TRADESMEN from across Worcester can put themselves forward for a prestigious national award, which has opened for another year.

In its tenth year, Screwfix is proud to announce that its Britain’s Top Tradesperson competition is now open, and plumbers, electricians, builders and carpenters from Worcester can put themselves forward for the top prize.

The annual competition by Screwfix aims to celebrate the outstanding work and professionalism of UK tradespeople, resulting in one individual winning a £20k trade bundle, including £10k worth of tools, £5k in tech and £5k to go towards future training.

Screwfix, which has a Worcester branch, will shortlist the UK’s top tradespeople to take part in a semi-final, before picking the top 10 finalists, who will travel to Screwfix LIVE at Farnborough to meet a panel of judges.

Caroline Welsh, director of brand and marketing at Screwfix said: "As Screwfix celebrates the 10th anniversary of Britain’s Top Tradesperson, our goal is to find someone who is the embodiment of their trade.

"The search is on to crown someone who not only champions their trade, but also acts as an ambassador to help future-proof the industry and encourage future generations.

"Since we launched the competition in 2009, we have seen record levels of entrants year on year and we are excited to see what this year has to offer. We know from talking to our trade customers how much they enjoy taking part, and with such strong competition we will be looking for one high calibre individual."

Past winners include plumbing and gas engineer Michael Cairns from Edinburgh and 2018 winner, carpenter Stuart Roache from Northampton.

2018 winner, Stuart Roache added: "Winning the competition last year changed my business forever and created so many fantastic opportunities.

"The accolade is the ultimate recognition a tradesperson can receive. I would definitely encourage others to enter; the rewards are life changing."

Entries are open until August 4 and you can enter at: