UK: Air-conditioning distributor Logicool was the big winner at the ACR News Awards 2020 – the Derbyshire-based company receiving two awards as well as a personal accolade for MD Karl Richardson.
The awards, announced online this year due to the coronavirus, saw Karl Richardson receiving the Alan Moor Award as the industry’s “unsung hero”. Richardson formed Logicool in 2008 and has most recently been involved in efforts to fight illegal traders while raising the profile of the industry. In 2019, he was behind an initiative which led to the creation of Refcom Elite, a voluntary scheme to promote best practice in refrigerant management.
The Refcom Elite scheme brought further recognition for Logicool, sharing the Industry Initiative of the Year Award with Refcom. To complete the hat-trick, Logicool was voted the winner of the prestigious Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year Award.
This year’s complete list of winners:
Maintenance Product of the Year
Bio-beta Pipe Chair
Air Conditioning Ancillary Product of the Year
Mini TouchScreen Wall Controller
Environmental Initiative of the Year
Partner with Confidence initiative to increase the use of reclaimed refrigerant, while improving the security of refrigerant supply for our customers.
Refrigeration Product of the Year
Retro Refrigeration back bar
Website of the Year
The RACA Group
Air Conditioning Product of the Year
City Multi R32 VRF
Heat Pump Product of the Year
Rhoss EXP/HT hybrid 4-pipe
Refrigeration Ancillary Product of the Year
Beijer Ref UK & Ireland
FGAS Manager refrigerant management system
Trainee of the Year
J & E Hall International
Chiller Product of the Year
AquaEdge 19DV water-cooled centrifugal chiller
Industry Initiative of the Year
Refcom Elite Supplier
Project of the Year
Telstra Data Centre Cooling
Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year