Decorator from Alton reaches final of Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2021

  • Trevor Mangan will take part in the virtual final of the prestigious award in September
  • The decorator is hoping to be crowned this year’s winner
  • The winner will walk away with the coveted title and a trade bundle worth £20,000

A decorator from Alton is celebrating after seeing off hundreds of other tradespeople to reach the final of the renowned Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2021 competition.

Trevor Mangan, 54, has been shortlisted and will join nine other worthy contestants from across the UK & Ireland to go head-to-head to win the coveted title.

With 22 years of experience as a decorator, Trevor has been selected after demonstrating a real passion for the trade, showcasing his exceptional skills, drive, and determination to go above and beyond for his customers.

A multi award-winning decorator, Trevor is incredibly passionate about driving talent within the decorating category. He not only runs a Facebook group to help decorators with running their business but also hosts a popular podcast and has his own YouTube channel dedicated to providing a range of tips and advice on all matters of decorating.

The standard of the 10 finalists is incredibly high and Trevor, who runs TJ Painting & Decorating, will aim to impress a panel of judges with his examples of excellent workmanship and dedication to the trade during a two-day virtual final event in September.

The winner will be crowned during Screwfix LIVE and will take home the ultimate £20,000 prize bundle comprising of tech, tools, and training.

Trevor, who is thrilled to have reached the final, says: “I absolutely love being a decorator and I think this is really evident through my work on social channels to help, inspire and educate others on how to create beautiful interiors and deliver a successful business model. It’s so important to inspire new talent into the industry and this is something I’m very passionate about doing. If I was lucky enough to go on and win this amazing competition, it would enable me to drive forward and expand my business further, while encouraging the future generation of decorators.”

Simon Jackson, Customer and Digital Director at Screwfix said: “We recognise the importance of supporting our nations tradespeople, and we want to reward them for their hard work and for continually supporting their customers and local communities. We have seen many, high quality entrants this year and our top ten finalists have done incredibly well to get this far. I look forward to meeting the finalists as we look to crown one high calibre individual as Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2021. I’d like to congratulate Trevor for reaching the final and I wish all the finalists the best of luck.”

During the final, Trevor will face a panel of industry-leading judges including representatives from the NICEIC, CIPHE, FMB and 2019 winner, Darren McGhee.

To find out more about this competition, please visit