War veteran from Stamford is in the running for tradesperson prize

Dan Twiddy EMN-160622-134135001
Dan Twiddy EMN-160622-134135001
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An Iraq war veteran who turned his life around after sustaining serious injuries to become a plasterer is in the running to be named Britain’s Top Tradesperson.

Dan Twiddy has been selected as one of five regional finalists in the annual search by Screwfix to find and reward Britain’s Top Tradesperson.

The 35-year-old has seen off competition from tradesmen and women from across the East and is now one step closer to heading to the national final at Wembley, which will be held in July. There, the overall winner will receive the coveted title, along with a car worth £32,000.

But before that, Daniel has to impress the judges at the regional final and will go head-to-head with the other regional finalists on Monday. The finalists will take part in a number of tasks to find out if they’ve got what it takes to be crowned the regional winner.

Dan has been in the plastering trade for nine years. He suffered serious injuries in a friendly fire incident while serving in Iraq but after three years in rehabilitation, he decided to change his career.

He believes his strong work ethic, high standards and attention to detail will help him to stand out from the crowd.

Dan said: “I started out taking on small jobs for family and friends to gain experience and confidence. I used the money I received to build up my tool collection and buy a van. Locals in the area soon heard of my business and now it is going from strength to strength. I am so proud of all of my accomplishments.

“Winning the title of Britain’s Top Tradesperson would a dream come true.”