AN electrician from Henley has come third in the Worker of the Year competition.
Mark Hughes, 29, of Greys Road, founded his company Current Electrical Solutions two years ago. The firm carries out domestic, commercial and industrial work as well as conducting safety testing.
Mr Hughes, who set up his business while working for an electrician in Reading, was nominated for the award by his partner Lottie Wight and shortlisted in the final eight from more than 3,000
The ceremony was held at the Madejski stadium in Reading in front of more than 200 guests. The audience cast the winning vote after each nominee was interviewed on stage by television presenter Quentin Willson.
Mr Hughes was awarded £1,000 worth of Thomas Cook vouchers. He said: “I am amazed I got into the final eight of a national competition. To finish third is an unbelievable achievement.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute and I’m delighted to have been rewarded for my work.”
The awards, which are organised by Dickies UK, were set up four years ago to reward people who demonstrate hard work and professionalism.
This year’s winner was farmer Judi James, of Dorchester, who won a Suzuki motorbike.