Sparky Tammie hopes to see her name in lights

In the final of the UKs Top Tradesperson - Tammie Richards. EMN-161107-173528001
In the final of the UKs Top Tradesperson - Tammie Richards. EMN-161107-173528001

An electrician from Metheringham has beaten more than 6,000 entries in the East Midlands region to reach the finals of Britain’s Tradesperson of the Year.

Tammie Richards, 41, has helped husband, Mark, run the family business M R Joinery and Electrical of Metheringham, for more than four years while holding down her own job and raising a family.

More than a year ago Tammie took a massive risk and ditched her full-time job to retrain as a domestic electrician.

Now she faces an expert panel of judges along with 10 other regional finalists tomorrow (Thursday) in the national final at Wembley Stadium, organised by Screwfix, to win a £32,000 Toyota pick-up or van and the coveted title of Britain’s Top Tradesperson.

Tammie prides herself in being the only female electrician in the area.

She adds: “I absolutely love my job and the variety it brings each and every day.

“I love to meet new people and help them in times of need.

“To win Britain’s Top Tradesperson would mean the world to me.”

John Mewett, Marketing Director at Screwfix, said: “Tammie and all our 
finalists have demonstrated their willingness to go the 
extra mile to get the job done and it’s certainly not going to be an easy task to pick the 
winner.”

Tammie will also get a behind-the-scenes tour of Wembley Stadium.