National competition launches to find nation’s top tradesperson

Sean Matthews

SCREWFIX has announced the return of its national competition to find the country’s top tradesperson.

Screwfix Top Tradesperson results in one ‘exceptional’ individual winning the title and a trade bundle worth £20,000, comprising of tech, tools, and training.

Online entries are now open, with the winner due to be announced at the start of October.

Last year’s winner, Sean Matthews, a carpenter and joiner from Caerphilly, said, “Being crowned Screwfix Top Tradesperson has changed mine and my family’s life forever. The phone has not stopped ringing, I have attracted more high-end clients and have been booked for new and exciting projects. Since winning, I have driven my business forward – I’ve been so busy and have even managed to support other tradespeople I know by handing work to them too. I am also looking to take on a full-time apprentice and share the skills I have learnt over the many years.

“My ambition now is to go into schools and colleges to talk about the advantages of a career in the trade and inspire the next generation of skilled tradespeople. I would definitely encourage others to enter this life-changing competition, you never know where it will take you.”

Simon Jackson, customer and digital director at Screwfix, added, “We know just how hard tradespeople work and understand that many are busier and facing more challenges than ever before.  Our annual competition, now in its 12th year, will reward one exceptional tradesperson who not only goes above and beyond for their customers but also champions a career in the trade and is an ambassador for all the great work tradespeople do.

“Year on year we receive thousands of quality entrants, raising the bar every time, and we expect 2021 to be no different. We are really looking forward to getting a closer look at what our outstanding tradespeople have to offer and crowning one high calibre individual as Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2021.”

Entries are open for tradespeople until Sunday 22nd August. To enter, visit