Awards 2017 Dublin | Plumbing Magazine

2017 awards are a great success!

The inaugural Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards, in association with Calor, proved a major success as over 400 people packed into the Round Room at the Mansion House, Dublin in June to celebrate the very best our industry has to offer.
The leading installers, contractors, merchants, people, projects and products were all recognised at the gala awards night, with guests entertained by host, Risteárd Cooper, the leading Irish actor and comedian.
Jacqui Fairley, Publication Director of Plumbing & Heating Magazine, which organised the awards, said, “We want to thank everyone who entered the awards and congratulate all the finalists and winners. Our independent panel of judges had a difficult task selecting the winners from what was an exceptional number of high-quality entries.
“We also want to recognise the essential support of our sponsors for helping us host such a great night. We’re already looking forward to the next awards in 2019!”
Calor, this year’s headline sponsor, is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, so it was fitting that the company helped recognise the industry’s leading companies.
Brian Derham from Calor said, “Calor take great pride in having an installer team that are at the top of their game. It is for that reason that we ‘invest in the best’. Calor are delighted to sponsor this great event- one that recognises the talent and hard work of those in the industry throughout the country.”

Fantastic Generosity by Guests
Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards 2017 has helped raise over €3,000 for the work of national housing and homeless charity, the Peter McVerry Trust.
Guests at the gala awards night in the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin city centre showed fantastic generosity and the money raised will now boost the charity’s work across Ireland.
Currently leading efforts to respond to the homeless crisis, the Peter McVerry Trusty will work with over 4,500 individuals this year. This support will help the charity ensure individuals experiencing homelessness have safe, quality, long-term accommodation and, ultimately, a key to their own home.

Click here to find out the full list of winners

All the winners from Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards 2017.

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Altecnic)

  • Winner: Darren Dunne, Mercury Engineering
  • Highly Commended: Ciaran Bailey, Heatec Ltd

MANUFACTURER’S REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by OFTEC)

  • Winner: Joe Conroy, Grant Engineering
  • Highly Commended: Brian Hennessy, Stelrad Radiators

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Magazine)

  • Winner: Grant Engineering for ‘Think Boilers. Think Grant’ Campaign
  • Highly Commended: Hub Controls for the HUB Controller

ENERGY EFFICIENT PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by PTS Ireland)

  • Winner: Panasonic for the Aquarea H Generation
  • Highly Commended: Systemlink Technologies for AquaEko

INNOVATIVE HEATING PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Electric Ireland)

  • Winner: Hub Controls for the HUB Controller
  • Highly Commended: Heatrae Sadia for the Horizontal Shower Heat Recovery Unit

INNOVATIVE BATHROOM PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Tubs & Tiles Commercial)

  • Winner: GROHE for Sensia® Arena supplied by Modern Plant
  • Highly Commended: Wirquin Limited for Nano 6.7

RENEWABLE PROJECT OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Worcester)

  • Winner: Sean Horan Ltd for the Irish Wheelchair Association Retrofit Project
  • Highly Commended: Ashgrove Renewables for Giggles Creche, Meath

DOMESTIC PROJECT OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Myson)

  • Winner: O’Kane Plumbing & Electrics for dwelling upgrade under the SEAI Better Energy, Warmer Homes Scheme
  • Highly Commended: Alan Parkinson Plumbing & Heating for dwelling upgrade under the SEAI Better Energy, Warmer Homes Scheme

MECHANICAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Heat Merchants)

  • Winner: Murphy & Kelly Ltd for St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny
  • Highly Commended: Riverside Mechanical Ltd for National Indoor Arena, Dublin
  • Highly Commended: M&P Mechanical Services Ltd for ABP Foods, Nenagh

DISTRICT HEATING PROJECT OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Danfoss)

  • Winner: M&P Mechanical Services for Lighthouse Apartments, Dublin
  • Highly Commended: Riverside Mechanical Ltd for Grange Apartments, Stillorgan

BIM INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by HEVAC)

  • Winner: KD Group for University College Cork
  • Highly Commended: Harley Mechanical Services for student accommodation at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth

DOMESTIC PLUMBING & HEATING CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Vaillant)

  • Winner: Clash Plumbing & Heating
  • Highly Commended: Alan Parkinson Plumbing & Heating

