The UK Plumber of the Year 2018 competition, launched by JT, Bristan and Wolseley, has revealed the 18 finalists shortlisted for the competition.
With over double the amount of entries reported than the previous year, Watersafe, the official judging partner of the competition, had to select three finalists from each of the six chosen regions – North England, South England, Midlands and West, London, Wales and Scotland – to go on to the next stage of the competition.
The public will now vote for who they believe deserves the title in each region, with the six regional finalists going through to the grand final to be crowned Plumber of the Year 2018.
The final 18, in no particular order, are:
- Gus Cairney – Scotland
- Ian Williamson, Scotland
- Scott White, Scotland
- Dave Hignett, North England
- Matthew Stoves, North England
- James Nippers, North England
- Andrew Riley, Midlands and West
- John Nicholls, Midlands and West
- Neil Bamford, Midlands and West
- Steven Davies, Wales
- Robbie Hawkins, Wales
- Murray Price, Wales
- Sam Baker, London
- Xohan Duran, London
- James Elmy, London
- Mark Majury, South of England
- Ross King, South of England
- Steve Bartin, South of England
Now in its fourth year, the competition is designed to reward and recognise the remarkable talents within the UK’s plumbing industry and asks entrants to demonstrate their plumbing, service and business skills.
John Schofield, Sales & Marketing Director of JT, said: “We’re now in the fourth year of the competition and with a record number of entries, we have shortlisted three plumbers in six UK regions to battle it out. I wish everyone the best of luck in the next phase of the competition and I’d also like to pass on thanks to our friends at Watersafe for judging the entries, which is always a tricky task!”
The six plumbers with the most regional votes will be invited to an interview session with the judging panel, made up of experts from JT, Bristan and Wolseley, who will then decide the winner.
The UK Plumber of the Year 2018 will win £10,000 worth of prizes, including JT, Bristan and Wolseley products/vouchers, plus products from Proper Job Beer, Salamander, Chapter 8, Vehicle Livery Solutions, Jobman Workwear and BigWipes.
To find a biography of each of the 18 finalists and vote for your favourite, visit www.ukplumberoftheyear.com.