A Brighton & Hove plumber has been nominated to receive the 'Best UK Plumber' award at the UK Trade Awards 2014.

Bishops Plumbers has been nominated for a chance to be named not only as the 'Best UK Plumber', but also as 'The UK's Best Trader 2014'.

Localtraders.com launched the UK Trade Awards 2014 to promote and champion the work of local traders all over the UK in a bid to try and change perceptions, and all entries will be promoted through its communication platforms in order to encourage local business growth.

The company, which was founded by then-19-year-old Sam Bishop (pictured), was established in 2007 and now has a growing team of more than 10 professionals. Despite the recession, Mr Bishop worked hard to establish his business by self-financing. The company has also introduced a senior citizen discount, as well as a customer loyalty card.

Mr Bishop said: “Looking after our customers is key to our success and it’s the only way to ensure repeat business. If our customers are happy, they’ll use us again. Our Checkatrade and Google reviews are a reflection of our customer service and our customer loyalty discount card has proven very popular.”

The top nominees for each trade will be invited to an awards ceremony, where winners will be announced and prizes given out. Trades being recognised are builders, carpenters and joiners, electricians, painters and decorators, roofers, tilers, fence installers, plasterers, window and door fitters, flooring and carpet fitters and landscape gardeners. Entries received from other local trades will also be considered to receive an award.

All individual winners will then be in the running to receive the overall winner award and be crowned The UK's Best Trader 2014.

To nominate your business or that of a deserving local tradesman, visit www.localtraders.com/uk-trade-awards. Voting closes in September 2014.