Judges announced the eagerly-awaited results of the Heating Installer Awards 2019 in Coventry in May. The decision followed after hundreds of entries, a judging day where a panel of industry experts whittled down the entries, a peer-reviewed technical challenge and a huge public vote.
Heating Installer Awards – what are they?
The scheme celebrates the achievements and raises the credibility of plumbers and heating installers, who deliver top quality work and excellent customer service on a daily basis. Furthermore, the awards serve to showcase the superstars of the industry who often go unnoticed.
Danfoss, Geberit, Glow-worm, Polypipe and Stelrad sponsor the annual awards scheme and are supported by media partner, Installer Magazine. Big Wipes are extremely proud to also play a part in supporting this very important award.
The Winners of the Heating Installer Awards 2019
The judges finally announced Tony Dumble of Unequaled Heating as the national winner. Tony received his accolade during a presentation at the industry trade show, Installer 2019, held in Coventry in May. Representing the South East, Tony impressed the judges and the public with flawless craftsmanship, smart problem-solving and high attention to detail. Tony was closely followed by the national runner up, Grant Gundelfinger of Mayfly Group Ltd from Yorkshire.
In addition to industry-wide recognition, Tony scooped amazing prizes at both the national and regional stages of the competition. Tony received an Apple watch, a Dash Cam and a money-can’t-buy trip to the Danfoss HQ in Denmark. Previous winners have also noted a significant increase in business after their award win. Consequently, Tony can be looking forward to a busy few months.
Speaking of his accomplishment, Tony said: “It has been a tough competition this year and I’m absolutely over the moon to have won. There is so much out there now, so much good quality work, so to be recognised for mine is fantastic. I’ve been chatting to some of my colleagues about the Danfoss trip and that’s a prize I’m definitely looking forward to!”
Runner up, Grant Gundlefinger said: “I am chuffed to have won for Yorkshire. I’m still blown away by that, so now being runner up in the UK is brilliant. It’s hard to express what it means, especially when you are up against such professionals. It is a real honour to get this recognition. I feel that being the runner up really gives me the confidence to say: yes, I belong.”
Heating Installer Awards 2020
The Heating Installer Awards 2020 will open for entries later this year. Further, the event organisers will be announcing some exciting developments soon. Big Wipes are already looking forward to the news and we hope to be a part of next year’s event.