THE annual Britain’s Top Tradesperson competition has launched.

It is being organised by Screwfix which has a number of stores across Sussex.

The event is held to highlight and recognise the great job that plumbers, electricians, carpenters, builders and many more tradesmen and women do in the region.

Tradespeople have the chance to be celebrated and rewarded for the work they deliver to customers by keeping homes and businesses in the area in tip-top condition.

This year’s winner will win a brand new £32,000 Toyota PROACE or Hilux.

Screwfix will select the best tradespeople to face-off in regional heats.

From there, eight finalists from across the UK will head to Wembley for the national finale in Jul, where they will compete in front of an esteemed judging panel consisting of industry experts.

Last year Richie Maxwell, a third-generation bricklayer, walked away with the title after successfully beating 6,000 entrants.

He said: “Winning this competition has completely transformed my business and brought in more opportunities.

“There is nothing like Britain’s Top Tradesperson out there so it is great to get some well-deserved recognition and give my business the seal of approval it deserves.

“I would definitely encourage other tradespeople to enter, there’s nothing to lose and a lot to gain!”

The Britain’s Top Tradesperson Award is given to those tradespeople who can prove they excel in their trade.

Whether you’ve just started your own company, taken a course to upgrade your skill-set, or have an engaging social media presence than you should apply.

Entries are accepted until June 4 with regional finalists selected and facing off later that month.

In July the finalists will compete at the national finale, with the overall winner being named Britain’s Top Tradesperson 2017.

To enter you can go into your Screwfix store or go to where you can also find further details.