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Simon was a Southern Gala Finalist in 2007, and won an award for his business, Fluvial Innovations Ltd. They are now the leading provider of temporary flood barriers in the UK. We caught up with Simon to see how the business is doing.
The steam engine. The internet. Britain has a long history of inventing brilliant new technologies, processes and designs, but how do we make sure they become successful, money-and-job-creating products, companies and industries?
I suppose you don't even have to win the Grand Ideas Award to find that the application process helps you define what your business is trying to achieve, or offer, in a clear and concise way. It can help slim down and simplify the general strategy and make clear the key aspects of your business. Winning the Award makes all the work seem worthwhile - it means that others and the panel believe in your idea and has motivated me to continue this pursuit.