MEDIUM PLUMBING & HEATING CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Baxi Potterton Myson)

  • Winner: Mick O’Shea Heating & Plumbing
  • Highly Commended: Blanchfield Heating

COMMERCIAL CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Reliance Worldwide Corporation (UK) Ltd)

  • Winner – Mercury Engineering
  • Highly Commended – Harley Mechanical Services
  • Highly Commended – KD Group

PLUMBERS’ MERCHANT OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Sanbra Fyffe)

  • Winner (10 or more branches) – Heat Merchants
  • Winner (9 branches or less) – Ecopipe Ireland
  • Highly Commended: Thermoparts Ltd

OVERALL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
(Sponsored by Calor)

  • Stephen Grant – Grant Engineering

The shortlist for the inaugural Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards 2017 has been revealed! We’re now on the countdown to June 9 when the winners will be officially announced at the gala awards night at the Mansion House, Dublin. CLICK HERE to book your table –

ACR Plumbing & Heating Ltd

Alan O’Sullivan, Bathrooms 4U

Alan Parkinson Plumbing & Heating

Ashgrove Renewables

Bathrooms 4U

Blanchfield Heating

Bracken Plumbing & Heating

Brian Hennessy, Stelrad Radiators Limited

Ciaran Bailey, Heatec Ltd

Clash Plumbing & Heating Ltd

Clearpower Ltd      

Darren Dunne, Mercury Engineering

Dominic Dunne, METAC Training

DS Gas & Oil Services

Duravit

EcoLife Ltd

Ecopipe Ireland

EPH Controls Ireland

Euro-Fluid Handling Systems

Fernox

Fint Clooney Plumbing & Heating

Firebird Heating Solutions

Glenergy Limited

Glenn Bailey, Baxi Potterton Myson

GMG Mechanical

Grant Engineering

Harley Mechanical Services

Heat Hero

Heat Merchants

Heatrae Sadia

HUB Controls

Jack McNally, Kerrigan Mechanical

JL Smallmans Ltd

Joe Conroy, Grant Engineering

Joule IE

KD Group

Keane Crocock, Kerrigan Mechanical

Kerrigan Mechanical

M&P Services Mechanical Ltd

McGrattan & Kenny Ltd

Mercury Engineering

METAC – Midland Training & Assessment Centre

Mick O’Shea Heating & Plumbing Ltd

Mike Teahan, Ashgrove Renewables

Modern Plant Ltd

Murphy & Kelly Ltd

O’Kane Plumbing & Electrics Ltd

Origen Energy Ltd

Panasonic

Phoenix Mechanical Ltd

Plumbfix Europe Ltd

Priority Plumbing & Heating 24hour

PTS

Reliance Worldwide Corporation (UK) Ltd

Riverside Mechanical Ltd

Sanirish Limited

Sean Horan Ltd

SKC Providers Ltd

Stelrad Radiators Limited

Stephen Grant – Grant Engineering

Systemlink Technologies

The Gas Man

Thermoparts Ltd

Unipipe Ltd

Vaillant

Versatile Heating Solutions

Vincent Mahoney, Panasonic Heating and Cooling Solutions

Warmflow

Wirquin Limited

The categories for the Plumbing & Heating Awards 2017 are:

• 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 Calor

• Apprentice of the Year
This award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contribution of a leading apprentice.
Sponsored by Altecnic

• Manufacturer’s Representative of the Year
This award will recognise a manufacturer’s 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 and/or product across a number of platforms, including digital media.

• Energy Efficient Product of the Year
Open to manufacturers, this category will look at the energy efficient credentials of a product launched in the last two years, combined with evidence of innovation and visibility in the industry.

• Innovative Heating Product of the Year
Open to manufacturers, this category looks at the development, innovation and performance in the marketplace of a product launched in the last two years.
Sponsored by Electric Ireland (Winner) and PTS Ireland (Highly Commended)

• Innovative 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.

• Renewable Project of the Year
Open to the entire project team or one member, this category will look at how the use of renewable technology has enhanced the energy efficiency and sustainability of a project successfully completed in the last two years.

