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Screwfix announces Britain’s Top Tradesperson

Lluis Dalmau, a Clydebank plumbing and heating engineer, has beaten 5,000 other entrants, and 7 finalists, to land this year’s most coveted award in the trade.

The Britain's Top Tradesperson 2017 final took place at Wembley Stadium on the 20th of July, in a very competitive round. The judging panel consisted of representatives from Screwfix, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), Toyota, Daily Star, the electrical trade bodies NICEIC and CIPHE. The judges were looking for a tradesperson who could show devotion to their work, go above and beyond for customers, and show outstanding skills. In the end, it was Lluis’s reliability, passion for improving his skills, and commitment to apprentices and customers, that impressed.

Lluis, who trades under the name LCD Heating and Gas Services, started in the industry 26 years ago and has never looked back. He prides himself on his customer focused mind-set by working around the clock to help with customer queries, and his passion to better his skills through continued investments in new technologies. As part of his prize, he receives the keys to a brand-new Toyota Hilux or PROACE vehicle.

Screwfix Marketing Director, Graham Smith, admits that they were overwhelmed by the high quality of entries. He comments: "This is the eighth year that we have run this competition, and it just keeps on going from strength to strength.”

Of his award, Lluis said: “It is an absolute dream come true being crowned Britain’s Top Tradesperson. I was so shocked when they told me I had won! When I arrived on the day I remained confident and just spoke to the judges about my continued passion to better my skills and the trade and discussed with them my outstanding customer service skills which have led me to be successful all these years.’’

Britain’s Top Tradesperson is a comprehensive search held by Screwfix annually to find and recognise the best in the trades, from bricklayers to carpenters, handymen, electricians, and plumbers, that keep the UK’s homes and businesses in top condition.

Britain’s Top Tradesperson will be back in 2018. For more information visit www.screwfix.com

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