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HARRY TIMMS COMMENDED AT UK WORKER OF THE YEAR

HARRY TIMMS COMMENDED AT UK WORKER OF THE YEAR

Harry Timms, 26, a tree surgeon from Andover in Hampshire, narrowly missed out on the top three in this year’s UK Worker of the Year 2015, leaving the awards ceremony with £250 in Dickies Store vouchers and this year’s highly commended trophy.

Harry attended Brands Hatch over the weekend, along with five other finalists vying to become UK Worker of the Year, a competition run by globally recognised workwear brand Dickies.  Harry was announced in joint fourth place, behind eventual winner Katie Washbourne, and runners up Paul Middleton and Rebecca Rowlands.

Harry commented: “It’s been a great weekend and I really enjoyed my UK Worker of the Year experience. The other five finalists were all brilliant, and I cannot fault any decisions made by the judges. I’d like to thank Dickies again for this great opportunity.”

Harry, who runs his own company called H Timms Tree Management, is a lead climber and site foreman. Harry’s job involves tree removals, tree reductions, cutting hedges and site clearance.

Maurice Morton, sales and marketing director at Dickies said: “it was tough picking this year’s winner, as everyone presented themselves brilliantly during judging day. It was so tough, that in the end, we had to announce joint fourth place. Harry and the rest of the finalists were all great individuals with a precise love for their respective professions.”  

Katie Washbourne, a homicide case worker from Birmingham won this year’s prestigious title, scooping a £5,000 holiday and a year’s free shopping at ASDA. Second place and £2,00 in holiday vouchers went to railway engineer Paul Middleton, with builder Rebecca Rowlands taking this year’s £1,000 third place prize. The other highly commended were gymnastics coach John Walsh and motor vehicle lecturer Lisa Morgan.