A CARDIGAN plumbing and heating engineer has taken the top prize for Wales and Northern Ireland in this year’s national Heating Installer Awards after seeing off stiff competition from entries across the region.

A panel of industry experts crowned Steven Calvert the winner and he will now go through to the national final. Steven impressed the judges with his attention to detail and continued hard work.

The awards scheme, now in its fifth 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.

Representatives from the awards’ partners, CIPHE, Danfoss, Glow-worm, Polypipe, and Stelrad as well as media partner Installer magazine, judged the entries on problem solving, product knowledge and stand out work. The panel was also joined by the 2019 Heating Installer Awards winner, Tony Dumble.

Steven said: “We enter every year, we like to push ourselves and go out there and compete against the best in the country. We won for Wales last year and we have again this year which we’re extremely happy about!

“From what I can see the awards have grown year on year so it’s getting harder, which just pushes us to keep our standards up and winning the region proves we’re doing just that.”

You can help Steven to be crowned the 2020 Heating Installer Awards national winner by visiting the Heating Installer Awards website and casting your vote.

Voting closes at midnight on April 24. Your vote will contribute to the public vote which will make up a third of Steven’s overall score, alongside the judges’ scores and the scores from a technical challenge set for all nine regional winners by Tony Dumble.

The winner will be announced on May 13 at Installer2020, the UK’s national plumbing and heating show.