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It’s that time of year again… the On The Tools awards! A night dedicated to honouring the UK’s tradespeople. Only a few weeks away, our shortlists have now been chosen and it’s time for you, the boots on the ground, to have your say and pick a winner.

So, today, we need your help deciding on who should win the ‘Carpenter of the Year’ award, sponsored by WD-40. Let’s meet our shortlist…

First up we have carpenter Glen Charles.

Working seven days a week, he is dedicated to the success of his business. With an eight-month-old baby too, Glen is also constantly working extra hours to help provide for his family. Working through his lunch breaks, he never stops and his top priority is making sure his clients are happy. Even if that means not getting home till 8/9 o clock at night!

When asked why he should win, Glan described, “I am a hands-on kind of guy.”

“I like to get my hands dirty and get on with the work.”

“It is a great honour to have been nominated for carpenter of the year, and an even greater one to have been shortlisted to be in the running of winning this amazing title.”

“I work hard to support my family and to give my clients a product they are pleased with.”

“I love satisfied customers.”

“I’d like to thank each and every person who votes for me, win or lose I would feel so honoured and proud to have got to this stage.”

“May the best person win…”

Also joining Glen on the shortlist is carpenter Gordon Smith.

Hard working, Gordon has been described to have a fantastic skill set and unbeatable knowledge about his trade. With a sensitive nature towards his customers, he has been characterised by his employees as an amazing boss too. Already a master in his field, this isn’t enough for Gordon. Instead, he’s always thinking and wanting to become a better joiner.

He added: “I’d firstly like to thank my apprentice for this nomination.”

“I feel privileged to get this far into the competition.”

“I love my job, I’ve been doing this for over 25 years and I still get the same buzz when I finish a job as I did when I was just a 16-year-old apprentice.”

“To win would just be so special, for me, it would prove that all of those horrible jobs you got as an apprentice and all of those cold mornings and long nights were worth it all.”

“Good luck to everyone involved.”

So what do you think? Who should win? Have your say and vote for your ‘Carpenter of the Year’ here.

Want to have your say in some of our other awards? Then check out the other shortlists here. Happy voting!

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