Friday 15 November 2013
Tradesmen up and down the country are enjoying hundreds of pounds' worth of new kit after being named the winners of a nationwide competition to say 'thank you' to local suppliers.
IRWIN Tools has awarded toolkits to a total of 11 trade professionals, after urging the British public to name their top trade professional as part of its National Tradesmen Day event.
Launched by the tool manufacturer last year, National Tradesmen Day is designed to recognise the hard work and dedication of professional tradesmen across the country.
To celebrate this year's event, IRWIN launched a huge prize giveaway in regional papers across the country, offering readers the chance to reward their favourite local tradesmen with a Â£500 toolkit, while being in with a chance to win £200 of leisure vouchers for themselves.
The grand prize of a four-night stay in New York City was won by Sarah Blankley from Newport, South Wales. Sarah nominated her builder Aaron Braithwaite for his help and skill in fitting alarms and changing door locks after her home was broken into last year.
Aaron went above and beyond to reassure Sarah that she would be safe through his kind manner, punctuality and skilled completion of the job, ensuring her home was secure.
Elsewhere Ken Reed from Devon praised Mark Aquilina of MA Construction for his courteous manner while delivering first class work on time and on budget, despite the cold weather.
As part of the celebrations the IRWIN team visited tool fairs and worksites the length and breadth of Britain, giving away thousands of free tools and gifts to tradesmen in recognition of the great work they carry out all year round.
The celebrations culminated at the Toolfair Elex at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 20 September, where the team gave away over 4,000 IRWIN tradesmen packs, including an IRWIN T-Shirt, pens, water bottles, and, of course, lots of free tools.
To keep up to date on IRWIN and the campaign to celebrate hardworking tradesmen, click here
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