Heating Installer Awards - Regional winners & category shortlists announced!

Heating Installer Awards

In Awards, Heating Engineers, Plumbers

The 2022 regional winners, as well as the finalists for the Rising Star and Most Sustainable Installer categories of the Heating Installer Awards have been announced! A number of CIPHE members have made the cut including Craig Gilhome and Paul Clark as Regional winners, and Alan Marcon as most sustainable installer finalist.

The shortlists has been decided by a panel of experts including representatives from the awards partners Armacell, CIPHE, Danfoss, LG, Stelrad, Polypipe Building Products and Installer. All the entries were scored on problem solving, product knowledge and stand-out work. The panel was also joined by the 2021 Heating Installer Awards winner, Grant Gundelfinger, from Mayfly Group.

Now in its seventh year, the Heating Installer Awards recognise the achievements and raises the credibility of plumbers and heating installers across the country who deliver excellent work on a daily basis.

Targeting every region across the UK, the awards encourage plumbers and installers to nominate a project they’re particularly proud of, which demonstrates high technicality, outstanding professionalism, and exceptional service – all resulting in a happy customer.

The judges said that this year the entries received were of a higher standard than ever before, with an increasingly outstanding quality of projects submitted, so selecting the best was no easy feat.

The regional winners are:

  • East Midlands: Glen Wakeling
  • East Midlands Highly Commended: Chris Surridge
  • East of England: Michael Abbott
  • North East: Craig Gilhome
  • North East Highly Commended: Robert Westall
  • North West: Paul Clark 
  • North West Highly Commended: Liam Brady
  • Scotland: Ian Williamson
  • South East: John Cruickshank
  • South East Highly Commended: Josh Tappin
  • South West: Craig Brookes
  • Wales & NI: Huw Jenkins
  • West Midlands: James Bowen
  • Yorkshire & the Humber: Damon Blakemore

Rising Star shortlist:

  1. Craig Forrest
  2. Nathan Ayre
  3. Soph Maguire
  4. James Bolton
  5. Josh Bentley

Most Sustainable Installer shortlist:

  1. Lee Guest
  2. Gregg Cameron
  3. Liam Barry
  4. Alan Dean Marcon

The regional winners and category finalists will now go through to the next stage of the awards which involves a technical challenge and a public vote, with some money-can’t-buy prizes up for grabs for the winners.

To get behind an installer and vote for them to be crowned the national winner, the Rising Star or the Most Sustainable Installer, you can place your vote here.

The public vote will make up a third of the overall scores, alongside the judges’ scores and the scores from a technical challenge.

The worthy winners will be revealed at Installer Show on 22nd June – see you there!