Jul 2 2010 C-Tech Innovation, It's Our World
David Furlong, Managing Director and proprietor of Mole Engineering based in Arrowe Park has won the ‘Consumer Benefit Award’ at the Inaugural Energy Innovation Awards for his innovative CombiSave.
Furlong Innovations (a division of Mole Engineering) has reinforced its passion and commitment to innovation by winning this award against strong competition. The energy saving CombiSave technology saves you both money and water by reducing the waiting time for your water to run hot.
Furlong Innovations has been working closely with a number of Northwest Development Agency (NWDA) initiatives including the North West Eco-Innovation programme, which has provided the company with a number of synergies and services including market intelligence, intellectual property, design specification, technical drawings, pitching and presentation skills.
Additionally through the links with the Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network (ESKTN) at C-Tech Innovation, a valuable connection to a reputable manufacturing provider was established.
“I am very grateful for the services made available; they have helped me to take the idea through to manufacture and distribution. The professionalism, facilitation and finally the support and inspiration have been instrumental in our success.”
The Energy Innovation Awards – the brainchild of the Energy Innovation Centre Capenhurst, honour innovation, best practice and sustainability within the industry. The awards attracted entries from across the UK and Europe and saw leading figures from across the energy sector support the prestigious event held recently in Manchester. The judging panel included experts from the energy, university and legal sectors.
After receiving the award, David Furlong said: “I was shocked and delighted to win this award which will help us greatly to promote CombiSave. The product is going into mass production in England in August for sales in September to all plumbers’ outlets and boiler manufacturers.”
* More details about CombiSave can be found at www.moleuk.com or by calling 0800 634 3378
* For more information about the Eco-Innovation Programme call 0800 107 8276 or visit www.businesslinknw.co.uk/eco-innovation