Horsham man wins prestigious industry award

Horsham based Ian Dickson, of Dickson Heating Engineers has been announced as the South-East's top Heating Installer of the Year 2016.

Ian Dickson, of Dickson Heating Engineers
Ian Dickson, of Dickson Heating Engineers

A panel of industry experts met earlier this month to judge all the entries submitted to the awards scheme, which recognises the outstanding and essential work completed by experts across the UK. Facing stiff competition from an array of other heating installers based in the region,

Dickson’s Heating Engineers was selected as the regional winner after wowing judges with examples of exceptional professionalism, happy customers and instances of going above and beyond the call of duty.

Speaking of the company’s win, Ian, director of Dickson’s Heating Engineers, said: “It’s a real honour to be named South-East Heating Installer of the year. It’s a rewarding job as it is, but to be recognised for doing it makes me appreciate it that little bit more.

“I am honoured to be recognised for my efforts so far and will continue to strive to be better. Do I deserve to be heating installer of the year? That’s up to the public to decide.” To help Ian win the overall title of UK Heating Installer of the Year, visit www.hi-awards-2016.org.uk to vote.

Judge Chris Ingram from Continental Underfloor, the company which established the awards, said: “The calibre of entries in the first year of the awards scheme has been exceptional. We already know that the industry is filled with tradesmen and women who work relentlessly to deliver the best quality jobs combined with excellent customer service – but seeing these entries proves what a special industry it really is.

“Ian’s entry simply wowed us and showed an edge compared others entries from the region. I wish Dickson’s Heating Engineers every success for the future, and thank them for setting such a high standard in the industry. I hope to see even more entries from great heating installers in the South-East when we launch the 2017 awards later this year.”

The judging panel consisted of Chris Ingram, managing director of headline sponsor Continental Underfloor; Mark McGettigan, editor of Installer Magazine; Haimish Mead, marketing and communications director of Adey; Nancy Jonsson, commercial director of domestic heating & renewables of Daikin; Ian Kenny, marketing director of Graham Plumbers’ Merchant and Steve Keeton, technologies director of Vaillant Group UK.

The awards set out to discover the industry’s champions across 11 regions of the UK, by asking tradesmen and women to submit exemplary examples of work undertaken over the last 12 months. All regional winners will now be put forward to compete for the title of UK Heating Installer of the Year, which will be announced at Installer Live in May following an online public vote.

Those wishing to vote in the national heat should visit www.hi-awards-2016.org.uk. The deadline for votes is 5pm on 30th April. Full terms and conditions can be found on the website.

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