All entries for On The Tools Awards are independently judged by a carefully selected panel of industry experts and insiders.

The 2019 judging panel is as follows:

Lee Wilcox

CEO, On The Tools Ltd |

An enthusiast of all things tech and social media related - Lee Wilcox is the 33 year year old co-founder and CEO of On the Tools. In the space of three years ‘On the Tools’ has become the biggest Construction Community in the world with over 2 million followers across their social media channels. Lee also consults for brands in the construction industry on their social media strategy.

Andy Taylor

Commercial Director, On The Tools Ltd |

Andy has a wealth of senior level commercial experience within a wide range of industries. Most recently he created, developed and implemented a franchise opportunity within small sided football which grew from an idea into a seven figure global business with franchises across four continents.

An early investor in On The Tools, he joined the team full time in May 2016 and has been instrumental in the income growth of the business ever since. He has held a lifelong passion for conservation and is currently a non-exec Director of Dudley Zoo where he is an active member of the board of trustees.

Adam Barrie

Creative Director, On The Tools Ltd |

Adam started his career as an apprentice in the construction industry. Over the next 12 years he had a number of roles including; interior fit-outs and shop fitting; site supervisor; site manager and project manager before setting up his own business refurbishing offices. Also Co - Founder, Adam joined On The Tools full-time in 2015 as Creative Director where he oversees the production and creative teams. Adam’s ‘been there and done it’ experience is invaluable to the company.

 

Adam Callow

Founder and CEO, Expert Trades |

Adam Callow is the Founder CEO of Expert Trades. Expert Trades makes life easier and more fun for trades professionals, and since starting in 2013 has over 14,000 engaged trade members. With an industry background, as an area sales manager for a heavy side manufacturer, Adam saw a need to better use technology to connect the construction industry.

Now Expert Trades has partnered with the likes of Monument Tools, Baxi and Fernox to support the end user, move customers into brand advocates and drive sales through the merchant network.

“The thing I get excited about is how our industry is changing as a result of technology. It is making trades professionals more efficient and creating new opportunities throughout the whole supply chain. The best part of my job is getting a chance to work with companies that aren’t waiting for this to happen but being the change makers themselves.

Gavin Crane

Trustee, Band of Builders |

Gavin is one of four trustees at UK construction charity Band of Builders. Gavin’s journey with Band of Builders began in 2017 when he was invited to co project lead on one of the first Band of Builders projects where 120 tradespeople donated their time and skills over the course of two weeks. Following that Gavin joined the back room administration team and was appointed a trustee in February 2018. Since 2016 Band of Builders have completed 11 projects providing practical assistance to tradespeople and their families who have faced life changing conditions. 

 

Wayne de Wet

Grand Winner Dulux Select Decorator of the year 2011, Multiple Award Winner & Industry expert |

Multi-Award Winning Painting & Decorating Expert & Consultant

Product Testing, Development & Reviews

Brand Ambassador & Endorsements

In store demonstrating

Painting & Decorating Judge

Media Work TV - Radio - Internet

Video & live demonstrations

"Wayne de Wet Won “Grand Winner Dulux Select Decorator of the Year 2011”

Multi-award winning painting & decorating industry expert. 

Wayne has 40 years + experience.

His consultancy work with many leading brands, involves product development, testing, reviewing and assisting in product launches.

A Brand ambassador and social media influencer 

& a regular demonstrator at trade shows for the last 20 years

Visiting colleges to work with the next generation of painters & decorators 

Wayne’s media work includes recorded & Live TV & Radio

Video content for brands with in excess of 1/4 million Youtube views

Published reviews in multiple publications, including USA

Wayne has sourced products - tools - materials & reviewed them for the painting & decorating Association members Journal for the last 9 years

Wayne has also worked at two ideal home show events  and Grand Designs

A passionate fund raiser for Cancer Research U.K & Alzheimer’s Society

Family man

Instagram - tooltalk1

Sam Hiner

PR and Marketing Manager at Ridgemount PR |

Sam is a PR and Marketing Director at Ridgemount PR based in South West London with over six years’ experience working in construction and architecture. He's a keen strategist and embraces the change brought about by new digital technologies and the rapid growth of social media.   

