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Could a Builder be Britain’s Top Tradesperson 2018?

Screwfix has launched its annual competition which is said to recognise the great work tradespople do
The 2018 prize

The 2018 prize

Britain’s Top Tradesperson 2018 competition launched on May 7, 2018, inviting builders and construction workers from across Britain to be recognised for the great work that they do in keeping our homes and local businesses in the best condition.

This year’s winner not only takes home the title of Britain’s Top Tradesperson 2018, which will ‘transform’ their business, but they will also drive away in a brand-new Mitsubishi L200 Warrior pick-up truck worth £33,000.

Screwfix will select the best tradespeople to face-off in regional heats and from there, 10 finalists from across the UK will head to Wembley Stadium for the national final in July, where they will compete in front of a judging panel consisting of industry experts.

Caroline Welsh, director of brand and marketing at Screwfix, said: “The award is only given to top tradespeople who can demonstrate that they go above and beyond in their trade. It’s for those who can show how they are adapting to change in the industry, have a positive impact on their community, invest in the future of the trade or show true professionalism in every job they complete. This is our biggest competition of the year, designed to showcase the fantastic tradespeople in the industry.

“It’s the ninth year we have run this competition and we want to continue to celebrate and reward successful tradespeople from all across the UK that deliver quality work, often without gaining the recognition they deserve.”

Last year’s winner, Lluis Dalmau

Last year’s winner, Lluis Dalmau

Screwfix says that winning can ‘truly transform a tradesperson’s life’. Business is said to be booming for last year’s winner, Lluis Dalmau, owner of LCD Heating and Gas Services.

“My business is my pride and joy, so to win the title of Britain’s Top Tradesperson meant so much to me. My customer base has grown more than I could ever imagine and I now have extra confidence to take my business to the next level. I think it’s fantastic that Screwfix run a competition like this – if you think you’ve got what it takes, make sure to enter now – you’ll never look back,” said Lluis.

The Federation of Master Builders commented: “The Britain’s Top Tradesperson competition is a superb platform as it gives builders and construction workers the chance to receive the recognition they deserve on a national scale. If you’ve recently taken a course to upgrade your skill-set, completed a complex job, or proven that you run your business with customers in mind, then this competition is for you and we are urging you to represent the best of the building trade.”

Entries are open until June 3, 2018, with regional finalists selected and competing later that month. In July, the finalists will compete at the national finale, with the overall winner being named Britain’s Top Tradesperson 2018.

To find out more, visit your local Screwfix store or go to screwfix.com/btt to enter directly.