County plasterer Jamie reaches Screwfix Top Tradesperson final - The Evesham Observer

County plasterer Jamie reaches Screwfix Top Tradesperson final

Evesham Editorial 22nd Sep, 2022   0

AN EXPERT plasterer from Worcester is one step away from being crowned Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2022, after reaching the final, along with nine skilled trade professionals.

Jamie Nokes, 46, who has 16 years of experience in the sector, has been chosen to face a panel of industry experts at the national final at Screwfix LIVE on Friday (September 23) thanks to his expertise, drive, and determination to go above and beyond for his customers.

The panel includes representatives from the Federation of Master Builders, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting, and Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2021 winner, Dan Lloyd.

He will have the chance to highlight his skills and dedication to the future of the trade, with the goal of joining Screwfix Top Tradesperson Hall of Fame. One individual will be crowned the champion of the trade and receive a career-boosting £20,000 prize package made up of tech, tools, and training.

Jamie, from Jamie’s Plastering and Renovations, said: “The award is almost in touching distance now and being one step closer to the final is exciting, and a bit nerve-wracking!

“Aside from enjoying travelling, mountain biking and spending time with my wife and daughter, I aspire to improve the perception of plasterers, which I hope winning this award would support.”

“2022 has been a challenging year, I was diagnosed with tongue cancer at the start of the year and lost 50pc of my tongue. Following this I then had to learn to speak and swallow again – not only would winning the award be a positive end to the year, but it would also allow me to use my profile to raise awareness of mouth cancer too.”

“I would also like to promote apprenticeships and champion more students into the trade, using the prize to invest further in support for my colleagues as well as the younger generation of tradespeople.”

Jack Wallace, Screwfix marketing director, said: “Our annual award looks to reward the best tradespeople across the UK and Ireland. In telling their stories, we want to shine a light on the trade and the skilled work carried out by professionals, day in, day out.

“Through this award we also hope to inspire others to start a career in the trade and to champion the industry. Good luck to our top 10!”

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