Now in its 3rd successful year, UK Plant Operators Magazine, owns and operates ‘the’ annual event to find the UK plant operator of the year.

The event attracts substantial media interest from owners, operators, hirers and contractors.

The event culminates in a final with the winner collecting a cheque for £10,000.

This year’s event has got even bigger and we trust better, with the news that the Headline Sponsor and event partner is the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

A Scottish Heat.

Working in partnership with the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) and Morris Leslie Plant Hire, #UKPOOTY are holding a Scottish heat on Saturday July 22nd in Perth, Perthshire to find the 5 x best plant operators in Scotland.

The event will be hosted at the Morris Leslie, Working Weekend event, which is known and established in the region attracting over 10,000 people over the weekend.

There are prizes for the winners and a trip for two, with two nights’ accommodation on Sept 29th & 30th for the 5 x qualifiers for finals day over at the CITB National Training College in Kings Lynn. Where the plant operator of the year will walk away with £10,000.

This is an ideal opportunity for Scottish plant operators to test themselves by dipping their toe in the world of competitive skills challenges. Sizing up the competition locally before any commitment to a national final.

Applications are open now; all you need to enter are your current excavator tickets and to reside in Scotland.

The Final

The final will take place at the National Construction College, Kings Lynn on Saturday September 30th. We will announce more details in due course, but look out for a festival of construction, with on-site accommodation available either the night before or night of the event and a programme of entertainment for all the family.