Heating engineer from Brierley Hill reaches final of national trade award

Ian Smith, an expert heating engineer from Brierley Hill, is one step away from being crowned Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2022, after reaching the final, along with nine skilled trade professionals.

Ian (42), 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 his 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 his 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.

Ian, from IJS Trade Services, said: “The award is almost in touching distance now and being one step closer to the final is so exciting, but I must admit the thought of the final is a bit nerve-wracking!

“I pride myself on the quality of the work I provide with my meticulous attention to detail, and actively encourage apprentices into the trade, helping them complete their portfolios and passing on as much knowledge as I can.

“Winning Screwfix Top Tradesperson would allow me to further support apprentices as well as developing my own business.”

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 screwfix.com/stt. STT Finalist Press Release – Ian Smith (Brierley Hill)