• Domestic Project of the Year
This category is open to small contractors (with an annual turnover up to €1million) or less employees). 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 Myson

• Mechanical Project of the Year
This category is open to M&E consultants and/or contractors. Entries will be judged on a presentation of how they worked positively throughout a mechanical project successfully completed in the last two years in the commercial, industrial or public sectors to deliver high standards and meet strict deadlines.
Sponsored by Heat Merchants

• District Heating Project of the Year
Open to manufacturers, M&E consultants and/or contractors, this category will acknowledge community and district heating projects successfully completed in the last two years that utilise all aspects to the highest of standards. Particular focus will be given to energy, design, heat interface units, insulated pipework and performance levels.

• BIM Initiative of the Year
With so many firms not just taking up but excelling in BIM utilisation, this new award will recognise Irish BIM innovation. This category is open to manufacturers, mechanical contractors and consultants who have shown initiatives such as training, encouraging industry engagement or implementation of BIM within a project.
Sponsored by HEVAC

• Plumbing & Heating Contractor of the Year (Small)
This category is open to plumbing and heating contractors with an annual turnover up to €1million who are RGII and/or OFTEC registered. It will be judged on a presentation of successful project(s) alongside accompanying customer testimonials.
Sponsored by Vaillant

• Plumbing & Heating Contractor of the Year (Medium)
This category is open to all plumbing and heating contractors with an annual turnover between €1million – €10million who are RGII 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.
Sponsored by Baxi Potterton Myson

• Plumbing & Heating Contractor of the Year (Large)
This category is open to all mechanical contractors with an annual turnover of over €10 million working in the commercial, industrial and/or public sector. Entries will be judged on the presentation of how you have provided a solution to a recent challenging project(s) alongside accompanying customer testimonials.
Sponsored by Reliance Corporation

• Plumbers’ Merchant of the Year
This category will have three awards –
•   (9 or less Branches) Merchant of the Year
•   (10 plus Branches) Merchant of the Year
•    Overall Merchant of the Year.
Customers have the opportunity to nominate their preferred plumbers’ merchant via the online voting form (click here). Merchants are also invited to nominate themselves. The successful nominees will then be judged through a combination of their entry form and the online poll.

For more information and to request an entry form, contact Jacqui Fairley on (RoI) 01 6968319 2990 or (UK) 028 9261 2990 or e-mail jacqui@kmpltd.co.uk

Awards Judges

An independent panel of industry experts has been tasked with judging Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards 2017.

Ciara Ahern
Ciara is the Head of the Disciplines of Energy & Building Systems Engineering & Plumbing and Refrigeration Apprenticeships in the School of Mechanical and Design Engineering at DIT Bolton Street, Dublin. Ciara holds a Master’s Degree in Renewable Energy and Energy Management from Ulster University and a Diploma in Project Management from Trinity. She is published in the area of energy efficiency, while other research interests include simulation in building design, passive building design, small scale renewable and heat pumps.


Michael O’Brien
Michael’s interest in all things plumbing began with his first job in Lowry’s, a general builders’ merchant in Kilkenny. He then joined Chadwicks where he continued to work in the plumbing department in Kilkenny and Mallow. In 1973, Michael was appointed Branch Manager in Athlone and remained there until he left to head up the development of Chadwicks plumbing business from the head office in Walkinstown. In 1995, he was invited to join Heat Merchants Group as Purchasing Director and he continued in that role until his retirement in 2008.
Last year Michael built a new home which he moved in December 2016. He had a very hands-on approach to the project which brought him up-to-date with all aspects of current building standards.


Sean McBride
Sean is the Irish representative with OFTEC, the trade organisation that represents manufacturers, suppliers and training providers. OFTEC also manages a competent person registration scheme for technicians who install, commission and service oil, solid fuel and renewable heating and cooking equipment. Sean started his career in the industry as a plumbing apprentice before working in England for six years. After returning to Ireland he set up his own business and following that, he retrained and began teaching oil installation to technicians. In his role at OFTEC, Sean works with technicians on the ground, drawing on his own years of experience in the trade.


