Are you Britain's Top Tradesperson?

Published:  05 April, 2016

Screwfix is again launching its search for Britain's Top Tradesperson 2016. Screwfix is now asking tradespeople across the UK whether they have what it takes, and is searching for the best tradesmen and women that keep the UK's homes and businesses in tip-top condition.

The competition, which launches on 9 May, has previously seen plumbers, joiners and electricians take the title. Entries are open until 5 June, 2016, with regional finalists going head-to-head later that month. The national final will take place in July, with the overall winner being named Britain's Top Tradesperson 2016. The winner will also receive the keys to a brand new Toyota vehicle worth £32,000 (OTR).

The Britain's Top Tradesperson Award is given to those who can prove they excel in their trade. Maybe you've just started your own company, or perhaps you have taken a course to upgrade your skill-set, or you are on social media and really engage with your customers? You may have completed a complex job for someone, or you run your business with customers in mind, by offering free quotes or on a no-fix, no-fee basis.

Last year's winner, Darren Lawton, an electrician from Newcastle, walked away with the crown after fighting off worthy competition from thousands of entrants. He wowed a judging panel with his passion and dedication to his trade. His entrepreneurial spirit, attention to detail and passion for customer service also stood out among the finalists. He says it has had an amazing impact on his business, bringing him new customers and filling his diary for months ahead.

Mr Lawton said: "It has been an incredible time since winning the title of Britain's Top Tradesperson. Holding the title has been a great endorsement for me and has helped me to secure more customers. The experience has been brilliant, I would definitely encourage other tradespeople to enter and give it a go, there’s nothing to lose and a lot to gain!"

John Mewett, marketing director at Screwfix, added: "We run this competition to champion quality tradespeople and to celebrate their success. The selection process of Britain's Top Tradesperson enables people working in different trades to meet up, share ideas and tell us about what's happening on the ground. It's the seventh year we have run this competition, and the calibre of entrants improves year on year. We're looking forward to meeting and rewarding those in the trades who go that extra mile. This year's winner will receive a Toyota van and the title of Britain's Top Tradesperson 2016, so it's definitely worth taking the time to apply."

To enter, or for more details on the competition, go into any Screwfix store or visit www.screwfix.com/btt.

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