Electrician from Wigan is highly commended in Screwfix’s search for Britain’s Top Tradesperson 2017

Karl Mather, an Electrician from Wigan, has been awarded highly commended in a competition to find the best tradesperson in the country.

Over 5,000 people entered Britain’s Top Tradesperson, organised by multi-channel retailer Screwfix. Karl, who trades under KDM Electrical, was one of eight finalists who attended the national final at Wembley Stadium to face a panel of esteemed judges.

Karl, owner of KDM Electrical has years’ of experience in the industry. He impressed the judges with his wealth of knowledge and willingness to go above and beyond for people, not just his customers. Over the years Karl has supported those in need, fitting an electric heating system free of charge and regularly does a lot of selfless activities for charities.

Karl comments: “I’m over to moon to have been highly commended in this competition. I was able to showcase the variety of electrical challenges I’ve achieved for my customers, but also how important it is for me to support those in need. I met a great bunch of tradespeople at the final, who all really knew their stuff so I’m thrilled to have been given this award.”

Britain’s Top Tradesperson is a comprehensive search by Screwfix to find and recognise the best in the trade, from bricklayers to carpenters, handymen, electricians and perfect plumbers that keep the UK’s homes and businesses in top condition.

Screwfix Marketing Director, Graham Smith, comments: “Every year we’re overwhelmed by the high standard of tradespeople who enter Britain’s Top Tradesperson.

‘’Karl stood out with his ethos of going the extra mile and this was clearly shown through his high standard of work and going above and beyond to support individuals in need. Karl, along with our other finalists and national winner represents all that is great about the UK’s tradespeople. We look forward to hearing about his future successes.”

This year, judges looked for the tradesperson who impressed them most with criteria such as devotion to their work, qualifications and outstanding skills. Lluis Dalmau, a Heating and Plumbing Engineer from Clydebank, was crowned the overall winner and won the keys to a Toyota vehicle worth £32,000 (OTR).