Our award was received for Innovation. This was in recognition of developing and commercialising a successful range of life saving fire safety products. Our latest innovation Automist Smartscan, turned the traditional fire sprinkler, quite literally, on its head. It relocates the traditional spray heads from the ceiling to a wall mounted nozzle, and uses a rotating head that directly targets fires with a powerful jet of water mist. It has been proven to achieve the same performance as residential sprinkler systems and typically uses 90% less water, minimising the potential for water damage to the living space.
William Makant, Plumis MD, said "Automist Smartscan has risen in popularity among architects and builders for being super easy to retrofit—without requiring a tank or network of pipes. It offers more than a reliable safety device for fighting fires; it’s an intelligent modern design feature offering greater flexibility for projects with challenging building regulations, from loft conversions to more open-plan homes and flats."
Notes for Editors
- 249 Queen’s Awards (QA) have been announced this year for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. Winners of The Queen’s Awards can expect an invitation to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace.
- QA winners can also use The Queen’s Award Emblem in advertising, marketing and on packaging for a period of five years as a symbol of their quality and success.
- The awards are made annually by HM The Queen and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category.
- To find out more about next year’s awards visit the Queen’s Award website