Pro Installer July 2016 - Issue 40 - Page 35

35 PRO INSTALLER JULY 2016 PRO COMPETITIONS @proinstaller1 CALLING BUILDERS, PLUMBERS AND ELECTRICIANS Are you an electrician, builder or plumber? Would you like to win £250,000, a car, a motorbike, a boat and a whole lot of other goodies? Then the UK Worker of the Year competition is just what you are looking for. Now in its seventh year, the competition, organised by Dickies this year in association with ASDA and HONDA UK, is offering a range of amazing prizes. In addition to the opportunity of winning the whopping £250,000, there is a Honda Jazz car, a Honda Crosstourer 1200cc motorbike, a Honda Marine Rib boat, a year’s free shopping at ASDA, a luxury holiday and that’s just for the winner. There are more prizes available to our finalists, and spot prizes along the way. The competition is founded on the same principles as the Dickies work wear brand: excellence, professionalism and longevity. With a wide range of personal protective equipment (PPE) products suitable for electricians, builders and plumbers, Dickies knows what matters to you most when working. The personal protective clothing and equipment you use should only be of the highest quality, which is what you are guaranteed in the extensive Dickies range. Gary Barak, the event promoter, commented: “This competition is to demonstrate pride in the British workforce, and is open to everyone, regardless of whether you work on the shop floor or are a CEO.” The competition closes on 19th September, 2016. Plasterer wins football trial It’s easy to enter UK Worker of the Year 2016. Simply go to the competition’s website: You can also find out more about the competition if you visit the UK Worker of the Year Facebook page www.facebook. com/ukworkeroftheyear or @workeroftheyear on Twitter. St Helens plasterer River Humphreys, 25, has beaten off stiff competition from across the UK to win the Fiat Professional Tradesman Trials - a search to find a current tradesman who has the talent to make it as a professional footballer in the English Football League. River, a plasterer for Rob Ewan construction, was one of 20 tradesman footballers who took part in the trials day at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre. Former tradesmen turned professional footballers Stuart Pearce (electrician), Dean Windass (hod carrier) and Geoff Horsfield (builder) put the competitors through their paces, testing every aspect of their footballing ability. After a long day of training and footballing tests the judges eventually came to a unanimous decision that River was the most deserving participant, displaying a level of talent, dedication and temperament that they believe could see him succeed at a professional level in the English Football League. Previously a runner-up on TV competition Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker, and centre half for Runcorn Linnets FC, River has selected League One side Rochdale AFC and now has the chance to earn himself a full-time professional contract. Previously an academy player at both Everton and Wrexham, River also wins a cheque for £2,000. He said: “It’s a weird feeling. I’m looking forward to my month at Rochdale and