Kevin Skeith, 39, a flooring specialist from Sleaford, has been crowned UK Worker of the Year 2016, winning a Honda Crosstourer 1200cc motorbike and a year’s free shopping at ASDA.
Kevin attended Brands Hatch over the weekend, along with five other finalists, all vying to become UK Worker of the Year, a competition run by workwear brand Dickies, in association with Honda and ASDA.
An overwhelmed and shocked Kevin commented: “It still has not sunk in that I have won the UK Worker of the Year competition, I genuinely love my job and have been a self employed flooring specialist for the last 18 years. I take great pride in what I do and I get tremendous satisfaction from it every day.
“I am a massive British Superbike fan and I am delighted to win the motorbike and I am looking forward to taking it for a spin. I would like to thank Dickies for organising such a fantastic competition.”
Kevin a father of two, sources, orders and fits all the flooring used, he also provides all quotes and estimates, devises marketing and advertising plans and maintains the tools that are crucial to his job.
He has a built up a strong reputation over the years and he gains his work through social media and word of mouth.
Rob Haines, sales director at Dickies said: “Sitting on this year’s judging panel was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. All six finalists were incredibly deserving of their position in this year’s final, but it was Kevin’s passion and dedication to his job that made him stand out to me.”
Kevin had the opportunity to choose a luxury holiday or from a choice of several Honda vehicles, including a Jazz car, motorbike, rib boat, as well as a years shopping from ASDA. The chance to win a potentially life changing £250,000 should they correctly predict the outcome of the top six rider positions in the weekend MCE British Superbike race was missed.
This year’s £2,000 in holiday vouchers runner up prize went to electrician Christine Vaghela with electronics engineer Paul Harris scooping £1,000 in holiday vouchers after finishing third.