A Watford builder has reached the semi-finals of a national tradesperson award.
Steve Barnett, town resident and owner of Barnett Homes Improvements for the last 30 years, is amongst the 27 semi-finalists of the Screwfix Top Tradesperson Award 2023.
Those shortlisted will be narrowed down to a final ten during the month of September. The remaining few will participate in a one-day final event at Screwfix LIVE on September 22, where a panel of esteemed industry experts will interview the finalists before deciding on who is this year’s champion and deserving of the £20,000 prize money.
Steve said: “I’m thrilled to get through to the semi-finals of Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2023, particularly knowing how many incredible tradespeople I would have been up against. Reaching the national final in September and winning the award would be great recognition for me and my business.
“I hope to impress the judges with my creativity, patience, and the effort I put in to complete a job to the satisfaction of my customers. I am also committed to constantly learning and honing my skills to be the best tradesperson I can be, having undertaken qualifications in electrics and roofing to be able to manage all areas of a construction project from start to finish.”
According to Screwfix, Steve has been recognised for his varied skillset, his commitment to using recycled materials, and his limitation of the amount of waste being carried off site on all the jobs he leads on.
Jack Wallace, marketing director at Screwfix, said: “When choosing our champion of the trade, we look for inspirational tradespeople that go above and beyond. Through this national award, we hope to recognise the fantastic work of tradespeople who are invaluable to our economy and the communities they serve.”