Markyate horticulturist in the running for national award

PUBLISHED: 17:04 27 August 2019 | UPDATED: 17:04 27 August 2019

Markyate horticulturist Paul Cramp is in the running to be named Britain's Top Tradesperson. Picture: McCann PR

Markyate horticulturist Paul Cramp is in the running to be named Britain's Top Tradesperson. Picture: McCann PR

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A horticulturist from Markyate has progressed to the semi-final in Screwfix's competition to find Britain's top tradeperson.

Paul Cramp runs Amberley Garden Services, a company which provides garden maintenance, design and horticultural consultancy.

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The competition had over 1,000 entries, but only 10 will make it to the live final in September. During the semi-final, Screwfix representatives will interview Paul about his business, trade skills, customer service and ambitions.

Paul said: "There is a serious shortage of skilled horticulturists in the UK and my agenda is to raise the profile of the trade."

The winner will receive £20,000 in tools, tech and future training.

Director of brand and marketing at Screwfix Caroline Welsh said: "We are looking for phenomenal tradespeople who go that extra mile for their customers."

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