commended: Classic Marble Showers for Senstec Anti-Slip Shower Tray
Highly Commended: Salamander Pumps for RP 50TU shower pump

Innovative Product of the Year – Heating
Winner: Giacomini UK for Spider Panels
Highly Commended: Warmflow for the Warmflow Utility Combination Oil Boiler

Bathroom Product of the Year
Winner: Wirquin for Nano 6.7
Highly Commended: Classic Marble Showers for Senstec Anti-Slip Shower Tray

Best Marketing Campaign
Winner: Baxi for the #Baxi 98 campaign
Highly Commended: Worcester Bosch for the ‘Rely on Worcester’ campaign

Special Recognition Awards
Winner: Grant Engineering
Winner: H&A Mechanical Services Ltd

Unsung Hero Awards
Winner: Thomas McGreevy, CTS Projects
Winner: Cameron McIntyre, McIntyre Plumbing & Heating

Ahead of the Gala Awards Night on April 13, 2018, the shortlist for Northern Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards 2018 has been revealed:

Altecnic Ltd
Alternative Heat Ltd
Aqualisa Products Ltd
Arup
Bassetts
Baxi
Beggs and Partners
BoilerMag
Callum Russell, Belfast Metropolitan College
CHC Group Ltd
Classic Marble (Showers) Ltd
Comfort Heat NI
CTS Projects
Daly Renewable Energy Systems
Daniel Douglas, SERC
Devlin Mechanical limited
Flair Showers
Flamco Ltd
Giacomini UK Ltd
Grant Engineering
GT Gas Works Ltd
H&A Mechanical Services Ltd
Hanna Mechanical Services NI
HTC Mechanical Services Ltd
Hutton (M&E) Services Ltd
Hynes Plumbing & Heating
Ideal Standard (UK) Ltd
Jamie Ward, Belfast Metropolitan College
JBE Mechanical Electrical Ltd
Jordan Johnston, Safe Gas NI
KD Plumbing & Heating
KE Plumbing Supplies
MacBlair
Matthew Sherrin, JBE Mechanical Electrical Ltd
McIntyre Plumbing & Heating
McKernan Plumbing & Heating
McLaughlin & Woods Ltd
Michael Nugent Ltd
Moffitt & Robinson Construction Ltd
O’Kane Plumbing & Electrics Ltd
Pat McCorley Mechanical Services Ltd
Paul Corey, H&A Mechanical Services Ltd
PJ Mullan and Sons Ltd
Potterton
PTS
R&F Mechanical Services Ltd
Safe Gas NI
Salamander Pumps
Saniflo
Scott & Ewing Ltd
Smart Innovation Products Ltd T/A Heat Hero
Stephen Meneely Plumbing & Gas Ltd
Stothers Building Engineering Services
T McCleave
Tri-Heat Ltd
Vaillant
Warmflow Engineering
Wilo UK
Wirquin Ltd
Worcester Bosch

To book your place at the gala awards evening please contact Jacqui Fairley by email on [email protected] or by phone 028 9261 2990 (M. 07568 304 139)


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The search is on for the province’s top plumbing and heating installers, contractors, merchants, people, projects and products with the return of Northern Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards 2018.

The biennial awards night has proved to be an amazing success since it was originally launched in 2012 and this year we are again set to honour the best of the best in our industry.

There are a number of award categories this year to ensure that the full spectrum of the diverse plumbing and heating industry is recognised.

After an official shortlist announcement, all the winners will be unveiled at a black tie Gala Awards night on Friday April 13 at Titanic Belfast.

For information on how to enter Northern Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards, contact Jacqui Fairley on 028 9261 2990 or e-mail [email protected]

Hightlights from our previous awards evening

Sponsors

 

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 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]

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Main Sponsor


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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;

  • Controls, Components & Accessories
  • Heating Products

Sponsored by WorkPal

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
Large Contractor sponsored by Pegler Yorkshire

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:

  • Plumbing & Heating Magazine’s Reader’s Poll Winner *
  • Best Owner Managed / Single Store
  • Best Customer Service
  • Overall Merchant of the Year

Sponsored by Grant Engineering

UNSUNG HERO
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]

Awards Judges

Northern Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards are judged by an independent panel of judges from within the industry.

David Blevings

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


James Murray

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.


Jonathan Grimshaw

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 Clarke

Consultant

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.


Enter the Awards

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]

Sponsorship

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.

Main Sponsor


Sponsors