Screwfix is proud to announce the return of its national search for the very best tradesperson in the nation. The annual competition, Screwfix Top Tradesperson, celebrates the outstanding work and professionalism of all tradespeople, resulting in one exceptional individual winning the coveted title and the ultimate trade bundle worth £20,000, comprising of tech, tools, and training.
Online entries are now open and all tradespeople need to do to enter is fill out a simple form, sharing why they should be crowned this year’s Top Tradesperson. A selection of entrants will then be shortlisted to take part in a semi-final interview in September. The top 10 go through to a virtual final, hosted by industry experts, with the winner being announced during the retailer’s highly anticipated yearly event, Screwfix LIVE, on Friday 1 October.
Last year’s winner, Sean Matthews, a carpenter and joiner from Caerphilly, was awarded the title. Commenting on his experience, Sean says: “Being crowned Screwfix Top Tradesperson has changed mine and my family’s life forever. The phone has not stopped ringing, I have attracted more high-end clients and have been booked for new and exciting projects.
“Since winning, I have driven my business forward – I’ve been so busy and have even managed to support other tradespeople I know by handing work to them too. I am also looking to take on a full-time apprentice and share the skills I have learnt over the many years. My ambition now is to go into schools and colleges to talk about the advantages of a career in the trade and inspire the next generation of skilled tradespeople. I would definitely encourage others to enter this life-changing competition, you never know where it will take you!”
Simon Jackson, Customer and Digital Director at Screwfix, says: ““We know just how hard tradespeople work and understand that many are busier and facing more challenges than ever before. Our annual competition, now in its 12th year, will reward one exceptional tradesperson who not only goes above and beyond for their customers but also champions a career in the trade and is an ambassador for all the great work tradespeople do.
“Year on year we receive thousands of quality entrants, raising the bar every time, and we expect 2021 to be no different. We are really looking forward to getting a closer look at what our outstanding tradespeople have to offer and crowning one high calibre individual as Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2021!”
Entries are open for tradespeople until Sunday 22 August. To find out more and to enter, please visit screwfix.com/stt.