17th Dec, 2017

Tradesman to put his skills to the test at national final in Wembley

Shaun Reynolds 1st Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A COVENTRY gas engineer will be competing against the best in his business later this month when taking on ten tradespeople at the British Tradesperson Finals at Wembley Stadium.

Tony Rouse is on the way to national glory and could be crowned champion should he impress the panel of judges on Thursday (July 14).

The 31-year-old, whose company is Gemini Gas, impressed at the regional final with his passion and dedication for his work – something which Tony prides himself on.

As well as the honour of winning, Tony could also boost his practical work by bringing home a brand new Toyota Hilux pick-up worth £32,000.

Organised by Screwfix, the competition now takes place annually and sees the best tradespeople in the UK gather to fight it out for the national championship.

Tony said he was made up to have made the final and to be representing Gemini Gas is a testament to the hard work his team puts it.

He added: “At the regional final I was asked to describe my company in three words so I chose reliable, punctual and perfection.

“I have trained up almost 20 apprentices over the years and winning this title would help me to expand my business further.”

“Even making the final of Britain’s Top Tradesperson is an honour – I hope that I can impress the judges.”

John Mewett, marketing director at Screwfix, said: “It is a privilege to be able to highlight the great work that is being done up and down the country with Britain’s Top Tradesperson.

“We’re proud to be running the competition for the seventh year.

“This year we have had a record number of entries and we have heard so many impressive stories of exceptional workmanship and great customer service along the way.”

The judging panel for the event will include representatives from Screwfix, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and the electrical trade body NICEIC.

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