Plumber of the Year 2018

Plumber of the Year

Plumber of the Year 2018


  • Shortlist revealed for the 2018 UK Plumber of the Year competition with local plumber Xohan Duran named as a finalist
  • Nationwide search narrowed down to two in London as finalists begin Vote for Me campaign
  • £10k Prize Fund up for grabs

Xohan Duran from North Finchley has today been announced on an exclusive shortlist to win the prestigious UK Plumber of the Year 2018 title. Launched by JT, the UK’s leading shower tray manufacturer in partnership with Bristan, the UK’s largest shower and tap company and Wolseley, the UK’s leading suppliers of plumbing and heating products, the competition aims to find the nation’s top plumbing talent.

After being overwhelmed with entries from all over the UK, a judging panel from partners Watersafe have selected Xohan Duran as one of two plumbers in London to go into the next stage of the competition. Xohan is the Managing Director of Squires and Duran Plumbing and Heating Ltd, a Which? trusted trader.

The public will now vote for who they believe deserves the title in each of the chosen regions (North England, South England, Midlands and West, London, Wales and Scotland), with the six regional finalists going through to the grand final to be crowned Plumber of the Year 2018.

Now in its fourth year, the competition called on plumbers nationwide to enter in a bid to find Britain’s finest. The competition is designed to reward and recognise the remarkable talent within the UK plumbing industry and ask entrants to demonstrate their plumbing, service and business skills. 

The six plumbers with the most regional votes will be invited to an interview session with the judging panel, made up of experts from JT, Bristan and Plumb Center, who will then decide the winner. The UK Plumber of the Year 2017 will win £10,000 worth of prizes, including JT, Bristan and Plumb Center products/vouchers, plus products from Proper Job Beer Rothenberger, CK Tools, Salamander, Filplastic, First Stop and BigWipes.

Xohan Duran is managing director of Squires and Duran Plumbing and Heating Ltd for 20 years . Xohan is also a speaker, he speaks about the dangers of gas and how he got started in business.

John Schofield, Sales & Marketing Director of JT, added: “We would like to congratulate Xohan on making the shortlist. We were particularly impressed with his enthusiasm and expertise and wish him the best of luck in the competition.”

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