Friday, 24 June 2011 – www.myhammer.co.uk and HSS Hire have announced the winner of their 2011 Tradesperson of the Year competition, which aims to champion the great and the good amongst Britain’s tradespeople. Sonny Tatlock, 32, from Chorley in Lancashire was confirmed as winner by a judging panel including John Russell, the construction expert from Channel 5’s Cowboy Builders.
In addition to impressing the panel, Sonny received the highest number of votes (307) and came first from a total of 67 nominations. Sonny only started his own business last October and yet he’s quickly harnessed the power of the internet to drive his business forward. 67%* of consumers recently polled by MyHammer said reputation was the most important factor when choosing a tradesperson. The ability to use reviews to give future customers confidence and submit bids online for work has ensured Sonny has been quickly successful.
There’s only one week left in the Tradesperson of the Year 2011 competition – click here to cast your vote!
Still want to nominate a tradesperson? It’s not too late – click here.
Voting closes on 31st May, at which time, the top 10 candidates will move on to the next round. In this phase, the candidates will be judged by professional builder and TV personality John Russell (as seen on the TV show Cowboy Builders).
Here’s a look at some of the great prizes up for grabs in the Tradesperson of the Year 2011 competition!
-£1000 to spend at HSS Hire
-A 1-year membership to MyHammer
-A year’s supply of Gorilla Glue and Gorilla Tape
-A Veebeam (PC to TV streaming gadget)
–Kärcher DIY Multi-Purpose Vac
-A 2-night fishing trip getaway at the Beachbrow Hotel
–‘Tradesperson of the Year 2011’ logo to use on your business promo material
MyHammer and HSS Hire are looking for the 2011 Tradesperson of the Year!
Voting is now open – click here to cast your vote!
Want to nominate a tradesperson? It’s not too late – click here.
Why should you take part? As John Russell, chief builder for Cowboy Builders and competition judge, says: „It’s important that we recognise that quality tradesmen and women not only improve the reputation of the industry, but also give customers the opportunity to select someone who is highly skilled and trained for the job.“
11th April 2011 – It is a time of great opportunity for tradesmen and women. The property market is in freefall and so people look to improve rather than move. Although 60% of Brits plan home improvements this year*, regulations ensure that the layperson can no longer tinker with whatever he fancies. The competent, talented and qualified tradesperson should thrive.
Television, however, has painted a dim picture of cowboy builders and unqualified trades people ready to destroy our homes and leave work unfinished and lives ruined. There is another way. Cheapest isn’t necessarily best and word of mouth recommendation from people who’ve had first-hand experience of quality workmanship is the way to go. 67% of consumers polled by MyHammer said reputation was the most important factor when choosing a tradesperson.