About the awards


The Heating Installer Award run annually to create a positive talking point in the industry, working to promote the excellent customer service delivered by heating installers which can often go unrecognised.

Targeting nine regions across the UK – North East, North West, Yorkshire & Humber, Midlands, East of England, South East, South West, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland – the Heating Installer Awards encourages plumbers and installers to nominate a project they’re particularly proud of, which demonstrates problem solving skills, clever and knowledgeable product selection, and exceptional results.


Entries submitted are carefully reviewed and scored by a judging panel made up of technical and product experts from our partners, as well as independent parties, including previous winners of the awards. After this tough process, one winner per region is put forward to the next stage as a finalist and a shortlist for each of the two specialist categories is decided.

From here, finalists work to achieve the highest possible score, which is broken down into three parts:

  • One third of the total mark is carried forward from scores given by the judging panel
  • Another third is decided via a short response-to-scenario test which all of the nine regional finalists will be required to complete
  • The final third is decided by an online vote via this website

The installers who achieve the highest overall scores will then be announced as the winners.


After the success of last year, this year we’re once again awarding nine regional winners in addition to two category winners.

The Heating Installer Awards Rising Star

Created especially for the industry’s budding apprentices, this award recognises those heating installers who are still in training but are already working hard to achieve high standards and demonstrating real commitment to the industry.

All shortlisted apprentices will have to complete a short response-to-scenario test as well as work hard to drum up as many votes from family, friends and colleagues as possible.

The Heating Installer Awards Most Sustainable Installer

Our sustainability award recognises those who are doing everything they can to minimise the impact of their work on the environment. So if you are continuously looking at ways to reduce your carbon footprint and recommending sustainable products, processes and solutions to your customers, this award is for you.

And the great news is, installers can enter this category as well as a regional category, so you could be in with a chance of winning two awards!

In line with the other categories, entries into this category will be shortlisted by the judges, following which, each installer will also have a short telephone or face-to-face interview with an independent judge to assess their sustainable practice (rather than a technical challenge).


Entries open: 1st October 2020

Entry deadline: 21st March 2021

Regional winners and category shortlists announced and voting opens: May 2021

Voting closes: Midnight 31st August 2021

Winners announced: September 2021