The winners of the Heating Installer Awards 2022 were announced at the Installer Show in June. The annual awards showcase the superstars of the industry who have gone unnoticed, until today. Big Wipes is proud to be one of the sponsors who aim to raise the credibility of UK plumbers and heating installers. The sponsors collectively aim to support tradespeople with the highest quality tools, products, services and facilities required to meet customer demand and deliver an exceptional level of service.
What are the Heating Installer Awards?
Now in its seventh year, the Heating Installer Awards celebrates the achievements and the credibility of plumbers and heating installers. These are the people who deliver an excellent quality of work and customer service on a daily basis.
Targeting nine regions across the UK, the Heating Installer Awards encourages plumbers and installers to nominate a project they’re particularly proud. This should demonstrate their problem solving skills, clever and knowledgeable product selection, and exceptional results.
How it works
Entries submitted are carefully reviewed and scored by a judging panel made up of technical and product experts. After this tough process, one winner per region is put forward to the next stage as a finalist. Furthermore, a shortlist for each of the two specialist categories (The Rising Star and The Most Sustainable Installer) is decided. This was followed by a peer-reviewed technical challenge and a record number of public votes. We quite liked the winner from the North West, Paul Clark. 🙂
The 2022 Heating Installer of the year – John Cruickshank
The winner was finally revealed in front of a cheering crowd at the Installer Show at the NEC in Birmingham. John Cruickshank, of Cruickshank Plumbing and Heating, fought off strong competition to be crowned as the national Heating Installer 2022. John impressed the judges and the public with his high level of technicality, outstanding professionalism and commitment to the industry and his customers.
The proud winner said: “I am delighted to have been recognised as the best Heating Installer 2022. It is such an honour, especially as it is the first time I have entered the competition! I have seen many incredible winners come before me and it is a privilege to now be standing among them. It has been an incredibly enjoyable and rewarding experience, not to mention the benefits it has had for my business.”
Who were the other brilliant winners?
Damon Blakemore of Blakemore Plumbing Heating Renewables in Sheffield saw off stiff competition from installers across the UK. He claimed the coveted Heating and Installer Awards 2022 runner-up spot in the prestigious awards scheme.
Josh Bentley from Bradford scooped the Rising Star award, which recognises the industry’s budding apprentices. Josh impressed the judges with his level of commitment and desire to achieve high standards.
Last but by no means least, the Most Sustainable Installer Award went to Alan Macron from Green and Reliable Heating in Harrogate. This award recognises those who are doing everything they can to minimise the impact of their work on the environment. Above all, Alan impressed the judges with his commitment to providing sustainable products, processes and solutions to his customers.
Now that John has won the title, he can enjoy industry-wide recognition and prizes provided by awards partners. These include a trip to Denmark to Danfoss’ headquarters, as well as a variety of other prizes from sponsor’s Armacell, Big Wipes, CIPHE, LG, Polypipe and Stelrad.
The judges commented that the quality of this year’s entries from across the UK was exceptional and included an increasingly outstanding quality of projects.