Montrose man is second-friendliest plumber in UK!

A LOCAL man has been named runner-up in a national contest to find Britain’s Favourite Plumber 2011 - out of more than 300 entrants.

Steven Grant (23), who works for Pert Bruce, was honoured in the competition organised by City Plumbing Supplies.

Steven was nominated and voted for by his customers for his great customer service and always going the extra mile.

When the Review learned the good news we tracked him down, working on a contract in Auchterarder.

He told us he is a native of the area, and attended St Cyrus Primary School and Arbroath Academy.

Why did he become a plumber? He had always fancied the work, and joined W.W. Pert from school. Plus, his grandfather had been a plumber.

He enjoys the work, and also likes ‘a crack’ with customers and fellow tradesmen.

Steven relishes the outdoor life, and likes camping and hillwalking.

Recent jobs have included working on Stonehaven Town Hall, and Arbuthnott House.

His employers are also delighted with Steven, and told us: “He is a very good all-round plumber and fully understands all aspects of plumbing, heating and renewable installations for someone so young.”

Sherri Skene, marketing manager of City Plumbing Supplies said: “We’re delighted to be able to recognise and reward Steven for his hard work and commitment to the profession.”

Steven receives £100 to spend in City Plumbing Supplies.

The overall winner was plumber Dawn Venzetti from Medway in Kent.