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On your bike: fitter wins UK Worker of the Year award

Kevin SkeithA flooring fitter has been named as UK Worker of the Year, winning a motorbike and a year’s free shopping but missed out on a £250,000 bonus prize.

Kevin Skeith, 39, from Sleaford, Lincolnshire won a Honda Crosstourer 1200cc motorbike and a year’s free shopping at ASDA, as part of the competition run by workwear firm Dickies.
‘It still has not sunk in that I have won the UK Worker of the Year competition, I genuinely love my job and have been a self employed flooring specialist for the last 18 years. I take great pride in what I do and I get tremendous satisfaction from it every day. I am a massive British Superbike fan and I am delighted to win the motorbike and I am looking forward to taking it for a spin,’ says Skeith.
‘Sitting on this year’s judging panel was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. All six finalists were incredibly deserving of their position in this year’s final, but it was Kevin’s passion and dedication to his job that made him stand out to me,’ says Rob Haines, Dickies sales director.
Skeith had a choice of a holiday or a variety of vehicles, bit missed out on a £250,000 prize for correctly predicting the outcome of the top six rider positions in the weekend MCE British Superbike race at Brands Hatch.