National Tradesmen Day encourages a new generation of skilled men and women


national tradesman day 2015IRWIN TOOLS announces July's finalist for this year’s National Tradesmen Day competition, Thomas Taylor

Thomas moved from his native Dublin to Ysbyty Ystwyth in mid Wales 26 years ago.  He started his career in construction through various labouring apprenticeships and a year later, he had set up on his own to become a sole trader. 20 years on and inspired by his beautiful surroundings, Tom now focuses on conservation projects.

He has recently completed work on the award winning Dyfi Osprey Project observatory, a three story structure constructed using only hand tools and local timbers.  Tom was responsible for the entire design and build of the project, and was committed to sourcing labour and materials from the local area. He often invites volunteers from all walks of life to join his teams, bringing the community together and helping those in need, learn new skills and gain a personal sense of achievement.

As an active member of the community, Tom was nominated for his hard work and dedication to environmental preservation.