Returning for its fifth year, the UK Plumber of the Year competition will reach its climax next month, as a new king is crowned.
A joint venture of JT, Bristan and Wolseley UK, the competition has grown in popularity year-on-year since its launch in 2015.
This year was no different with applicants from across the UK throwing their hat into the ring with hopes of becoming Plumber of the Year.
The Final Countdown
From an original shortlist of 10 candidates, the field has been whittled down to just five remaining finalists as a result of a public vote.
The final five include:
- Christopher Clare – Newton-Le-Willows, Merseyside
- Paul Clark – The Wirral, Merseyside
- Caine Curtis – Yeovil, Somerset
- Dan Tempest – Pontefract, West Yorkshire
- Martin Warnes – Harwich, Essex
The five nominees will now go on to the grand finale, set to take place next month.
A Hot Pot
This year’s Plumber of the Year prize pot consists of a variety of industry perks, including £2000 worth of items from JT, £2000 worth of vouchers to be spent at Wolseley and £1000 worth of products from Bristan.
Bristan is also throwing in their new Rapid 4in-1 Boiling Water Tap and, yes, they’re even including the kitchen sink – quite literally.
The top prize also features a variety of other perks, from Apple products courtesy of Vendigo Finance to a beer-centric getaway from Cornwall’s Proper Job beer.
A New King
Last year’s final was won by Steve Bartin from Taunton, who walked away with the title and his part of a prize pot totalling £10,000.
Speaking at the time, Bartin said: “It’s an honour to call myself the UK Plumber of the Year. I’ve been in the industry for 23 years and I feel like all those extra hours and dedication have paid off.”
In one month’s time, that honour will fall to a new plumbing king when one of the final five is crowned the 2019 winner.
The Plumber of the Year award is a great way to recognise trade excellence and for the plumbers themselves to gain some well-deserved recognition from industry and public alike.
Many of these finalists and past winners will have started out with little to no experience at all yet, through heart, drive and determination, have made it to the top of the trade.
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