Over 170 guests from the oil heating industry celebrated the OFTEC Awards for Excellence in Manchester last week.

There were eight categories of awards, ranging from Installer of the Year, to Innovative Product of the Year. Both installers and manufacturers were recognised for their contributions to the industry.

In some categories, OFTEC said it was hard to choose a winner, with Adam John Smith from Dorset, and Graham Taylor from Tunbridge Wells, sharing the prize for Oil Boiler Installer of the Year.

Similarly, Grant UK shared the prize for Innovative Product of the Year for its Combisol hot water system with Kingspan Environmental's FuelServ pay as you go scheme.

Sponsors of the awards included Grant UK, Clarehill, Riello, Worcester Bosch and Trade Direct.

Other winners on the night included:

Pictured: Adam John Smith (left) and Graham Taylor (right) receive their Installer of the Year awards from Dave Hall of Grant UK.