Shortlist revealed for the UK Plumber of the Year 2017

2016 UK Plumber of the Year, Shaun Scott, has launched the 2017 competition
2016 UK Plumber of the Year, Shaun Scott, has launched the 2017 competition
2016 UK Plumber of the Year, Shaun Scott, has launched the 2017 competition
2016 UK Plumber of the Year, Shaun Scott, has launched the 2017 competition

The UK Plumber of the Year 2017 competition (@UKPOTY), launched by JT, Bristan, and Plumb Center, has named the 15 shortlisted finalists.

With more entries than ever before, Watersafe, the official judging partner of the competition, had the tricky task of selecting 15 finalists to go into the next stage of the competition, where the public will vote for who they believe deserves to be crowned UK Plumber of the Year 2017.

The final 15, in no particular order are:

• Chris Ketchen – Havant, Portsmouth
• Paul Maguire – Glasgow
• Gareth Lloyd – Hereford
• Thomas Foster – Dundee
• Ian Duerden – Oldham
• Tom Jenkins – Treorchy, Glamorgan
• Lewis Page – Edinburgh
• Phil Myers – Huyton, Liverpool
• Drew Styles – Wigan
• Chloe Cook – Chatham, Kent
• Ian Thorner – Telford, Shropshire
• Liam Smith – Widnes
• Scott Duncan – Huntly, Aberdeenshire
• Stuart Eldridge – Rainham, East London
• Daniel Airzee – Blackawton, Devon

Now in its third year, the competition called on plumbers nationwide to enter in a bid to find Britain’s finest. The competition is designed to reward and recognise the remarkable talents within the UK’s plumbing industry and ask entrants to demonstrate their plumbing, service and business skills.

Paul Crossley, managing director of JT, said: “I genuinely believe this is the strongest shortlist we have had. The exposure the competition has gained is bigger than ever which has led to an increase in entries. I wish everyone the best of luck in the next phase of the competition.”

Information on the 15 finalists and how to vote features on: www.UKplumberoftheyear.com where you can find a biography of each.

The five plumbers with the most votes will be invited to an interview session with the judging panel, made up of experts from JT, Bristan, Plumb Center and Watersafe, who will then decide the winner.

The UK Plumber of the Year 2017 will win £10,000 worth of prizes, including JT, Bristan, and Plumb Center products/vouchers plus products from Proper Job Beer Rothenberger, CK Tools, Salamander, Filplastic, First Stop and BigWipes.