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Plumber scoops National Nectar Award

C & J Heating & Plumbing has won the Tradesperson of the Year prize at the Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2015.

Boasting business prowess and glowing customer testimonials, the family-owned company amazed the judging panel, including star of the BBC’s Dragon’s Den Sarah Willingham.

“C & J Heating & Plumbing is a really deserving winner of Nectar Business’ Tradesperson of the Year prize. Their specialist works in all aspects of domestic plumbing and heating, both for private individuals as well as large commercial companies, has been a huge success and is an inspiration,” Ms Willingham said.

“Britain has a great entrepreneurial appetite and SMEs are the backbone of our economy. I really was wowed by this year’s Nectar Business Small Business Award winners. All six winners reiterate that with hard work and a clear vision, anything’s possible. I hope that their achievements will motivate others to activate their own business ideas.”

C & J Heating & Plumbing director Lewis Howard (pictured) said: “This is really big for us as it’s the first national award that we’ve won, and it’s recognition of the hard work we’ve put in. My father set up the company in 1985 as a sole trader until I joined him when I left school with the plan to grow the business – we have continued to grow over the years and now have 45 members of staff.”

Mr Howard is also a judge for the H&V News Awards and will be considering entries in 2016.

The entry deadline is 20 November for next year’s H&V News Awards.

The event is an annual celebration of excellence, forward thinking and the highest achievements the entire HVAC and building services value chain has to offer - from contractors and consultants, installers, private building owners, service and maintenance companies, to BIM, retrofit and safety and training providers.

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