Logo for SGS's Local Hero Awards 2024

Could you be 2024’s Local Hero?

SGS Engineering’s annual Local Hero Awards are under way for 2024. The gas struts manufacturer and tool retailer is once again asking the country to nominate a generous tradesperson, to showcase the most thoughtful plumbers, builders, mechanics, electricians, joiners, gardeners, and tradespeople who have put others first with their kindness and generosity.

One national winner will be awarded a £1,000 cash prize and up to five regional winners will each take home cash prizes worth £250.

In 2023, Chris Griffiths, of Unique Heating and Bathrooms in Neston on the Wirral, won for offering half-price work for OAPs and doing some small jobs free to help people in his area. Chris also donated his cash prize to fund good work in his local community, proving himself to be a worthy local hero.

SGS Engineering CEO Neil Sansom says: “Previous years of the awards have shone a light on some of the wonderful tradespeople across the UK who are going above and beyond for their customers and the public.

“We heard about so many acts of kindness by others. Graham Nash of Pinnacle Builders in Leeds was voted the winner in 2021 for his work repairing the damage done by cowboy builders, and James Anderson of D.E.P.H.E.R. in Burnley won in 2022 for offering community plumbing work for vulnerable and elderly individuals.

“We believe that these selfless people and their acts of kindness should be celebrated, and that’s why we’re excited to launch the fourth edition of the Local Hero Awards.”

You can nominate a local hero here and nominations close on 30 April 2024. SGS will draw up a shortlist of finalists, announced on 3 May, when a poll will open so that the public can vote. The overall national winner and five regional winners will be crowned on 10 May 2024.

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