Winners of previous awards have realised significant business benefits through their wins. Here's what they had to say:
Martin Daly - Winner of Joiner of the Year 2017
"The On The Tools Awards ceremony was an absolute fantastic event. There is not a lot of recognition in the Construction industry so having these awards in which we can celebrate just how hard tradesmen and women work in becoming the best is a real positive to the industry.
Winning the title of best joiner has had a massive impact on our company. Holding this title gives a lot of customers trust in your work which is the main problem with customers and Tradespeople in the modern day. In the past few months our business page has exploded with followers, with us now having a massive 124,000 people liking and sharing our posts, we are now completely booked out until the end of the year.
I would massively recommend everyone to get involved in the awards to receive the recognition they deserve."
Chris Mellor Dolman, Head of Scruffs Marketing, Scruffs - Winner of Best Boot and Best Workwear Brand 2016 & 2017
"The 2017 OTT Awards event was a resounding success. Far from being the usual stuffy affair, it was a fast-paced celebration of the industry with a great atmosphere that was well organised. Driven by sharp-witted compere Justin Moorhouse the whole package - including food, drink and entertainment were top notch.
Hugely proud of our double OTT Awards win we were resolute in creating a dedicated campaign to maximise awareness. We incorporated the winner’s logo in to all of our visual marketing such as catalogues and websites, and drove communications through customer and trade end user channels using social media and PR to great effect.
We’d definitely recommend getting involved in the OTT Awards. In our experience, having won two years in a row, it’s a fantastic accolade for any brand in our industry. There’s no greater recognition than being voted ‘best in class’ by genuine tradespeople."
Joshua Lang - Winner of Electrician of the Year 2017
"The awards ceremony was fantastic with great entertainment everything was thought of in great detail to ensure attendees had a brilliant night.
I have been promoting myself as Electrician Of The Year 2017 and this has lead to a huge influx of work for me and also job offers from other Electrical companies.
I would recommend the awards to everybody who works as a Trade, it rewards you for doing your everyday job and getting recognised is a moral boost in itself.
It has definitely been a benefit to my career with promotions etc handed to me and the company I work for have given me more opportunities to progress further within my role.
If somebody was to nominate me again this year I would definitely return to the awards for another fantastic night!"