Electrician Lights Up Britain’s Top Tradesperson Contest

Karl Mather, a NICEIC registered electrician from Wigan, has been highly commended in the 2017 Screwfix ‘Britain’s Top Tradesperson’ competition.

Mather, who is the owner of KDM Electrical, was up for the top prize in the recent contest to name the nation’s best tradesperson. The competition is now in its eighth year and was created to recognise exceptional talent and commitment to the industry across the UK.

More than 5,000 tradespeople entered this year’s competition, with the hope of winning a new Toyota Proace or Hilux vehicle, worth £32,000. Mather was one of the eight finalists who made it through to the grand final at Wembley.

Judges commended Mather on his in-depth industry knowledge and willingness to go above and beyond for his customers. Throughout his career, he has regularly taken part in activities for charity as well as supporting those in need. Mather was in the news earlier this year when he both paid for and fitted a new heating system for an elderly couple who could not afford to replace an old heater.

“I’m over to moon to have been highly commended in this competition,’ says Mather.

“I was able to showcase the variety of electrical challenges I’ve achieved for my customers, but also how important it is for me to support those in need. I met a great bunch of tradespeople at the final who all really knew their stuff, so I’m thrilled to have been given this award.”

Graham Smith, Screwfix’s marketing director, comments, “Karl stood out with his ethos of going the extra mile and this was clearly shown through his high standard of work and going above and beyond to support individuals in need.”

CEO of NICEIC Emma Clancy also added: “It is not surprising that Karl was highly recommended. He is a credit to the industry and his dedication and genuine care for his customers really make him a stand out tradesperson. I am proud to have him as a NICEIC registrant.”

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