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Listener Choice Awards 2017

Voting is now open in the first round of the Best Tradesperson category of Minster FM's Listener Choice Awards 2017 sponsored by Switch Networks

You can read all about each of our entrants below and vote for your favourite at the bottom of the page.  Voting for the first round closes on Sunday September 24th at 23:59.  Following this, the top six will go through to the final round of voting with the winner announced at our Listener Choice Awards ceremony on Monday November 6th.


The entries are as provided by the nominees.


The Nominees

Brookshaw Motors

Garage services and repairs

Why Should You Win?

All our customers are like an extension of our family to us,we have looked after 3 generations of customers and aim to provide customer satisfaction every time


Cottage salon

Small friendly hair salon more like family than customers

Why Should You Win?

It would be nice to be recognised our customers /friends always say it's friendly relaxing home from home and a great hair do aswell


Craig prangnell plasterers

We are a quality team of plasterers that promise a great efficient job ,polite and very reasonable prices.we cover all of york and surrounding areas.

Why Should You Win?

Because I really do believe we are the best team of plasterers in york and our work speaks for itself and we actually enjoy working together as we are all friends


Dawson property sevices

Joinery building plumbing tiling kitchens most types of building.

Why Should You Win?

45 years experience in all types of building work top tradesman who takes pride in his work and always leaves a satisfied customer at a reasonable price


DBD Cleaning Ltd

DBD is a small family run cleaning business. We pride ourselves in not only been excellent at the cleaning side of things but also in supporting our customers in any way we can. We have built our business solely on customer recommendations and whole heartedly thank every single customer we have, past, present and future.

Why Should You Win?

DBD Cleaning is a small team of cleaners, who share the same high values when it comes to cleaning, I really believe that to win this award for the 2nd year running would give the entire team the recognition they truly deserve. Hard working, pride in work, selfless, loyal, trustworthy, helpful and friendly are a few of the words ide use to describe our team, please cast a vote our way and help me get the teams hard work recognised once again :-)



We are a local friendly business which opened 3 years ago as family run, We look after all our customers needs from 16-99 And give friendly and honest advice and cater for all budgets

Why Should You Win?

Steve should win this as he's not like any other tradesperson but business owner, he will go out of his way to help others weather its staying lateor working 7 days to make sure the customers have what they want. He does what he promises and he is so well liked for this there is only steve in York that put pride and passion into his work and business to make it the best


Handyman Hilton

Handyman and gardening services. Providing a quality local service. Grass cutting, hedge cutting, pruning, weeding, plant and lawn care, small joinery, painting building repairs, landscaping.

Why Should You Win?

Due to ill health Andrew was made redundant and struggled to work full time so we decided to explore the possibility of running a business to fit with Andrews illness. Over the last 4years Andrew has built up a successful business with lots of loyal and happy customers with most of the work coming through word of mouth.


Lee Walker Construction LTD

Construction company of 8 years, many different aspect of work taken on over the years. All our projects differ and every quote we do is catered to what the client wants us to do, we keep clients involved so they get the finishing touches they have dreamed off. We can cater for every aspect of the job so the project is ready to move in too or at a point the client request. If there is a Job we cant do then, we as a company will do our best to find someone who can for you. The feedback we get of Customers is always excellent. i personally oversee every job and make sure we hit our deadlines. We also do work for big a house builder in the after care aspect and also we do work for many letting agents, but our main clients our domestic home owners, I started off as a Soletrader in 2009 at the age of 19 and if you have a look at our website you can tell we have grown in size over the years in to a reliable team that works well together. Please take a look at our website and Facebook page to appreciate the different work we have been involved in. Thank you

Why Should You Win?

The company has come from a one man band to 5 strong, we cater for everyone and everything. I personally have put everything in to this company from the age of 19, and still have the drive to do more. We are looking to expand on to bigger projects and we have the capability to manage many jobs at once. We are professional, courteous, and care about the people we work for, we realise that what we are doing is building peoples dreams and we treat there jobs as if it was our own property.


M H Electrical

A local electrician serving York and the surrounding area

Why Should You Win?

