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Now in its tenth year, Screwfix has announced that its Britain’s Top Tradesperson competition is now open to entries. The annual competition celebrates the outstanding work and professionalism of UK tradespeople, resulting in the winner being presented with a £20k trade bundle, comprising of £10k worth of tools, £5k tech and £5k to go towards future training.
The company will shortlist the UK’s top tradespeople to take part in a semi-final, before picking the top 10 finalists, who will travel to Screwfix LIVE at Farnborough to meet a panel of judges.
Caroline Welsh, Director of Brand and Marketing, explains: “Our goal is to find someone who is the embodiment of their trade. The search is on to crown someone who not only champions their trade, but also acts as an ambassador to help futureproof the industry and encourage future generations. Since we launched the competition in 2009, we have seen record levels of entrants year on year and we are excited to see what this year has to offer. We know from talking to our trade customers how much they enjoy taking part, and with such strong competition we will be looking for one high calibre individual”
Previous winners include Plumbing and Gas Engineer, Michael Cairns from Edinburgh and 2018 winner, Carpenter, Stuart Roache from Northampton (pictured).
Speaking from experience on how winning the competition can transform your livelihood, 2012 winner, Michael Cairns comments: “Being named Britain’s Top Tradesperson was such an achievement. It has allowed me to lay a stable foundation and further invest in my business. I now employ 15 people and continue to see year-on-year growth. It genuinely changed my business for the better.”
2018 winner, Stuart Roache adds: “Winning the competition last year changed my business forever and created so many fantastic opportunities. The accolade is the ultimate recognition a tradesperson can receive. I would definitely encourage others to enter; the rewards are life changing!”
Entries are open until 4th August 2019 and you can enter at: Screwfix.com/btt.