Daniel Martins named winner of SkillPLUMB Midlands heat

Daniel Martins of Briggs & Forrester Group and EAS Mechanical/BEST has been named winner of the SkillPLUMB English Midlands heat.

Held at South & City College Birmingham on 2nd June, the event brought together students from across the region to compete for a chance to be SkillPLUMB UK Champion.

Eighteen-year-old Daniel was joined by Matthew Jakeman of Pronto Plumber and Bedford College, in second place, and Adam Neighbour of Mark Smith Plumbing & Heating and Basingstoke College of Technology in third place.

The highest scoring competitors from all heats around the UK will be invited to the UK SkillPLUMB final, taking place at the WorldSkills UK Skills Show in November, at the Birmingham NEC.

“It’s great to have won, I’m really proud that I did my best and it’s paid off,” said Daniel. “All the competitors were working to a really high standard, so to be named the winner is fantastic. I’d like to say thanks to my college and employer for their support along the way.”

The North of England heat will be the next event to take place on 16th June at Hartlepool College of FE. SkillPLUMB has The Copper Initiative as its premier sponsor and is organised by BPEC.