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JOHN WALSH COMMENDED AT UK WORKER OF THE YEAR 2015 AWARDS

JOHN WALSH COMMENDED AT UK WORKER OF THE YEAR 2015 AWARDS

John Walsh, 54, a gymnastics coach and builder from Bolton, 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.

John 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.  John was announced in joint fourth place, behind eventual winner Katie Washbourne, and runners up Paul Middleton and Rebecca Rowlands.

John 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.”

John is a builder and glazier, but also spends his spare time preparing young gymnasts in Bolton and Preston. John takes great pride in his work, and drives to Preston four days a week to ensure his young gymnasts are ready to compete in regional and international competitions.

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. John 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 tree surgeon Harry Timms and motor vehicle lecturer Lisa Morgan.