Whittled down from more than 650 candidates who entered the competition, the eight finalists were put through a gruelling day of challenges comprising nine separate tasks designed to assess their abilities across a range of disciplines including testing, fault finding, conduit bending, tray manufacturing and safe isolation, as well as a Virtual Reality test. Zach Swift was announced the winner at a BBQ and awards ceremony which took place on the same evening at the nearby Belfry Hotel. Handing over the prizes were Alan Wells, technical and standards director at Certsure; Neil Baldwin, sales and commercial director at Scolmore Group Company, ESP, and Billy Byrne, star of TV’s DIY SOS. Zach was presented with a holiday voucher worth £2,000. Runner up Morne Louw, 30, from Barnsley received a holiday voucher worth £750, while third place went to Matt Jones, 32, from Bristol who received a £250 holiday voucher. All eight finalists were given an engraved glass trophy, an iPad and a kit bag containing an array of Scolmore’s electrical accessories.