Waterscan wins ‘Essence of Entrepreneur’ award for its innovative water management technology
31st July 2006, CHICHESTER, UK: Waterscan, provider of an innovative approach to water audit and cost reduction services, has recently been named one of the top twenty winners in the BT Business ‘Essence of the Entrepreneur’ Award. Over two hundred entries from across the UK were scrutinised; the winners had to demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and show how they had used new technology to succeed in business.
Neil Pendle, MD at Waterscan said “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award. The judges recognised our unique ability to be able to implement our advanced technology to help our customers understand, monitor and reduce their water usage”
Waterscan, a water conservation company, was set up for the benefit of municipal and industrial customers, to provide water audit investigations, leak detection surveys and repair services.
A revolutionary online database manages Waterscan’s water audit projects by recording water invoices, monitoring consumption and targeting high users. Neil Pendle explained: “The key to the system is instant communication between our customers and our engineers via email, text message or online reporting. The database currently supports over fifty thousand sites for our clients. These include Tesco, Whitbread and BT Group.”
The Waterscan system was conceived as part of the Green Technology Challenge launched by the UK Government in 2001 for business investment in environmentally friendly technologies.
Part of the Waterscan system uses data loggers to remotely monitor water consumption. Recently the PW2 Logger has been launched, which provides daily meter readings to ensure accurate billing. “But best of all,” Neil Pendle explained, “if a leak occurs, the device automatically sends a text message, and one of our engineers is on site within twenty four hours to rectify the problem.”
Waterscan has also developed a rainwater management system that provides water on demand without the need for separate distribution pipes or back up storage tanks. The technology can be integrated into new build projects or retrofitted into existing installations. “These are having a real impact on our customers’ water charges,” Neil Pendle commented.
He added, “Installing a rainwater recovery system can reduce water consumption at a site by as much as seventy five percent.”
Commenting on Waterscan’s award, an Essence of the Entrepreneur judge said: “Water conservation is very topical at the moment – and it is great to see a small company helping the large corporations save water, money and the environment.”
The twenty small businesses that won the award represented a diverse range of industries. Finalists were selected by a panel of experts, including John Dunsmure, MD of British Chambers of Commerce Enterprises, Andrew McGregor, Head of Marketing and Strategy for BT Business, Gavin Dollin, head of Business Link National Partnerships, and David Lloyd, the successful entrepreneur who made leisure clubs a phenomenon.
To capture the unique essence of the competition, winners had their photograph taken by Perou, a renowned photographer acclaimed for his unique perspective and individualism. These photos were recently showcased at a high-profile exhibition in London, UK.
For further details on Waterscan visit www.waterscan.co.uk or call 01243 839880.