Selected as a regional finalist, Catherine Robertson (40) from Glasgow 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 painting & decorating, and plastering, she has seen off competition from tradesmen and women across the region and will now attend a regional final on 19th June, going head-to-head against four other tradespeople.
Currently trading under the name The Ladies Touch Painting & Decorating, Catherine 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.
Catherine 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 painting and decorating and my customers.”
Catherine loves her job; she particularly enjoys taking on a challenge – no job is too big or too small. She also likes meeting new people, and her customer service is second to none; seeing the look on a customer’s face at the end of a job is what makes the work all worthwhile. In her spare time, Catherine works with a local charity called ER Good Causes, which helps women who have been in bad relationships by finding them a new home. Catherine often lends a hand to the charity by decorating the new homes for the women to ensure they are completely happy when they move.
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 Catherine.”
“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 Catherine 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.
Catherine will take part in the Scotland heat at Glasgow’s Screwfix store on 19th June, 2018.