Calling all local heroes

Nominate a tradesperson who has helped your community during the Covid-19 pandemic, and they could win a prize worth £1000. The national ‘Local Hero’ winner will be awarded a £1000 cash prize and a Kielder Tool Kit worth over £500, while up to five regional winners will each take home cash prizes worth £250.

The Local Hero awards, launched by UK manufacturer and retailer SGS Engineering, are designed to celebrate the most generous and thoughtful tradespeople who offered valued help to those in need, as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.

Dave Gordon, general manager at SGS Engineering, explains: “We’ve heard so many stories about tradespeople helping out their communities, and we’ve felt incredibly proud to be part of such a committed and caring industry. We wanted to recognise those individuals and businesses who really went out of their way to support people in need in their local areas, so we decided to launch these local hero awards.”

Nominating someone for a local hero award is free and easy to do via the dedicated entry form. Those making a nomination are encouraged to share information about the tradesperson who helped them (or a friend/family member), what they did, and when they did it.

Entry closes at 11:59pm on Sunday 7th March.

Expert industry judges from SGS and Kielder will review all entries received. A shortlist of finalists will be contacted and then revealed publicly on Monday 15th March.

A poll will then be opened, enabling the general public to vote for an overall national winner, and up to a further five regional winners, which will be crowned on Wednesday 31st March.

Prizes include:
Overall national winner: £1000 cash prize and a Kielder Tool Kit worth over £500

Regional winners in Scotland, Northern England, Midlands & Southern England, Wales and Northern Ireland could receive £250 each.

Further information about the Local Hero Awards can be found here.

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