Today marks World Plumbing Day and, following the success of the competition's inaugural year in 2015, Plumb Center has joined forces with JT and Bristan to become a partner for the 2016 UK Plumber of the Year.

This year's UK Plumber of the Year will launch on 4 April, when the search begins to find the finest plumber of 2016, rewarding them for their knowledge, service and passion towards fixing the nation's bathrooms.

After a number of strong entrants, last year’s competition saw Josh Colbert from Cambridgeshire win the award for not only his skills and industry knowledge, but for his true passion for the trade.

Mr Colbert said: "Winning last year came as a complete shock, I couldn't believe it when I got the call. I am so grateful for not only the reward itself and amazing prizes that came with it, but the fantastic media exposure I received which generated new opportunities for my business.”

A panel of experts from JT, Bristan and Plumb Center will judge the 2016 competition. Plumbers will need to come armed with the tools and knowledge to show they're worthy of being crowned the best in their field and winning the ultimate prize pot, which will be revealed in April.