I believe we should win because customers always come first, ! treat every job like its my own home, working tidily and conscientiously. I turn unto jobs when I say I will and Have regular customers who have used me for 5 years since i started up.


R Wytchwood Wright Plumbing And Heating

We are primarily plumbing and heating company but cover other aspects of work in the trade. I started the business just over 2 years ago after completing my apprenticeship We aim to give a friendly, local and reliable service to the local community and aim to do our best for our customers.

Why Should You Win?

I think winning the listeners choice award would be perfect way to raise the business profile in the local community and would be a great achievement to gain for the business


Rose Bower Garage

Rose Bower Garage Ltd was acquired by the late John Wiggins in 1965 with the aim of achieving quality service to Easingwold and the surrounding area. This was soon achieved and the quality service has since continued to the present day. Chris Wiggins worked alongside father John for many years, entering the business from a young age straight from school. When John passed away in 2008 the business was handed over to his son Chris, who now maintains the long standing reputation of quality service and high standards of car sales and customer care that Rose Bower Garage is proud of.

Why Should You Win?

I would like to nominate Chris Wiggins for this award. Chris, like his dad, has always been very helpful. Nothing is ever too much trouble. He will do anything for anyone. He has helped a lot of people in the community when they were desperate to either have a car fixed or need a new car, and do not have the money to do so. Chris has been through a tough time in his life when his dad passed away but through commitment and hard work he is still running the business in a manner that will make his dad proud. A very rare quality these days. I believe he deserves this award.


Wade Joinery Construction Services

We are a family run construction business with a specialism in Joinery. We work closely with our customers to make sure we understand their needs and make their dreams a reality. We work with domestic customers mainly but also work for local charities such as the local nature reserve. We provide work experience opportunities to local children and are currently employing an apprentice to 'grow' our own workforce. We carry out major works from full house builds to minor works such as hanging a door. All our customers benefit from our honest, Experienced and trustworthy ethos. We aim to please and only carry out work that we would be happy with within our own home. We strongly believe in providing Quality as Standard, So much so it is the business' strapline. Chris and Shona formed the company in 2015 after working for other builders and have achieved so much in a short space of time. We have featured on BBC 2 The house that £100k Built and won New Business of The Year at the Goole and Howdenshire Business Awards in February 2017. We can only hope to grow on this success

Why Should You Win?

We have made it our mission to change the face of construction. We go out of our way to be open and honest and have undertaken a lot of work for local charities and schools, not increasing our prices as is common practise amongst other firms. We communicate with our customers to a high standard and always arrive when we say we will. We will always go the extra mile, we treat every customers home Or property as our own and will only leave once they are truly satisfied. We value our reputation as one of the best and live up to our strapline of Quality as Standard


wild landscapes

A small family run domestic and commercial landscape gardening business, who over last 7 years has undertaken hundreds of jobs of all sizes including the Cancer Care courtyard at York Hospital and planting works around The Star in the City.

Why Should You Win?

7 years of hard work has made us one of the fastest growing landscaping companies in the area. Even though we have grown a lot over the last two years we still manage to finish our work with the same quality we always have.


York House Cleaning Services

We give people time. Time to spend with their friends and family. Time to do all the fun things they really want to do without all the hassle of having to worry about cleaning their homes. We do their dirty work, so they don't have to!

Why Should You Win?

We should win because we simply provide to most conscientious, best value service in York.


Yorkish Barber Shop

We r Traditional Turkish and Old School Barber Shop.We are basing 89 Cornlands road Acomb york Yo24 3ed.We do Hair cut ,Shave,Hot Towel,Head and shoulder Massage,Flame on the Ears.Hair patterns,lines,borders,Beard trim style&Shape up.We also do WEDDING SPECIAL For GROOM.((GROOM'S PARTY)))Includes Open Bar.We also giving Free Cold and Hot drink,Soft or something Storonger.Yorkish Barber Shop Family Run Business,Friendly and Best

Why Should You Win?

First the all.Good question Why should I Win......Because we give Best and friendly service.If u look at our Facebook Page ,Feedback of our customers it's tell you why we deserved to Win.We offer Friendly good Banter,and Excelent hair cut ,Shave&Service


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