Markyate horticulturist in the running for national award

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

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

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.

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."