Roofer Reaches Semi-final of Screwfix Top Tradesperson Award

ROOFER JAMIE TAYLOR is celebrating reaching the semi-finals of Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2023.

Jamie, 33, who owns Taylor Roofs in Bathgate in West Lothian, Scotland has been working in the trade for 17 years. His initial application highlighted Jamie’s professionalism, dedication, and commitment to supporting the future of the industry, securing him a place in the semi-finals for the coveted award.

Jamie has grown Taylor Roofs into a multi-million-pound turnover business specialising in roofing as well as solar PV and battery installations. With more than 35 employees, Jamie is committed to giving opportunities to the next generation of tradespeople. He is well-known in the UK roofing industry, sharing advice and tips through his podcast Taylor Talks Trades.

He will now compete against 26 other top tradespeople from across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, who were selected from over 1000 applications, for the chance to be shortlisted as a top 10 finalist.

Roofer Reaches Semi-final

The top 10 will participate in a one-day final event at Screwfix LIVE, on Friday 22 September, where a panel of industry experts will interview the finalists before deciding on who is this year’s champion.

The overall winner will be crowned Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2023, and take home the ultimate trade bundle of tools, tech, and training worth £20,000.

Jamie comments: “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 by demonstrating how I have built a well-established roofing business that is committed to building a great team who strive for 100% customer satisfaction, reducing its carbon footprint, supporting apprentices, and giving back to the community. I also want to do my part in bringing attention to how good getting into a trade can be, and winning this award would help me do that.”

Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2023

Now in the 14th year of the prestigious award, Jamie aims to join the Top Tradesperson Hall of Fame, alongside reigning champion Toby Peacock who won the competition last year.

Toby, an electrician from Cambridge, has shown himself to be a true ambassador for the trade, launching his podcast ‘Tearoom Talks’ which focuses on improving mental health in the trade.

Jack Wallace, Marketing Director at Screwfix, said: “We know there are many exceptional tradespeople out there who show passion and dedication day in, day out. When choosing our champion of the trade, we look for inspirational tradespeople that go above and beyond for their customers, as well as acting as an ambassador for the industry to encourage the next generation of tradespeople. Through this national award, we hope to recognise the fantastic work of tradespeople who are invaluable to our economy and the communities they serve.

“A huge congratulations to all our semi-finalists – I wish them the best of luck and look forward to meeting our finalists in September!”

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