As Aquobex approaches its 10th anniversary in March 2020 our board has been focusing on our next 5 year plan.
The UK flood protection market is starting to mature 16 years after the first product standard, PAS1188-1 Kitemark became available to the industry. The PAS is soon to be replaced by a full British Standard BS851188, and the launch of a Code of Practice further signals what should be expected of industry providers.
Whilst there has been too much focus on price over recent years resulting in product failures and bad outcomes for tax-payers and property owners, procurers now seem more receptive to superior and quality-assured products. Aquobex has been consistent about delivering quality & longevity and has the broadest range of certified products in the world along with 5 granted patents, for leading edge technology.
This autumn sees the first installation of our Floodguard Heritage Doors for Grade 2 Listed Buildings, thousands of which are located in flood zones, with no viable flood protection options previously. To meet further customer demand Aquobex has also launched its Floodguard Reinforced Composite Door to complement its range of Floodguard uPVC Doors for the residential market.
Other exciting product developments include Floodguard Curtain Walling, Floodguard Enclosures for critical infrastructure assets, Floodguard Slot-in Barriers and Floodguard Glass Walls. With the UK market highly reactive to flood events, these product developments have however been primarily driven by the needs of the global market.
Along with these developments for flood resistance products our research and development into flood resilient repair has moved us into an industry leading position following a 3 year KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) with Oxford Brookes University.
This developing portfolio has also led us into a rebranding of our product range to make it easier for our customers to determine the best solutions for their needs.
We now have three product strands
- Rapidam (mobile flood barrier range)
- Floodguards (property level resistant products)
- FloodRecover (our range of property resilient solutions)
With a developing overseas strategy supported by the only national standard in the world (BS851188) and our partnership with leading insurer, Aviva, it has come time for Aquobex to refresh its board with new non-executive directors (NEDs) to help us drive this new strategy forward.
John Panczak, Nick Richards and Henry Clarke have served us well at board level over the past 6 years providing us with good corporate governance, business ethics and strong financial & IT systems, through the past two years tough trading conditions.
Many thanks go to them for helping develop Aquobex into the most professional and technologically-advanced company in the sector.
All three will stay on as part-time consultants whilst we search for new NEDs with experience in manufacturing and overseas business development. Gavin George takes on the role of Executive Chairman as the company seeks this new expertise for its board.
For more information on any of our products, opportunities to partner with Aquobex, or the non-executive opportunities, please get in contact with John Alexander or Gavin George on +44(0)1923 518 582 or firstname.lastname@example.org