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Trade Skills 4U Customer Wins Brand New Van!

In April Crawley based electrical training company Trade Skills 4U launched a competition to win a Brand New Vauxhall Combo Van worth nearly £17,000. Why you may ask? Well it was their 10th Birthday and CEO Carl Bennett wanted to celebrate in style and give something back to his customers.

So over the last 2 months there have been lots entries into the competition entrants had a 3/800 chance of being drawn to compete in the final, which was pretty good odds. On Monday 1st June, 3 entrants were drawn at random and invited to compete in the Grand final. The 3 finalists were Gary Middleton from Brighton, Robert Beach-Dunne from Seaford and Jeff Case who travelled all the way down from Manchester.

This week the 3 lucky finalists had to battle it out at a game of giant buzz wire to win the van. The competition was very tense. All three finalists had never met before they competed and the general assumption was whoever got to the end would win. However when the competition began it became clear that with the pressure of the final maybe this was a harder proposition than first thought. Jeff Case went first but only just made it to the first bend, he thought he had blown it however the second contestant Robert Beach-Dunne buzzed almost straight away meaning it came down to the last finalist Gary Middleton to try to claim the prize. He swiftly went passed the first bend and carried on to buzz on the second bend. The audience at this point knew he had won but everyone kept tight lipped. All 3 finalists were brought back into the room where Gary was announced as the winner and presented with a bottle of Champagne.

“I really can not believe it. I buzzed really early on so was convinced I had blown it. I have never won anything before so this is a complete shock. This means a huge deal to me and my family and makes it just that bit easier as I look to change my career.” Gary said.

Gary Middleton booked his course on April 7th via the Trade Skills 4U website. He wasn’t aware of the competition at the time, but received two entries for booking in April. Gary is yet to take his training with Trade Skills 4U, however he will be starting his Silver Domestic Installer Course at the beginning of July. Gary currently works in ASDA on the Seafront in Brighton Marina, where he’s worked for 16 years; he has a young family who will hugely benefit from this extremely generous prize. Once he has completed the course he has said the van will assist him starting his new business as an electrician.

On the day Trade Skills 4U were able to walk over the road to Go Vauxhall and register the van in Gary’s name straight away. Luckily he had brought a friend with him so he was able to drive off with his prize there and then. The two runners up were also awarded brand new Kewtech KT63’s for their efforts.

CEO Carl Bennett Said “I never expected Trade Skills 4U to achieve what we have in just 10 years. We are now the UK’s no.1 electrical training company and I put our success down to 2 key reasons. A fantastic team and fantastic location too. We have put in a lot of hard graft over the years and it is very fulfilling to see it working. We intend to expand to even more locations across the UK in coming months so watch this space for more info.”

About the Prize

As a brand new van all the servicing will be taken care of by Vauxhall for 3 years. The van was supplied by Trade Skills 4U neighbours Go Vauxhall who are based literally over the road from their head office.

Gary won a brand new Vauxhall Combo Van worth nearly £17,000. The Vauxhall Combo has won light van of the year two years running and like Trade Skills 4U is a leader in its field. The 1.3 Diesel engine makes it super-efficient but with plenty of power to get you and your tools from A to B.

Compact, spacious and easy to load, the Combo can carry a class-leading payload of up to one tonne and a capacity of up to 3.4m3. It has both rear and side door access with a fantastic interior that will make you feel as if you’re driving a new car.
Gary simply had to insure it and drive away.

For any more details on this van or any other vehicle please visit: Go Vauxhall

About Trade Skills 4U

Trade Skills 4U originally started out delivering numerous trade courses including tiling, bricklaying, plastering and a few more. However fairly early on it became apparent that there was one area in which they excelled. Slowly as their reputation grew the electrical courses started to dominate their teaching schedule and in 2008 the decision was made to drop all other trades and become a specialist. Within just 2 years Trade Skills 4U had built a reputation which meant people travelled from all over the UK to attend their courses.

CEO Carl Bennett achieved this by focussing on the customer. He knew what the competition offered and simply put he knew he could do it better. He moved the company to brand new premises which were bright and air conditioned, purpose built state of the art classrooms with all the latest technology, employed many of the best tutors around. He also understood the power of the internet in the new marketing landscape.

By investing in his staff, premises and overall reputation Carl was able to grow the company to a point that it now delivers twice as many electrical qualifications than its nearest rivals. In 2013 Trade Skills 4U were recognised by the IET as the very first members of its Centres of Excellence Scheme where training providers are independently inspected to the highest of standards.

Marketing Coordinator:

Kirsten Beckwith
Trade Skills 4U
Mitre Court
Fleming Way
RH10 9JY
Tel: 01293 554685

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