An innovative fire-safety manufacturer has been honoured with a major national award for its groundbreaking work.
British engineering firm Plumis, whose clients include a range of local authorities and housing associations, took gold in the ‘Innovation of the Year’ category at the national finals of the Make UK Manufacturing Awards.
The annual awards recognise the creativity, dedication and resilience of manufacturers that have done exceptional work to provide better solutions in their sector. Judges praised the London-based company for its reinvention of the traditional fire-safety sprinkler and the organisation’s growth through developing solutions to meet the needs of new markets.
Since its formation in 2008, Plumis has developed its domestic fire-suppression misting technology Automist as an effective and easy-to-fit alternative to conventional sprinklers. The company has grown its business rapidly over the last few years and now has 41 employees.
Make UK judges said: ‘Plumis is an innovative British engineering company that has shown impressive revenue growth from its life-saving product, and their customer base looks set to expand. They deserve the greatest of praise for the progress they’re making.’
William Makant, CEO and Co-Founder of Plumis, said: ‘Winning this national award is a testament to our team’s hard work and commitment to taking a fresh approach to addressing the challenges of keeping people safe from fire in their homes.
‘We formed Plumis with the aim of creating a more effective alternative to traditional fire sprinkler systems and we will continue to innovate as we evolve our products further.’
Plumis has previously won numerous awards, including the Red Dot Design Award and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.
For more information, go to www.plumis.co.uk