Decorator from Athlone reaches final of national trade award

Aaron Joyce, an expert decorator from Athlone, Co. Westmeath is one step away from being crowned Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2022, after reaching the final, along with nine skilled trade professionals.

Aaron (39), who has 20 years of experience in the sector, has been chosen to face a panel of industry experts at the national final at Screwfix LIVE (23rd September) thanks to his expertise, drive, and determination to go above and beyond for their customers. 

The panel includes representatives from the Federation of Master Builders, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting, and Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2021 winner, Dan Lloyd.

He will have the chance to highlight their skills and dedication to the future of the trade, with the goal of joining Screwfix Top Tradesperson Hall of Fame. One individual will be crowned the champion of the trade and receive a career-boosting €20,000 prize package made up of tech, tools, and training.

Joyce from AJ Painting Ltd, said: “The award is almost in touching distance now and being one step closer to the final is exciting in many ways including the opportunity to continue helping the decorating community and my community as a whole.

“Since stepping into the trade I’ve had a passion for the work and for customers. Working alongside my father in the past, who has over 40 years’ experience in the trade, has given me an amazing opportunity to learn and grow. I am extremely passionate about painting and decorating and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with other people. Evolution is my favourite word, to offer the best customer service with innovative products. I’m confident in my abilities and hope to become an ambassador for the industry while continuing to expand my business. Winning the Screwfix Top Tradesperson Award would help to accelerate these plans.”  

Jack Wallace, Screwfix marketing director, said: “Our annual award looks to reward the best tradespeople across the UK and Ireland. In telling their stories, we want to shine a light on the trade and the skilled work carried out by professionals, day in, day out. Through this award we also hope to inspire others to start a career in the trade and to champion the industry. Good luck to our top 10!”

To find out more about the finalists and the Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2022 award please visit  

STT Finalist Press Release – Aaron Joyce (Athlone)

Aaron Joyce
Athlone Co.Westmeath Ireland
5 September 2022