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REBECCA ROWLANDS SCOOPS THIRD PLACE AT UK WORKER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

REBECCA ROWLANDS SCOOPS THIRD PLACE AT UK WORKER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Rebecca Rowlands, 37, a builder from Chapel-en-le-Frith in Derbyshire, has finished third in this year’s UK Worker of the Year competition, scooping £1,000 in holiday vouchers.

Rebecca 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.  Rebecca was beaten to the award by homicide case worker Katie Washbourne and railway engineer Paul Middleton, who finished first and second respectively.

Rebecca commented: “It’s been a great weekend and I really enjoyed meeting everyone. I’m delighted to have finished third and I’d like to thank Dickies for running such a fabulous initiative, which recognises and rewards hard work in our country’s workforce.

Rebecca runs a modern day building company called Oakfield Home Improvements. Her job involves a variety of different tasks, from actively selling her service to potential clients, to helping install stone roofs on 150 year-old buildings. Rebecca prides herself on outstanding customer service and quality finish.

Maurice Morton, sales and marketing director at Dickies said: “It’s been a fantastic competition and Rebecca deserves every bit of recognition she receives. I’d like to congratulate Rebecca and our other five finalists, who were all brilliant. We’ve never had a judging day that has been so close and where all of our finalists could have won the competition.”  

Rebecca missed out on this year’s title and a chance of a Kawasaki Ninja 300 or a £5,000 holiday and a year’s free shopping at ASDA, which was won by homicide case worker Katie Washbourne. Second place went to railway engineer Paul Middleton, who left Brands Hatch with £2,000 in holiday vouchers. This year’s highly commended were motor vehicle lecturer Lisa Morgan, gymnastics coach and builder John Walsh and tree surgeon Harry Timms.