A CARDIGAN plumber is in the running to be named UK Plumber of the Year 2019 – and he now needs your vote to help him succeed.

Steven Calvert has been announced on an exclusive shortlist to win the prestigious title.

Launched by JT, the UK’s leading shower tray manufacturer in partnership with Bristan, the UK’s largest shower and tap company and Wolseley, the competition aims to find the nation’s top plumbing talent.

After being overwhelmed with thousands of entries from all over the UK, a judging panel from partners Watersafe has whitled down that list and selected Steven as one of only 10 plumbers to go into the final stage of the competition.

Marking five years since the competition began, UK Plumber of the Year has continued to call together the nation’s plumbers in a bid to find Britain’s finest. The competition is designed to reward and recognise the talents within the UK’s plumbing industry and ask entrants to demonstrate their plumbing, service and business skills.

The five plumbers with the most votes will be invited to an interview session with the judging panel, made up of experts from JT, Bristan, Wolseley and Watersafe, who will then decide the winner. The UK Plumber of the Year 2019 will win £15,000 worth of prizes.

Steven, of Calvert Plumbing and Heating, said: “I’ve worked in the industry for 15 years, and always aim to give each job 110 per cent, so I’m very happy to have been shortlisted”

John Schofield, sales and marketing director of JT, added: “Congratulations to Steven. We were particularly impressed with his vast knowledge and ability to design and install different systems to suit every allocation. We wish him the best of luck in the competition.”

To vote for Steven, go to ukplumberoftheyear.com. The deadline for votes is Thursday, August 22.