‘Seek a Leak’ named winner of the Midlands Area Innovation Awards 2020

Our Institute of Water Midlands Area held their first virtual regional Innovation Awards last month and would like to congratulate winner ‘Seek a Leak‘ from Calum Tait (Severn Trent).

Our elite judging panel from across the region;
Caroline Cooper – Director of Asset Management & Regulation – South Staffs Water
John Brewington – Innovation Trials Practice Lead – Severn Trent Water
Lesley Parker – Innovation Engagement Lead – Severn Trent Water
Manbir Thandi Associate, Insurance, Co-Head of Water and Utilities – DWF Law LLP
Nick Hollaway – Customer Research & Insight Manager – South Staffs Water

Judges comments: “A brilliantly simple idea that is developing rapidly under Calum’s management to become an essential tool for our industry. That little ball of putty will make a massive impact on leakage and customer satisfaction at super low cost.”

Calum added; “There have been many great innovations in the Midlands region this year, and it was a wonderful surprise when Seek-a-Leak was announced the winner. I have been immensely privileged to be involved with such a groundbreaking project so early in my career, and I am delighted that others share my passion and enthusiasm for Seek-a-Leak and our industry wide leakage challenge.

I would like to thank the Institute of Water for providing such a great platform to showcase innovation in the industry, and all the innumerable colleagues who have collaborated with me on this project and made winning this award possible.”

Thanks again to all of our #MidlandsArea entries.

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