This year’s UK Plumber of the Year competition will launch on 23 April, when the search will begin to find the finest plumbers of 2018.

The 2018 competition will see the introduction of regional heats, awarding the title to one plumber from six regions: North England, South England, Midlands and West, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. A final winner will then be chosen.

The judging panel for 2018 will be made up of official judging partner, WaterSafe, as well as experts from JT, Bristan and Wolseley Plumb Center. During the regional heats, the panel will shortlist three of the best each region based upon their application. These three will then go through to the “Vote for Me” process, where they will campaign to get as many public votes as possible.

The finalists from each region with the most votes will be crowned ‘Region’ UK Plumber of the Year 2018. The six regional winners will then go head-to-head for the overall coveted title of UK Plumber of the Year 2018.

To enter, plumbers simply need to detail one job which showed the full extent of their plumbing prowess, and describe how it sets them apart from the rest.

2017 Plumber of the Year, Drew Styles, said: “I definitely recommend the competition for all plumbers across the UK to get involved in. The support has been overwhelming and the prizes are just the cherry on the cake. I always try to make sure the service I deliver is the highest quality, and to receive recognition for that is amazing!”

Stay up to date with the competition by following @UKPOTY on Twitter, UKPlumberoftheYear on Facebook, and visiting