Ten tradesmen who put the ‘great’ into Great Britain!

Following the success of its Job of the Year competition, MyBuilder highlights ten top tradesmen who are a credit to their profession.

MyBuilder.com, the leading online marketplace for homeowners to find quality tradesmen, this week announced the winner of its first ever Job of the Year award.

The competition aimed to find tradesmen who went above and beyond to do a brilliant job against the odds. Over 1,600 homeowners from all over the UK entered, nominating great MyBuilder tradesmen they had used in the past year and telling the stories of how they saved the day in their homes. Members of the public were then invited to vote for the most inspiring tales.

After a closely-fought contest, the 12 entries with the most votes went into a shortlist, and a MyBuilder panel chose Martin Robinson, of MJO Limited in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, as the ultimate winner. He worked tirelessly on a huge renovation project for homeowner Ellouise Hempstead - and even sourced and supplied thousands of pounds worth of materials for free!

Martin and Ellouise won £5,000 cash to split between them - and you can read more about the winning entry here: www.mybuilder.com/competitions/joty-2017

However, Martin isn’t the only builder who deserves recognition. The competition uncovered dozens of tradesmen who really do put the ‘great’ into Great Britain - so here are nine more nominees who knocked our socks off!

Dream come true

Shane Harrison - of ASM Electrical Taunton in Somerset - helped a little boy with muscular dystrophy get the hot tub he’d been dreaming of. And he wouldn’t take a penny for the job. Read more here.

Action hero

Glen Jardine - of SPS Specialist Property Services in County Durham - carried all his scaffolding through a raging river just to get his roofing job started! Read more here.

Against the odds

Rich Slattery - of RTS Builders in Wiltshire - fought back from a recent stroke to do a top class job for a delighted homeowner. Read more here.

Life-saving intervention?

Andy Mather - of AEJ Electrical in Greater Manchester - may well have saved the life of a disabled homeowner by sorting out his dangerous electrics - for free. Read more here.

Grand designs

Tim Squance - of Bespoak Joinery in Devon - worked all hours to design and build a unique bunk bed for a little boy. Read more here.

Charity hero

Michael Robertson - of MDR Construction Renovations Ltd in Greater Manchester - built a valuable community food bank completely for free. Read more here.

‘Single-handed’ recovery

Richard Bennett - of RB Carpentry & Building in Gloucestershire - delivered a fantastic job on time and on budget. Despite breaking his hand the day before the project started! Read more here.

Care and compassion

Chris Mills - of CWM Electrical in Essex - showed exceptional care and compassion while working the home of a lady who is registered blind. Read more here.

Animal SOS

Bob Vass - of RF Vass Carpenter & General Builder in Buckinghamshire - went above and beyond to build an urgently-needed winter shelter for rescue donkeys. Read more here.

Commenting on the entries, MyBuilder CEO and Founder Ryan Notz said:

“People hear so many horror stories about cowboy builders, so it’s easy to forget that there are thousands of excellent tradesmen all over the UK. During the competition we heard so many inspiring stories; this is just a small handful of them.

“We’d like to thank every one of our nominated tradesmen for helping to restore people’s faith in the profession."

For more information about any of these nominees, please contact marketing@mybuilder.com.

Notes for editors

www.mybuilder.com is an an online marketplace that enables consumers to find excellent tradesmen, with a mission to change the building industry for good. Based on a principle of accountability through feedback, our unique system makes finding quality tradesmen easier and helps quality builders to find better work.

Around 35,000 tradesmen use the site, some 55,000 jobs are posted every month, and 2.1 million jobs have been posted to date.

All Job of the Year entries

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— 2017-02-10 10:00:00