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RBS Innovation Gateway Final

RBS Innovation Gateway Final: Mark Forester and Simon Rice of HSG with Chris Sullivan and Marcela Navarro of RBS

“A DERBY firm which developed an innovative water-saving system is feeling flushed with success after the product won a national competition.

Earlier this year, Pride Park-based HSG UK put its Ureco Water Management System forward for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Innovation Gateway Competition.

It called on businesses to put forward eco-friendly inventions that could be installed at the bank’s UK estate of 2,500 buildings.

The competition had three aims – to help RBS save more energy, water and create less waste, to nurture new inventions and to help firms take their ideas to market.

The Ureco system, which is installed in urinals, uses less water than other products on the market.

HSG UK, which is based in Victoria Way, was among 72 companies whose products were shortlisted to be considered by a panel of independent experts put together by RBS.

HSG made the final and was among 26 companies who presented their ideas.

The firm has now been selected as one of the 10 winners – and its products will now be given a trial across the RBS estate.

Mark Forester, UK business development manager at HSG UK, said: “For a local small-to-medium sized business like ourselves this is a tremendous achievement.

“The Ureco Water Management System is a fully tried and tested product, which has been designed to reduce the running costs of a typical urinal, while improving the efficiency, aesthetics and overall washroom environment.

“Our installation teams retro-fit the Ureco in urinals across the length and breadth of the country.

“Whether a company or organisation has just a couple of urinals or hundreds, once our products are installed, financial savings will be made immediately.

“The RBS Innovation Gateway is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to demonstrate the viability of their products and prove their worth.

“Having a possible contract with such a huge organisation and household name like RBS will add even more credibility to our product.

“We are hopeful that the exposure can also enable us to reach potential clients that previously have proven difficult to access.”

Marcela Navarro from RBS, who is leading the Innovation Gateway initiative, said: “Everyone connected with the RBS Innovation Gateway has been incredibly impressed by the innovators’ creativity and dedication to resource efficiency.”

By Derby Telegraph  |  Posted: November 26, 2014



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