Sunday, December 5, 2021

About The Awards

Northern Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards 2021, sponsored by Flogas, will recognise the achievements of the top plumbing & heating contractors, consultants, suppliers, people, products and projects in Northern Ireland.

Organised by Plumbing & Heating Magazine, the awards are judged by an independent panel of respected industry experts who have unrivalled experience and industry knowledge. They will have a difficult task of selecting winners from the various categories, but at a time when the industry is crying out for positivity, they are delighted to deliver presentations and celebrate virtually with all those who have made such a positive impact over the past two years.

Due to coronavirus there will be no physical awards event this year.
However, we are delighted to announce that we will be delivering a Virtual Awards Ceremony in Spring 2021.

The awards will be broadcast across Plumbing & Heating Magazine’s YouTube and social media channels and hosted by Northern Ireland’s best loved presenter, Adrian Logan.

Some of the 2018 Award Winners

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Awards Categories

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED

The awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for the plumbing and heating industry in Northern Ireland and reward organisations that have achieved the highest possible standards. Entry is free.

The awards will be split into the following categories:

Product Awards

Open to manufacturers, these categories recognise the innovation, background and performance of a product that is available in Northern Ireland in the last two years. The judges will be looking for signs of genuine innovation or a novel approach to improving existing technology.

• Plumbing Product of the Year
• Heating Product of the Year
• Commercial Product of the Year

Contractor Awards

• Northern Ireland’s Plumber of the Year
This category is open to a small contractor who work alone or with less than five employees working in the domestic sector. Entries are judged on a detailed presentation and how they have provided solutions to recent challenging domestic project(s) completed in Northern Ireland in the last two years.

• Contractor of the Year Awards – Small / Medium / Large
Open to all plumbing and heating as well as M&E contracting companies with 5 or more employees. These awards are judged on a detailed presentation and how the entrant provided solutions to recent challenging project(s) completed in Northern Ireland in the last two years.

Project Awards

• Green Technology Project of the Year
This category looks at how the use of green technology has enhanced the energy efficiency and sustainability of a project successfully completed in Northern Ireland in the last two years. Entries are welcomed from contractors and consultants. Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors are welcome to enter, but this should be in association with the contractor.

• Domestic Projects of the Year – Small / Medium / Large
Open to contractors working in the domestic sector, these awards are judged on a presentation of how they worked positively on a new build or upgrade domestic plumbing and heating project to deliver high standards and meet strict deadlines. The project must have been successfully completed in Northern Ireland in the last two years.

• Commercial Projects of the Year – Small / Medium / Large
This category is open contractors and/or consultants working in the commercial sector. Entries are judged on a presentation of how they worked positively throughout a commercial plumbing and heating or m&e project that has been completed in Northern Ireland in the last two years and that was delivered to a high standard within deadline.

People Awards

• Apprentice of the Year
This award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate an apprentice’s outstanding contribution to their workplace.

• Sales Representative of the Year
This award recognises a sales representative based in Northern Ireland who provides outstanding customer service, superior product knowledge and support to meet customers’ needs.

• Special Recognition Award
Nominations are invited for this award which recognises an individual for outstanding performance and dedication to the plumbing and heating industry.

• Unsung Hero Award
This category recognises an individual within the plumbing and heating industry who makes a substantive contribution to their company, local community or charity.

• Catherine Patterson Award
Launched in memory of much-loved industry personality, Catherine Patterson, this award is based on nominations and will be presented to an up-and-coming Gas Installer who has just started out their career and shows great promise in character and exemplary workmanship. If you know someone who fits the criteria and deserves recognition, then please get in touch with us on the contact details below.

• Overall Achievement
Nominations are invited for this category recognising an individual or a company that has enhanced the plumbing and heating sector in Northern Ireland through their dedication and tireless hard work within the industry.

Supplier Awards

• Merchant of the Year Award
This category recognises areas such as customer service, training, product knowledge and sales performance offered by plumbing and heating merchants.

• Reader’s Preferred Merchant of the Year Award
Merchant customers are asked to decide via a social media campaign to find the industry’s plumbing and heating merchant of the year. A great category to attract customer participation. VOTING NOW CLOSED

• Manufacturer of the Year Award
This category is open to Manufacturers with operations in Northern Ireland and will be awarded to the manufacturer that has demonstrated the most impressive level of commercial success over the last two years.

• Distributor/Supplier of the Year Award
This category is open to companies that derive the majority of their revenues from distributing leading plumbing & heating brands in Northern Ireland, and which have achieved clear business milestones within the last two years.

Awards Sponsors

We are proud to present the award sponsors for 2021.

HEADLINE SPONSOR

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Overall Achievement Award Category

CATEGORY SPONSORS

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Innovative Product of the Year category

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Contractor of the Year category

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Domestic Project of the Year small, medium, large categories

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Commercial Projects of the Year small, medium, large categories

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Apprentice of the Year category

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Gas Installer of the Year – Catherine Patterson Award

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Unsung Hero Award category

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Special Recognition category

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Plumber of the Year category

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Green Technology Project of the Year category

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Merchant of the Year category

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Manufacturer AND Supplier of the Year categories

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Sales Representative of the Year category

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Bathroom Product of the Year category

Sponsorship Opportunites

Being a sponsor of Northern Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards provides an unrivalled opportunity to demonstrate your support for the industry.

Since established, these Awards have attracted support from companies keen to be associated with excellence. Sponsorship is not solely linked with the awards as promotion of your brand takes place before and after the event through a dedicated marketing campaign across all of our online and social media platforms.

We would like to once again thank our sponsors for their support of the 2021 Virtual Awards and for their investment and dedication to the sector. In addition, we are delighted to confirm that there are a few sponsorship opportunities still available for those wishing to be a part of this year’s very special awards show.

How To Enter

Easy entry form to complete, select your category/ categories and return

Step 1 Request entries via the online form above or Tel 028 9261 2990, alternatively you can e-mail directly to Karen J stating the relevant category/categories.
Step 2 Complete the entry form providing as much information as possible. Give the judges detailed information, including testimonials, images and facts and figures.
Step 3 Return your entry forms before Thursday 18 February 2021 to Northern Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards, The Forge, 13b Lisburn Road, Moira, Co Armagh BT67 0JR
Step 4 The independent panel of judges will meet to go through all the entries and, using a scoring matrix, will select the finalists and winners.
Step 5 The shortlist will be announced on social media and we will contact you directly if you’ve been successful.
Step 6 Watch the Virtual Awards Ceremony in Spring 2021 to find out if you’ve won.