This year, the competition will be promoted around the country, beginning at the British Superbike Championship meeting at Brands Hatch on 18th April.
Mark Hughes, an electrician from Henley on Thames, finished third in last year’s competition, scooping £1,000 in holiday vouchers. He said, ‘I am amazed I got into the final eight of a national competition. To finish third is an unbelievable achievement for me personally. I’ve enjoyed every minute and I’m delighted to have been rewarded for my work.’
Like last year’s competition, UK Worker of the Year for 2014 will be sponsored by Dickies, in association with Suzuki. The winner this time round will have the choice to take home a Suzuki S-Cross car, a Suzuki V-Strom 1000 motorcycle or a Suzuki ATV Quad. However, in addition to these fabulous prizes, the lucky winner will also have the chance to win a cash prize of £100,000 this time round.
The winner of the competition will be announced at the final round of the British Superbike meeting at Brands Hatch on 18th October. The winner will then also be given the opportunity to predict the outcome of a race on the final day and potentially win £100,000 pounds. Runners up in the competition will receive thousands of pounds in holiday vouchers.
In 2013, Judi James, a farmer from Littlebreddy in Dorchester was crowned the fourth UK Worker of the Year at the awards evening at the Madejski Stadium in Reading, wowing the audience at last year’s gala event with her passion and drive for farming.
‘This competition has changed my life and the car will help me so much with my work. I would urge anyone who hears about the competition to have a go at entering or to nominate someone as an entrant. It costs nothing except a few minutes of time and those few minutes could prove to be incredibly worthwhile,’ said Judi.
Maurice Morton, sales & marketing director at Dickies said, ‘Given the ongoing uncertainty that the country faces economically, a feelgood initiative of this type is more important than ever to remind our nation’s work force that they have much to be proud of and look forward to. Our exciting changes to this year’s competition keep the UK WOTY competition’s ongoing wow factor firmly in place.’
UK Worker of the Year is a ‘free to enter’ competition and is open to anyone aged 17 or over (on the date of the launch), who works in the UK.
To enter UK Worker of the Year 2014 or to find out more about the competition visit: www.ukworkeroftheyear.com