On The Tools name Romford man best decorator in the UK

PUBLISHED: 13:13 09 November 2018 | UPDATED: 13:13 09 November 2018

Georgie Baker has been presented with the award for best painter and decorator in Britain by viral social media site On The Tools.

Georgie Baker has been presented with the award for best painter and decorator in Britain by viral social media site On The Tools.

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A man from Romford is “painting the town red” after he was named the best painter and decorator in the UK.

Georgie Baker, who runs Bakers Property Maintenance, nailed a tradesman competition held by viral social media site On The Tools.

The handyman, who is also a Dulux Select Decorator, was nominated by his peers and voted for by the public.

His adward was presented to him by comedian Justin Moorhouse at a ceremony at Edgbaston Cricket Club, Birmingham.

Georgie said: “This is brilliant for me and my business, being able to say I’m the painter and decorator of the year will make a big difference to my customers.

“I have a huge passion for decorating and like to contribute to the industry where I can, so to get this recognition in return is fantastic.”

On The Tools, which features funny content, videos and fails from building sites all over the country, is a massive hit with tradespeople with more than 2.5million social media followers and one billion video views.

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