A Beckenham man has won an award yesterday after writing a jingle about gas safety.

Plumber James Elmy wrote a three-verse tune and performed it on Youtube and bagged the top spot for the Installers First Gas Safe Jingle award.

Installers First specialise in installing heating and are concerned over the estimated 5 million unsafe gas installations in homes across the country.

The company wants people to stop using illegal gas fitters and to highlight the importance of employing a registered professional.

The jingle award marked the start on Gas Safety Week.

James said: “I am over the moon to have won and hope my jingle will help people all over the UK to remember to put gas safety first by getting a regular boiler check, and to only employ reputable tradespeople who are Gas Safe registered.”