Dickies has launched this year’s search for the UK Worker of the Year, after plumbing and heating engineer from Barnet, Chris Teale, scooped the 2014 title.

Now in its sixth year, the competition aims to recognise and reward excellence in the British workforce.

Sponsered by Dickies, in association with Kawasaki, this year’s winner will be able to choose between a Kawasaki Ninja 300 and holiday vouchers up to the value of £5,000.

They will also have the chance to win £100K cash at Brands Hatch at the final British Superbike meeting in October, should they predict the top 6 riders placing of the final BSB race.

Mr Teale won last year’s title after wowing the judges with his drive and passion for plumbing, and has urged his fellow plumbers to enter this year’s competition.

“Winning the competition has been great for me personally and my business. I would urge anyone who hears about the competition to have a go at entering or to nominate someone as an entrant. It costs nothing except a few minutes of time and those few minutes could prove to be incredibly worthwhile,” he said.

UK Worker of the Year is free to enter and is open to anyone who works in the UK aged 17 or over. The winner of UK Worker of the Year 2015 will be announced at Brands Hatch on the 18 October 2015.

Maurice Morton, sales & marketing director at Dickies added: “Given the on-going uncertainty that the country faces economically, a feel-good initiative of this type is more important than ever, to remind our nation’s work force that they have much to be proud of and look forward to.”

To find out more about the competition or to enter UK Worker of the Year 2015, visit www.ukworkeroftheyear.com.