TF Solutions took home a highly coveted ACR News Award at this year’s ceremony, securing the top spot in the Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year category.

Wednesday 24 January saw the very best of the air conditioning and refrigeration industry gather at 155 Bishopsgate in London to celebrate hard work and success across the sector.

Organised by Datateam Business Media, the ACR News Awards is designed to recognise innovation in the industry and reward the companies and individuals that demonstrate excellence in the way they operate or in what they produce.

Upon arrival, guests were greeted with an exclusive drinks reception, sponsored by Samsung, before proceeding into the main hall for the SkillFRIDGE presentations. Neil Hitching of Toshiba Air Conditioning presented the SkillFRIDGE trophy to the winning 2017 apprentice, Jack Culhane. The SkillFRIDGE shield was awarded Eastleigh College. The Shield recognises the exceptional work and support the college offers their apprentice.

After dinner, guests were greeted by the evening’s compere, critically-acclaimed radio, TV and cinema actor and comedian Miles Jupp.

Once all of the accolades were presented, all in attendance came together to partake in the evening’s charity fundraiser, raising a generous amount of £1370 for Rainbow Trust, chosen for its support for families who have had a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

Lynn Sencicle, editor of ACR News Magazine, said: “This year’s ceremony was an amazing evening with a packed room full of energy. The winners all deserve huge congratulations, and the guests all had such a great time they didn't want to leave!”

Journal manager Steve Bennion added: “The ACR News Awards 2018 was a great night. It was brilliant to see so many companies represented at our sold-out event. Overall, it was an evening of fellowship and fun for all of our guests.”

For the full list of this year’s winners, and for more information, visit