Voted for by the boots on the ground, the On The Tools awards are a place for tradespeople to be recognised and rewarded for their work in the industry. And, with the awards taking place in a few short weeks, it’s time for you lot to cast your votes and select the winner of the ‘Landscaper of the Year’ award.

Up for the award are two incredibly talented landscapers.

First of all, we have Malcolm Duncan shortlisted for ‘Landscaper of the Year’.

Working hard through the brutal and sometimes unpredictable Scottish weather, Malcolm shows dedication to his work and his hard-working team. Owner of his own business, Malcolm has become well known for his reliability, professionalism, and attention to detail and perfection. Working hard to try and expand/grow his business, Malcolm has also encouraged and provided young potential tradesmen with apprenticeships at his company.

Malcolm described: “I employ three employees in full-time work and encourage partnership working with other local trades and businesses.”

However, landscaping isn’t Malcolm’s number one job. Instead, it comes second to being a father. Born in May last year, Malcolm describes that: “during all the late nights organising work I was thinking that I want to show my son if you work hard you can achieve your goals.”

“I want him to have a dad that he can be proud of and look up to and this award would be an excellent way to show him that hard work pays off!”

So what do you think? A good contender for the award? Well, so is our next landscaper…

Matthew Butcher

Working as a sole trader, Matthew has put in a great deal of time and dedication into his training. Gaining an NVQ Level 2 qualification in Horticulture, Matthew went on to become an apprentice at Sibbatofted Manor, learning and developing the skills he possesses today.

From this, Matthew was able to develop his skills and confidence in the sector resulting in him eventually registering as a sole trader in May. Since then, his work has really taken off!

Matthew admitted: “It would mean a lot to me winning the On The Tools Award.”

“Please vote for me.”

So what do you think? Who should win the On The Tools award? Cast your vote now!

Want to have your say in some of our other awards? Take a look at some of the other shortlisted tradesmen up for awards here.

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