For 2016, just six installers will compete in the live finals at The FIT Show, when they will actually install glazing products as thousands of visitors to the event mill around the show. With the incentive of huge cash prizes totalling £10,000 and more importantly, their pride and reputations at stake, the finalists will be distilled from an entry list following an exhaustive filtering process carried out by glass qualifications authority and associated industry expert judges. The process includes a site visit for those reaching the second stage so entrants have to be at their best, in real world conditions.
For 2016 the skill sets include sash windows with products supplied by Liniar, residential doors supplied by Truedoor and for the first time in the FIT Show Master Fitter Challenge in association with FENSA, a solid roof with products supplied by Supalite. The resi-door fault finding exercise will also be included once again and could be the difference between winning and losing!
The first, second, and third places are rewarded with cash prizes of £5,000, £3,000 and £2,000 respectively and a huge boost to their reputations, with the names kept a strict secret until their announcement during The FIT Show gala dinner.
*subject to technical appraisal