Britain’s Top Tradesperson 2018 competition has launched this week (7 May, 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.

The annual competition, organised by Screwfix and supported by Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, aims to highlight and recognise the great work tradespeople do. This year’s winner not only takes home the coveted 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 (OTR).

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 an esteemed 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.

BTT 2017 winner, Lluis Dalmau

“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.”

Winning can truly transform a tradespersons life. Business is booming for last year’s winner, Lluis Dalmau, owner of LCD Heating and Gas Services.

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 prove 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 3 June 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.