Richard is in with the bricks
AN ALLOA brick layer took part in the regional final of a competition to find Britain's Top Tradesman.
Richard Maxwell saw off competition from more than 3,000 tradesmen to be named a finalist in the contest organised by equipment supplier Screwfix.
He is now in with a chance of winning a Renault van worth £27,000, if he gets through to the national final, and is keeping his fingers crossed that he has impressed the judges in Scotland.
The 26-year-old, who trades under the name RDM Elite, has competed against other finalists from Scotland, with the winner to go head-to-head with up to 10 other finalists from across the UK to win the vehicle and the national title.
Richard is keen to prove that he has all of the skills and qualifications necessary to deliver a superior level of work.
He wants to encourage people to give younger tradesmen a chance as he often finds that people do not take him seriously because of this age.
Richard said, "I'm an extremely competent tradesman with a strong work ethic. I always do the best I can and often go beyond the job needed. I want to make sure all of my clients are happy with the work I have done as it is often difficult to secure work as a younger tradesman in the industry."
Screwfix marketing director John Mewett said, "We've been overwhelmed by the response and have enjoyed reading some impressive and amusing stories along the way.
"Richard and our other finalists have demonstrated their willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done and it's certainly not easy task to pick the winner."
Britain's Top Tradesman is a nationwide search to find and recognise
the best builders, helpful handymen, exceptional electricians and perfect plumbers that keep the UK's homes and businesses in top condition.
The heat in Scotland took place at the Glasgow Possil Park Screwfix store on Saracen Way, on 15 October.
Richard took part in a number of challenges to find out if he's got what it takes to be crowned the regional winner with the results still to be announced.
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 22 Oct 12
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Oct 22, 21:40
You are what we need, young people with a trade in this country
My son used a similar aged person in his house and he did a brilliant job.
So I wish you well in the future
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Oct 26, 00:14
Too many are determined to get university degrees when there are not enough jobs for them all. This is primarily down to peer pressure. Parents do not encourage children into trades. It is all about the degree. When they are unemployed does the degree put food on the table?
This young man proves that a trade is still a very worthwhile profession. It has always has been. Brickies, electricians, plumbers etc are never unemployed.
Many uni graduates never get a worthwhile profession.
Question: What does an Electrician say to an Arts Graduate?
Answer: Put more salt on my chips please.
Recommend? Yes 4 No 0
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