A CARDIGAN plumbing and heating engineer has picked up a top national award.

Steven Calvert of S Calvert Plumbing and Heating, has been announced as the regional winner for Wales in this year’s national Heating Installer Awards.

The awards scheme, now in its fourth year, recognises the achievements and raises the credibility of plumbers and heating installers across the country who deliver excellent customer service on a daily basis.

Earlier this month, a panel of industry experts met to judge the entries submitted from across the UK in order to select the 11 regional winners, who will now go through to the national final.

After stiff competition, the judges crowned Steven the winner for Wales. His stand-out entry was focused around an impressive and highly technical renovation of Newcastle Emlyn Dental Surgery’s heating and commercial hot water set-up.

Steven said: “Having put myself against the best in the country, it’s great to get this kind of recognition for not only myself, but for the heating and plumbing community in Wales as a whole.

“The industry means a lot to me and I always try to think outside the box to make a difference with the work I do, so to be awarded this prestigious title is amazing.”

The judges’ scores for the finalists will be carried forward to the next round, in which all regional finalists will complete a peer-reviewed technical challenge.

The finalists’ scores for this, together with a public vote and judges’ scores, will decide the national winner, who will be announced at Installer2019, the UK’s national plumbing and heating show.

To vote for Steven to be crowned the national winner of the Heating Installer Awards 2019, visit heatinginstallerawards.co.uk/regional-winners/ where you can also read more about all of the regional finalists. Voting closes on April 24.