 

 

Sam Johnson

Marketing Manager, Jewson |

Sam Johnson is a Marketing Manager at Jewson looking after the Juice by Jewson loyalty programme. Sam has over 9 years’ experience within the construction industry, 5 years of that working as a Marketing Manager for a Health Safety & Environmental consultancy in Leeds then moving to work on Travis Perkins own brands Bullet Fixings, Punk Power Tool Accessories and Holdon Hand Tools. Following this Sam worked on Scruffs Workwear before moving to Jewson where he has been for just over a year.

Katie Kelleher

Crane Opertor / Appointed Person, Select Plant Hire |

After a number of years working within sales and more recently working as a recruitment consultant Katie Kelleher had a change of career in 2014 and started on the Lifting Technician Apprenticeship with Select / Laing O’Rourke.

She is passionate about women in construction and has often spoke out about her difficulties and experiences working within the industry, as well as championing apprenticeships for all. She regularly speaks at schools as a STEM Ambassador and has previously been featured on BBC Breakfast, London Live, Metro & Stylist Magazine, most recently she been named by Construction News as one to watch in 2019.

Katie is working hard using a strong social media presence to change the face of construction by openly encouraging more apprentices and women into the field and to challenge the industry to make necessary inclusive changes.

Dave Seal

Managing Director, Advent Tools Ltd |

Dave Seal is Managing Director of Advent Tools Ltd. Advent Tools are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of measuring products and the UK Exclusive distributor for Komelon. Founded in 2001, Advent Tools now supplies over 8,000 customers throughout the UK and Ireland.

Prior to taking over at Advent Tools Ltd, Dave worked in various sales and marketing roles at Unilever PLC. He left his role as Unilever Business Group Director in 2006 to take over Advent Tools Ltd from his late Father.

 

Tibby Singh

BBC's Carpenter of the Year and a multi-award winning carpentry and joinery expert |

- Multi-Award Winning Carpentry & Joinery Expert
- Product Testing, Development & Reviews
- Live & Video Demonstrations
- Brand Ambassador & Endorsements
- Carpentry & Joinery Competitions Judge
- Guest Speaker
- Media Work - TV, Radio & Magazines

"Tibby Singh is the winner of BBC's Carpenter of the Year and a multi-award winning carpentry and joinery expert. Tibby has over 12 years experience under his tool belt and since winning the Television competition he is well recognized in the industry and has a variety of roles. He is involved in product testing, development and reviews, as well as giving live and video demonstrations. Tibby is a brand ambassador and endorses products, carpentry and joinery competitions judge, guest speaker and is heavily involved with media work such as TV, radio and magazines"

 

Jaggy Singh

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Jaggy is heavily involved with media work within the construction industry, both electronic and print media. Along with his brother 'Tibby Singh', he has tested, wrote the reviews for and photographed over a hundred different products. Their reviews are for the biggest publications in the trade reaching audiences of over 100,000 readers on a monthly basis.

He has also worked closely with different tool manufacturers to test tools at the development stage prior to them being launched on the market. Following on from this he is involved with product launches and promotions through the production of video demonstrations and competitions.

Jaggy's other roles include attending a range of events supporting Tibby with Live Talks and Demonstrations. In addition to this, he often judges various competitions across the country.

Andy Stevens

Builder and Broadcaster |

- Several industry recognised awards for his building work
- Vice President of the London Region of the Federation of Master Builders

- Scripted, presented and produced his own radio show for 2 years on Fix Radio as well as a guest on LBC
- Worked on BBC and Channel 4 as well as filming many social media videos for clients such as Caterpillar, CT1, Tuff Stuff etc

- Only builder as a guest speaker at Grand Designs Live!, Homebuilding and Renovating, UK Construction Week etc

- Writes regularly for National Press and glossy mags 
- Guest Speaker
- Brand Ambassador

- Founder of TRYHAL – Trades Rebuilding Your Homes and Lives

Andy started in the industry aged 12 and hasn’t looked back. Still on the tools as a highly skilled multi trade, he lives and breathes the construction industry. Whilst running his building company, he also does a lot of work in the media as well as running his own consultancy. He has two kids as well as a new mad puppy! He is a former rugby player, loves golf, sports cars and also fine wine and new gins.