A HEATING apprentice from Haworth has won a national accolade.

Josh Bentley has been crowned Rising Star in the Heating Installer Awards.

Judges paid tribute to his commitment to learning and "positive approach", and said he had worked closely with his employer – Mayfly Group Ltd – to harness his skills and develop his technical knowledge.

The awards, now in their seventh year, recognise the achievements of plumbers and heating installers across the country.

The Rising Star category is for apprentices still in training.

Josh said: "I am absolutely honoured to have won the Rising Star award. I was up against some tough competition, but I have been working incredibly hard to become the best I can be and it is great to have been rewarded for my hard work."

Further information about the awards can be found at heatinginstallerawards.co.uk, where businesses can also register interest in next year's programme.