A scaffolder with Down’s Syndrome has been crowned Britain’s top apprentice.

Todd Scanlon was given a by company boss Martyn Coles — then quickly hired.

Since then the 30-year- has impressed customers and colleagues with his professionalism, enthusiasm and politeness.

And his “boundless energy” and dedication were rewarded this week when thousands of voted him the ’s top apprentice in a public vote.

Martyn, who runs Coles Scaffolding Contractors Ltd in Swindon, Wilts, said: “He has great determination.

“He comes in every and proves people wrong. Winning the award just shows he can do .

Martyn added: “I’m not sure why he won the award, but I think it’s mainly because it is thought people with a disability shouldn’t be in our industry.

“He’s just shown that you can do it with the right guidance. He’s just a likeable guy.”

Todd, from Swindon, was one of ­­26 construction workers to pick up a gong at the On The Tools Awards 2019.

On The Tools boss Lee Wilcox said: “He’s a credit to the industry.”

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