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On the 11th November 2016, On The Tools hosted their very own construction awards!

It was a unique event and one of a kind as we had you, the tradespeople of the UK, vote for the winners. Held at the Emirates Stadium, 170 people came out for the night to celebrate the industry. It was hosted by comedian Justin Moorehouse and the event was full of laughter, celebration and quite a bit of booze. But the night was very much a success, awarding individuals from all trades and a variety of different brands. We were able to celebrate and reward some of the very best in the industry.

The commercial director for On The Tools, Andy Taylor stated, “it was a massive honour for us to host our own awards.”

“It gave us the opportunity to salute the great and good of the UK construction industry and present awards that had genuine meaning as in many cases, they had been voted for by those whose opinions mean the most, but are often overlooked. The ‘boots on the ground.'”

With our headline sponsors Jewson supporting us, we were able to create a night of meaning and great credibility within the industry. And next year, we have an even bigger and better night planned for 2017! You won’t want to miss it!

Not only did Jewson act as our headline sponsor though, but they also sponsored our ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award which was won by apprentice James Farrimond!

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Not only that but they also sponsored our award for ‘Roofer of the Year’, which went to the skilled Alistair Kerr!

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British Gypsum also made an appearance as a sponsor. They sponsored our ‘Plasterer of the Year’ award which went to Jamie Roy of Marble Finish Plastering.

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant also attended. They sponsored the ‘Plumber of the Year’ award which was won by Travis Pew.

The ‘Painter/Decorator of the Year’ award went to David Gardner of Swish Decor. And our ‘Hand Tool Brand of the Year’ award was successfully won by Ox Tools!

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The ‘Workwear Brand of the Year award’ was won by Scruffs.

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Makita successfully won the ‘Power Tool Brand of the Year’ award.

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Our ‘Power Tool Supplier of the Year’ award went to Axminster Tools and Machinery.

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The ‘Boot Brand of the Year’ award went to Scruffs.

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The ‘Online Tradesperson Directory of the Year’ award was won by Trust A Trader.

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Presented by our very own Managing Director Lee Wilcox, Theo Webster was awarded our ‘Electrician of the Year’ award.

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The ‘Joiner of the Year’ award went to Martin Daly.

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Presented by our very own Commercial Director Andy Taylor, the ‘Ground Worker of the Year’ award went to  Mark Jones, of Trefor Jones and Sons.

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Managing Director Lee Wilcox presented Farsight Recruitment with their ‘Best Recruitment Agency’ award too.

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On The Tools very own Head of Content, Adam Barrie presented Trade Direct Insurance with their ‘Best Insurance Provider’ award.

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And finally, On The Tools presented a very special award to Addam Smith. He gained a ‘Special Recognition’ award for his amazing and inspirational work with the Band of Builders.

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Unfortunately, some of our winners were not able to attend the awards though, the continued list of winners is as follows:

‘Construction Industry Employer of the Year (small)’ went to Wayne Ormand Electrical.

‘Construction Industry Employer of the Year (large)’ went to Balfour Beatty.

‘PPE Manufacturer of the Year’ went to Uvex Safety UK.

‘Plasterer of the Year’ went to Jamie Roy.

‘Bricklayer of the Year’ went to Paul Kear.

‘Scaffolder of the Year’ went to Wayne Healing.

So stay tuned on the page to find out about the next awards in 2017. It’s something you won’t want to miss!