An award recognising Tradespeople who have made difference to a worthy cause in their local community. The category is proudly sponsored by Band of Builders.
The winner of this category will be decided by public vote. Click on the vote now button to make your vote!
The shortlist is as follows;
Why Johnathan wants to win..
I consider myself for this award cause I believe in supporting all capabilities in our industry school leavers, apprentices to sole traders. Using social media 24/7 I offer my experience to support both emotionally and technically which is vital for individuals to survive through new technology and emotions of stress
Many occasions I have offered support to fellow engineers during weekends to assist with business support, quoting and even emergency work, social media has allowed me to contact asisting with installesr confidence and encourage them with their goals
Also considering my lecturing and self employment experience I truly belief in effecting others by all means and methods possible, leading by example, offer guidance, setting professional standards with others. I have established training centres across the uk and produced over 30 educational videos for YouTube.
With this I would like to promote my other charity work, personally with homeless awareness and to support @heroes_of_heat, which is full of passionate, knowledgeable installers.
Why Kevin wants to win..
"Wow, this is humbling to say the least!!
I’ve been involved with Band of Builders (BoB) since the start, but even before that I had for years been doing work for free - utilising my skills to benefit those in need of help. I am a great believer of those that can help, should help.
Since being part of BoB I have been involved with the Rocklands School project in Lichfield, attending everyday of the build to create a sensory garden for pupils with special needs.
I have also given up 11 weekends and then a full 8 days working at the Lee Rigby House, Oakamoor - creating a peaceful retreat for families affected by the loss of a family member whilst they are in the armed forces.
I feel humbled to have just been nominated for any kind of recognition, I do not strive for it and is never a factor in me being so driven to help and support others.
I’m fortunate to have a skill set that enables me to turn my hand to most things and in consequence, I’m able to help in a multitude of situations.
If I could afford not to work, and still support my family, I’d devote the rest of my days to helping others for free.
I get an enormous sense of satisfaction from knowing that in a small way, I’m helping to make a positive difference to peoples lives.
I wish I could thank everyone that has put my name forward, it is totally overwhelming"