Tom Barker awarded best technician

Technician Tom Barker was awarded the title of best technician in Auto Windscreens’ 2018 Clearly the Best competition.

He and runner up, Craig Richmond-Cole will go on to compete at Auto Glass Week in San Antonio, Texas (September 27-29).

Five finalists battled it out in front of industry guests and suppliers in a bid to secure an opportunity to fly to America and represent Auto Windscreens in the annual Auto Glass Technician Olympics (AGTO).

All those who entered Clearly the Best, in its third year, were required to demonstrate their excellence in vehicle glass repairs and replacements, with finalists determined through a series of heats assessing customer service, industry knowledge and practical expertise.

During the final, alongside sitting an exam, competitors were tasked a series of repairs including the removal and refit of a heated rear screen and the replacement of front door glass.

Tom and Craig both showed excellence throughout the competition and Tom proudly takes ownership of the coveted BEST TEC (BE57 TEC) number plate for his Auto Windscreens van along with a trophy, shopping vouchers and a Powerpush impact driver. The other finalists were Luke Allies, Mark Smout and Jonathan Lord – all received prizes for their efforts.