The Heating Installer Awards is now in its third year and over the years the awards has changed significantly.
The most noticeable change at the moment is with the sponsors. Whilst we were over the moon to welcome long term sponsors Sentinel, Vaillant, Danfoss and Installer Magazine back, you will have noticed a few newcomers.
Polypipe, experts in plastic plumber and underfloor heating has come on board to sponsor the awards, something we are very excited about.
We are also welcoming Wolseley to the awards, which has been invaluable in providing great prizes and is also giving us to opportunity to get on the ground and chat with installers as they visit branch.
Avanti Gas, which provides LPG solutions for homes and commercial projects, is also sponsoring the awards and we’re very lucky to have their support.
Last, but by no means least, is Installers First. Installers First firmly believes in all the same values we do and we couldn’t imagine a better match.
On top of all this, we have listened to your advice and made some changes to the awards and how they’re ran so that they truly reflect what the installer community wants and needs.
- Anonymised Judging
We want to make the judging process as fair as possible and to do this we are making all entries anonymous ahead of judging day. When our panel of expert judges sits down to select each regional winner in March, they will have the full entry in front of them with everything except the name and company of the installer. This means that each application is judged purely on merit, and not popularity.
This year, each regional winner will receive a support pack. This will include marketing advice, social media support, an artworked poster and flyer, details of your nearest printing service and much more. This means every regional winner will have everything they need to promote themselves, generate votes and be in with a fair chance of winning the coveted prize.
As well as our official sponsors, this year we have also had the support of other companies that want to provide prizes for the competition. Big Wipes will be giving each regional winner an additional prize and PLS has kindly provided THIRTY pairs of workwear boots for us to giveaway. We have a competition giving away ten pairs right now! Head to our Twitter page to find out more.
- Winners prizes
It’s safe to say that year on year our regional and overall winner’s prizes get better and better. This year, we’re even giving away a minibreak, which is an added incentive to get those entries in!
But while change is always a good thing, some parts of the competition are staying the same.
- Dedicated hotline
Not everyone is a wordsmith; we understand that. To help with this, just like every year we have a dedicated hotline you can call where we will take your entry over the phone, and we promise to capture the passion you have for your projects and the industry within your entry. You can DM us on Twitter to arrange a time for a call, or just give HIA HQ a call on 0161 871 1188.
- Free of Charge
The Heating Installer Awards is, and always will be, free of charge to enter. Our sole aim is to spread the positive news about the industry so we’ll never ask you for your bank details or payment. If someone calls, saying they’re from the Heating Installer Awards and asks for this information, send us a DM on Twitter or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether it’s having a laugh on Twitter, jumping in our ball pool at the Installer exhibition or bumping into us at our sponsors’ offices, the Heating Installer Awards is all about having fun and celebrating the industry and this, we promise, will never change!