Newarthill’s Martin is named top joiner in Britain

Martin, centre, receives his award at a ceremony in London. Picture courtesy of Don't Panic and Barney Newman.
Martin, centre, receives his award at a ceremony in London. Picture courtesy of Don't Panic and Barney Newman.

A Newarthill tradesman has been named Britain’s best joiner.

Martin Daly is only 21 and has been running his own firm, MD Builders, for just two years, but he topped a public vote to take top prize in the On The Tools awards, sponsored by Jewson.

Martin specialises in joinery, but has worked hard since leaving school to learn various trades.

Judges drew up a shortlist from nominees and he was named Joiner of the Year at glittering ceremony in London.