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Decorator from Stevenage takes one step closer to being named Britain’s Top Tradesperson

Selected as a regional finalist, Jennifer Gardner (34) from Stevenage is one step closer to the final in Screwfix’s annual search to find and reward Britain’s Top Tradesperson 2018 with the main prize being the keys to a brand new Mitsubishi L200 Warrior pickup truck worth £33,000 OTR.

Championing decorating and interior design, she has seen off competition from tradesmen and women across the region and will now attend a regional final on 26th June, going head-to-head against four other tradespeople.

Currently trading under the name Jennifer Gardner Interiors, Jennifer thinks her determination, passion and attitude will help her stand out from the crowd. She is in with a chance of getting through to the national final, where one person will win the prestigious title and a brand new Mitsubishi L200 Warrior pick-up truck for their business.

Jennifer says: “I’m over the moon to be a regional finalist, it’s such a great competition and to get this far is fantastic. It’s incredibly rewarding to be recognised for the hard work that I put in, and I’m determined to show my dedication to decorating and my customers.”

Jennifer is passionate about helping to transform old or run down properties into beautiful new homes for her clients. She regularly utilises her talents to help out on charity projects, including volunteering for DIY SOS and Band of Builders. Jennifer hopes that if she wins Britain’s Top Tradesperson 2018 she will be able to expand her business and encourage more women to join the trade.

Caroline Welsh, Director of Brand and Marketing at Screwfix says: “The standard of entries for Britain’s Top Tradesperson this year has been outstanding. This award is given to those who demonstrate that they go above and beyond in their trade. It’s for tradespeople who show excellence in how they are adapting to change in the industry, have a positive impact on their community and invest in the future of the trade, showing true professionalism in every job they complete. Being selected as a regional finalist means that we see these qualities in Jennifer.”

“It’s the ninth year we have run this competition and we want to continue to celebrate and reward successful tradespeople from all across the UK that deliver quality work. We look forward to seeing Jennifer compete against other regional finalists, and wish them the best of luck!”

Rob Lindley, Managing Director, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, commented: “Seeing the quality of this year’s regional finalists makes us incredibly proud to be part of this important competition. We can’t wait to hand over the keys of a new Mitsubishi L200 Warrior to the eventual winner, knowing it will be put to the best possible use – working hard to contribute to the success of another outstanding British business.” 

Britain’s Top Tradesperson is a nationwide search to find and reward the best builders, plumbers, electricians and more, who keep our homes and local businesses in the best condition, often without gaining the recognition they deserve.

Jennifer will take part in the London and South East heat at Wandsworth’s Screwfix store on 26th June, 2018.


  1. Jen rocks! Amazing tradeswonan to the highest standard & always always puts herself up for community projects with love & selflessness.

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