MyHammer crowns its Tradesperson of the Year for 2011

A tradesman from Lancashire has been named by 2011 Tradesperson of the Year by comparison site MyHammer and HSS Hire in new competition.

Sonny Tatlock, 32, has won the national competition and beat 66 other tradesmen to win this year’s competition. Sonny received the highest amounts of votes in the competition and wowed the judging panel, which was led by John Russell, the construction expert from Channel 5’s Cowboy Builders.

According to Sonny, “Winning this competition means a great deal to me – it’s nice to feel appreciated. I now get about 50-60% of my work from MyHammer. Physical feedback is really important – people need workmen they can trust and it’s easy for someone to recommend you, but to have more than 20 people all recommending you is priceless”.

John Russell spoke after the announcement, saying that despite the recession, now is a good a time as any to start up your own business as a tradesman. The leading judge on the panel said:

“It is a time of great opportunity for tradesmen and women. The property market is in freefall and so people look to improve rather than move. Sonny is a great example of what’s possible for hard working, competent trades people – there’s nothing more powerful that word of mouth recommendations. His customers are using MyHammer to tell others what a great job he did. This award gives Sonny another quality mark for future customers.”

As a result of winning the competition, Sonny wins a host of prizes, including £1000 to spend in HSS Hire, a year’s membership to MyHammer, a year’s supply of Gorilla Glue and Gorilla Tape, a fishing weekend at The Beachbrow Hotel, a Veebeam (PC to TV streaming gadget), Kärcher DIY Multi-Purpose Vac, plus the ‘Tradesperson of the Year 2011’ logo to use on all promotional material.

For those of you who don’t know what MyHammer is, it’s the number 1 website in the UK for finding tradesmen in your area. And if you have a good reputation with positive reviews on MyHammer and similar sites, then you are more likely to win more work for yourself as a self-employed plumber, electrician or builder.


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Posted on June 24, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, DIY, Electrical News, electrician, electrician courses, electrician jobs, plumbing, plumbing courses, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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