Brian West

Brian West is a Chartered Building Services Engineer with 20 years’ design experience in the Commercial, Healthcare, and Public sectors. He is an Engineering Associate in BDP’s Dublin Studio.
He is a graduate of DIT Bolton Street and has an MSc in Building Services Engineering from Brunel University. Brian is a Chartered Building Services Engineer, a Fellow of Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management, a member of the Society of Light and Lighting, and a Member of Engineers Ireland.
Brian is the current Chairman of the CIBSE Republic of Ireland Region, and through his role on the CIBSE Ireland Committee, has acted as the lead judge for the DIT Bolton Street Level 7 and 8 Student Awards and the DIT Kevin Street Irish Lighter Awards for the last 5 years. He was also a judge in several categories for the Irish Construction Industry Awards in 2016.


Sponsors

A wide range of sponsorship opportunities is available at the Plumbing & Heating Awards 2017. Becoming a sponsor allows your company to unequivocally demonstrate your support for excellence and high standards within the heating and plumbing industry and promote a positive image of your organisation to other industry leaders across the island of Ireland.

As well as sponsoring an individual category or an individual award, additional sponsorship opportunities include the drinks reception, menus, table wine, table cards and table gifts.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?
With only a few categories left, contact Jacqui Fairley on  028 9261 2990 or
email –  jacqui@kmpltd.co.uk

Our sponsors this year are supporting the following categories:

Calor
Main Sponsor and Overall Achievement Award Sponsor


Altecnic
Sponsors of Apprentice of the Year


Myson
Sponsors of Domestic Project of the Year


Vaillant
Sponsors of Domestic Plumbing & Heating Contractor of the Year


Baxi Potterton Myson
Sponsors of Medium Contractor of the Year


Reliance
Sponsors of Large Contractor of the Year


Sanbra Fyffee
Sponsors of Plumbers Merchant of the Year


Electric Ireland
Sponsors of Innovative Heating Product of the Year


PTS Ireland
Sponsors of Energy Efficient Product of the Year


Heat Merchants
Sponsors of Mechanical Project of the Year


HEVAC
Sponsors of BIM Initiative of the Year


Tubs & Tiles Commercial
Innovative Bathroom Product of the Year


Danfoss
District Heating Project of the Year


OFTEC
Manufacturer’s Representative of the Year


Worcester
Renewable Project of the Year


Plumbing & Heating Magazine
Best Marketing Campaign of the Year

 

Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Only a few categories left, contact Jacqui Fairley on 028 9261 2990 or
email –  jacqui@kmpltd.co.uk

Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating
Awards 2017

Ireland’s top plumbing and heating installers, contractors, merchants, people, projects and products from across the country will be recognised and rewarded at the inaugural Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards 2017, in association with Calor Gas, which are set to take place on  June 9 in Dublin.

The Round Room in the Mansion House is the venue for a glittering ceremony that is set to replicate the success of the Northern Ireland version of these awards. Launched in 2012, Northern Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards are regarded as the sector’s most important event, where companies and people can showcase their skills, network and celebrate their success.

The 2017 ceremony is set to be the biggest and best yet and will fittingly be held in the beautiful and historic setting of the Mansion House. Dublin’s most prestigious events venue was built in 1821 to receive King George IV and was also the location in 1919 for Ireland’s first Dail Eireann.

To reflect the diverse nature of the industry, the inaugural Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards includes a wide range of categories designed to reflect the diverse nature of the industry. The deadline to submit all entries for the awards is 11th April 2017 so get your entries in while you still can!

Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards are judged by an independent panel of industry experts who, through their dedication, unparalleled sector knowledge and professional approach, will make this Ireland’s premier event, honouring the best of the best in in the industry.

The deadline to submit your entries for the awards is Friday 7th April 2017 at 12pm, so get your entries in while you still can!

For more information and to request an entry form, contact Jacqui Fairley on (RoI) 01 6968319 2990 or (UK) 028 9261 2990 or e-mail jacqui@kmpltd.co.uk

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED

Submit Your Entry – To request an entry form, contact Karen Jess on (RoI) 01 6968319  or (UK) 028 9261 2990 or email karenj@kmpltd.co.uk

Sponsor An Award – Contact Jacqui Fairley on (RoI) 01 6968319 or (UK) 028 9261 2990 or e-mail jacqui@kmpltd.co.uk

Watch this space!

2019 AWARDS: Dates TBC
GALA EVENT: TBC
VENUE & LOCATION: TBC

Awards Sponsors

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

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