Bradford-based Fuel Storage Solutions Limited has been honoured with the first ever King’s Award for enterprise, recognising its excellence in innovation.
The award-winning OFTEC registered company, Fuel Storage Solutions, was recognised for inventing, designing, patenting and bringing to market APIApipe™, a unique ‘pipe in a pipe’, fully bunded pipework system.
The company, which has operated since 2002 and employs 40 people, is one of 148 organisations nationally to be recognised with this highly prestigious accolade.
Managing Director Jonathan Barnett said: “We’re delighted to be honoured with this award. It’s a tremendous achievement for our team, who’ve worked tirelessly to make APIApipe™ successful. APIApipe™ is the safest, most robust, and cost-effective system available on today’s market, being suitable for use by any business that stores fuels, liquids or gases that are transported through pipework. We’re proud to put Bradford on the map for innovation excellence.”
This fully bunded ‘fit and forget’ pipework system ensures 100% uptime and is typically only 40% of the cost of traditional welded pipework due to the simple assembly system. There are no hot works involved thereby avoiding special measures during installation. Corrosion-proof stainless-steel pipework requires no additional surface protection which reduces costs further.
APIApipe™ is approved for use by Government agencies and specified for use by several consultancies.
The King’s Awards for Enterprise was previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. The new name reflects His Majesty The King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II by recognising outstanding UK businesses. The Award programme, now in its 57th year, is the most prestigious business award in the country, with successful businesses able to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.
Applications for King’s Awards for Enterprise 2024 open on His Majesty The King’s Coronation, 6th May 2023.