The paparazzi were out in force on the red carpet Wednesday night snapping the great and the good from the acr industry who gathered for the 2009 ACR News Awards.
More than 500 members of the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry wined, dined and laughed their way through the night on February 25 with tv comic Hugh Dennis.
And finally the event, held at Birmingham's Motorcycle Museum, all led up to a series of envelope ripping... and announcements that the proud winners are.....
Air Conditioning Product of the Year
Mitsubishi Electric for its PWFY commercial water heater
Refrigeration Product of the Year
ClimaCheck Sweden AB for its performance analyser
Consultant of the Year
Contractor of the Year (Over £10m turnover)
Contractor of the Year (Under £10m turnover)
Cold Control Services
Domestic AC Contractor of the Year
Environmental Cooling (UK)
Distributor of the Year
Environmental Initiative of the Year
Mitsubishi Electric for its Green Gateway Initiative
Marketing Initiative of the Year
BOC for its R22 replacement campaign 'Don't Lose Your Cool'
Training Initiative of the Year
Arctic Circle for its staff development programme
The Alan Moor Award for services to the industry
All in all the winners received their awards without breaking down like Kate Winslet.
ACR News editor Neil Everitt said: 'It was a great evening and I'd personally like to congratulate the winning companies on their success. Now we must start preparing for the next event in 2011'.
To see the digital edition of the awards or check out the video clip of the event click here