10 Tradespeople To Check Out On Social Media
Social media is a great place to network and find inspiration, but it’s also an effective tool to help grow your business and profile.
Growing in popularity over the years, more and more people are utilising social media, and we’ve seen a particular increase in tradespeople using it. Whether they’re documenting their progress, creating a portfolio or networking with others in the industry, they’re proving just how beneficial it can be.
And we’ve picked out ten tradespeople we think are doing a great job just that!
Adam - @south_manc_elec
Based in South Manchester, Adam and his team have no problem taking on various projects, from minor works such as light switch and plug replacements to full rewires.
Using Instagram to share their work, South Manchester Electrical has amassed almost 4,000 followers. A quick scroll of their feed, filled with photos and videos of their work, showcases their high-quality workmanship and attention to detail.
Alexander - @alexander_sparky
Alexander is a great person to follow when starting your electrical career. Over the past four years, Alex has documented progress from electrician’s mate to a qualified electrician and has built up a following of nearly 12,000 in that time.
Showing the good, the bad and the ugly of the industry, you’ll find him undertaking a vast range of jobs, sharing the process, and reviewing plenty of tools and products.
David - @hb_chippy
A joiner by trade, David is a regular user of social media.
You’ll find him sharing everything from projects he’s working on and trades memes to supporting other tradespeople and charities such as Band of Builders. David also regularly contributes to #TradesTalk on Twitter, sharing his thoughts & opinions with other tradies along with helpful advice and encouraging words.
Jason - @oilcanfinish
Your garden is an extension of your home, and no one understands this quite like Jason, who works hard to transform gardens into stunning living spaces. Jason does everything, from building a pergola to installing fencing and decking or laying turf.
You’ll find him regularly sharing his work on Twitter and Instagram so you can see the gorgeous transformations for yourself.
Jen - @jenthedecorator
If you want to see a tradeswoman that goes the extra mile and produces works of art, Jen is well worth a follow. Transforming homes is a daily occurrence for her, as she happily takes on a vast range of projects, from restoring old windows to updating entire homes – including a 500-year-old manor house previously owned by Lord and Land Trenchard!
A regional finalist for Screwfix in 2018, a Best Business Women Awards finalist in 2022 and a product ambassador for Hippo products, Jen is well respected and applauded in the industry.
Join her 6500+ Instagram followers – you’ll learn a lot and feel inspired.
Kevin - @BourtonHandyman
If you love a before and after transformation, give Kevin a follow.
Running Bourton Handyman in the north Cotswolds, Kevin is a specialist in timber repairs (so look out for the before and after photos of those) but covers all kinds of work and shares plenty of it on Twitter and Instagram.
Michael - @relyon_gas_services_ltd
Michael is a man of many talents. With 16 years in the industry, he covers central heating, plumbing, unvented and underfloor heating, and a range of gas services.
With almost 10,000 people following him on Instagram, he regularly posts his work, including photos of shiny copper pipe installs and videos of full refurbs.
Nick - @rushmoor100
With nearly 12,000 Instagram followers and winning Decorator of the year in 2019, Nick is one to watch if you’re not already.
His attention to detail is second to none. So whether you’re interested in tips and tricks of the decorating trade, product demos or reviews, you’ll learn a lot from Nick – and his project before and afters are beautiful.
Simon - @property_ready
For over 30 years, Simon has used his skills and professionalism to build a career as a painter and decorator. Setting up Property Ready, a family-run business in Cheltenham, Simon’s attention to detail has led him to gain a large and ever-growing customer base!
If you’d like to know the man behind the paintbrush, follow him on Twitter for a glimpse into life as a painter.
Todd - @glisterservices
An award-winning plumbing and heating engineer, Todd uses Instagram to showcase his work, share tool and product reviews and plenty of funny videos.
Not content with being just a plumber and heating engineer, Todd is also an ambassador for several trades brands and a presenter on Fix Radio – the only UK radio station dedicated to the trades industry.
Be sure to follow his almost 15k-strong Instagram following!
Why Use Social Media In The Trades?
Have these tradespeople inspired you to start using social media for business?
While it will require time and effort, the outcome is worth it as you see your business grow and your network expands.
If you’re new to social media, don’t worry, we’ve covered how you can get started in just a few steps.