Story: COLIN DAWSON
How do you fancy a brand new Renault van – for free? Well, here’s your chance – Renault UK has teamed up with Screwfix and national newspaper the Daily Star to find Britain’s Top Tradesman 2012. Whoever wins the 2012 competition will be entitled to select a van up to an on-the-road value of £27,000 from the Renault range.
Could one of Renault’s 100% electric Kangoo Van Z.E vehicles be ideal for an electrician? Perhaps a team of hard-working roofers or glaziers could make excellent use of a Renault Master Crew Van.
The annual competition, which last year attracted more than 3,000 entries from business van users, is open to all types of tradesmen, whether builders, plumbers, electricians or handymen, and seeks to crown someone who not only provides exceptional standards of service, but who also goes that extra mile for customer satisfaction.
Screwfix marketing director John Mewett said: “The past 12 months have seen many tradesmen diversify and experiment to improve their business – from embracing new technology to be more efficient, to welcoming young apprentices into their business. Tradesmen really are the foundation of any community, ensuring homes and businesses are fit for purpose. This competition has been created to recognise them and the vital work they carry out.”
Renault UK Marketing Director Phil York told Business Vans: “We are delighted to be working with Screwfix and the Daily Star newspaper by offering a van to the winner of the 2012 Top Tradesman of the Year competition. I am sure the winner will find the perfect match for their business van needs from our extensive range.
“In addition to the tremendous value and workmanlike qualities of Renault’s LCV range, new Renault vans come available with the 4+ package – meaning four years warranty, roadside cover, servicing and finance if applicable.”
Tradesmen wishing to enter the contest have until 8 October to submit applications, after which selected regional finalists will go head-to-head. The grand final to determine Britain’s Top Tradesman 2012 and the winner of a brand new business van will be held in November.
For more details and to lodge an entry, visit a Screwfix store or the company’s website at: www.screwfix.com/btt.