Do you know a tradesperson worthy of a lockdown hero award?

People here are being encouraged to nominate tradespeople in their area who have gone above and beyond to help out their local community during the Covid-19 pandemic (since March 2020) for a National Award.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 8:55 am

The ‘local hero’ awards, which have been launched by UK manufacturer and retailer SGS Engineering, are designed to celebrate the most generous and thoughtful plumbers, builders, electricians, joiners, gardeners, and mechanics who offered valued help to those in need, as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.

One national winner will be awarded a £1,000 cash prize and a Kielder Tool Kit worth over £500, while up to five regional winners will each take home cash prizes worth £250.

Dave Gordon, General Manager at SGS Engineering explained: “We’ve heard so many stories about tradespeople helping out their communities – whether that’s doing free MOTs for key workers or even gardening for those who are shielding – and we’ve felt incredibly proud to be part of such a committed and caring industry.

Is there a LOCAL HERO in your area? National tradespeople awards open for entries

“We wanted to recognise those individuals and businesses who really went out of their way to support people in need in their local areas, so we decided to launch these local hero awards.

“We look forward to seeing all the entries and reading about all the amazing work that people have been doing.”

Nominating someone for a local hero award is free and easy to do via the dedicated entry form. Those making a nomination are encouraged to share information about the tradesperson who helped them (or a friend/family member), what they did, and when they did it. Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday, March 7.

Further information about the Local Hero Awards can be found at: