For the seventh year, hand and power tool manufacturer IRWIN Tools is bringing back its National Trade Appreciation Day to salute the UK and Ireland’s working hands and inspire the nations to show more gratitude for skilled workers.
On Friday 15 September, IRWIN is encouraging people all across the UK and Ireland to join in and celebrate the trade, even if it’s just with a simple ‘thanks’ to a trade professional.
Skilled labour gap “a major issue”
Darren Barber, MD UK and ROI at Stanley Black & Decker, said: “Trade professionals are the backbone of our nation, they don’t just put a roof over our heads, they build this country and keep it running strong. To all these men and women who work tirelessly throughout the year, this day is our chance to give thanks and recognise them for their efforts.
“There are so many opportunities still out there for skilled tradespeople, yet the skilled labour gap is still a major issue within our industry. We want everyone to embrace National Trade Appreciation Day so that we can raise the profile of our hardworking tradespeople, the work they do, and more importantly, give them the recognition that they deserve.”
To further celebrate the nation’s tradespeople, IRWIN Tools will be hitting the road from September to November, hosting events at over 60 selected retail locations across the UK. In addition, from 1 September to 30 November 2017, IRWIN Tools will also be giving away thousands of gifts including tools and branded apparel to trades people up and down the country through its ‘Rewards for Real Working Hands’ consumer promotion. One lucky and deserving tradesperson will win a Mercedes-Benz Van.