A long-standing joinery customer is getting set to swap joists for Jamaica after being selected as the winner for Gibbs & Dandy’s seasonal getaway giveaway promotion.

Steve Horsley, who runs the Ilkeston-based Steve Horsley Joinery, is set to soar off into the sunset to enjoy the delights of the sun soaked Caribbean isle later this year, after scooping the top prize.

The national builders’ merchant ran the competition during the winter months for all its account customers, with a Jamaican holiday villa for two, flights and car hire, on offer to the lucky winner chosen from the prize draw.

In order to gain automatic entry into the draw, customers had to spend over £75 on a collect order or spend over £400 on a delivered order between 1 December 2018 and 31 January 2019.

For winner Horsley, it was the second time he had made a splash in a Gibbs & Dandy competition in recent months, having scooped a prize in his local Nottingham branch’s raffle that will provide him with a sample of what’s to come on his Jamaica trip.

Horsley, who has been running his business since 1985, said: “I had recently won a paddling pool in the Nottingham branch raffle, so when I received the call to tell me I had won the Jamaica competition, I thought it was a wind-up!

“When it was confirmed I had won, I was just delighted. I am really looking forward to it as I have never been to Jamaica before, so it will be an incredible experience.

“Having been a regular customer at the Nottingham branch for over seven years, it was nice to have the opportunity to be rewarded for my loyalty with such an amazing prize.”

Gareth Drew, Head of Marketing at Gibbs & Dandy, said: “It’s great to see Steve so delighted in winning our top prize in the getaway giveaway promotion.

“Rewarding our customers is as rewarding for us as it is for them and we wish Steve well in enjoying a well-deserved break in the sunshine.

“We look forward to offering further opportunities in the future that reward our loyal customers, with more great prizes and giveaways.”