SJL Heating & Plumbing are Semi-Finalists

It’s official!!

Amazingly proud to announce that from an initial 2500 entries we’ve been shortlisted to the final 30 in this years Screwfix Top Tradesperson Award, the most widely recognised award for individual tradespeople in our industry.

I will no doubt be up against some amazing people, but to get to this point makes me so proud and I feel the support we receive from our fabulous customers is integral to this success, so thank you all so much!

Don’t worry, you don’t need to vote or anything like that, this is an industry award and we just wanted to share the exciting news!!

This press statement was released this week:


Stuart Longworth is through to the second stage of Screwfix annual competition

• Stuart Longworth will take part in virtual semi-final in September • The heating engineer is hoping to be one of 10 to make it through to the final • £20k trade bundle up for grabs, consisting of tools, technology, and training

A heating engineer from Chorley has made it through to the semi-final of the prestigious competition, Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2020.

Stuart Longworth, who runs SJL Heating & Plumbing, has been selected for his sheer passion for the trade, determination to succeed and demonstrating how he goes above and beyond the call of duty for customers.

Stuart, who is thrilled to have reached this stage, says: “If I were to get through to the final, I would be over the moon and it would demonstrate that all of my hard work has paid off. With over 20 years’ experience I am proud to be able to support apprentices coming through and share my knowledge with them, it is one of the most rewarding parts of the job. It has been a challenging year and I’m delighted to get through to the next stage of the competition.”

The virtual semi-finals take place from 11th September. Ten tradespeople will then be selected to take part in a virtual final where trade experts will interview the finalists and select this year’s winner. The judging panel includes representatives from trade bodies and 2019 winner, Darren McGhee.

The worthy winner will take home the ultimate trade bundle worth £20,000. This includes tools, a training budget and technology to help them take their business to the next level.

Danielle Sweet, Screwfix spokesperson, said: “From over 2500 entries, our semi-finalists have done incredibly well to get this far. Our annual competition is in its 11th year and each year the standard of entries is exceptional. I’d like to wish all of our semi-finalists the best of luck!”

To find out more about Screwfix Top Tradesperson and to see who will be crowned this year’s winner, please follow Screwfix on social media

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