UK Business Awards 2019 Winners – Innovation of the Year – Platform/ Product

Published 12th November 2019

UK Business Awards – Innovation of the year – Platform/ Project Silver award

Winner Winner …. Then a chicken Dinner!

Innovation of the Year – Platform/ Project Winners – Bring home the Bling!!

The UK Business Awards were held at the Park Plaza Riverbank in London on Friday 8th November. We were full of anticipation and are delighted to announce that we won the Silver award in the “Innovation of the Year – Platform/ Project” category. The Gold award went to Manchester United, so were definitely in prestigious company (plus they’ve loads of money and a marketing team!!).

This was a much-deserved reward for the whole team at Fuel Storage Solutions.

Our Innovation – APIAPIPE

APIAPIPE is a pipework system that uses cold compress processes to create pipework and is a steel bunded system. There is nothing like this anywhere on the market. It can also be used far beyond the fuel industry as the pipe is suitable for over 3,000 purposes.

Applying for the Award

The application process was more involved than usual as it was 3 parts. We submitted our written application in July (that’s normally “job done”!). The second part of the submission was a 15-minute presentation. It was a big ask to condense the product information into 15 minutes whilst keeping it interesting and covering the required criteria, but we did it! The final test was a 15-minute question and answer session from the panel.


Once the presentation was over, we had the chance to network with a diverse range of business leaders from all sectors of the economy. In the afternoon, we enjoyed a glamorous Awards ceremony (including a chicken dinner) hosted by magician Ben Hart.


We were gobsmacked when they announced Fuel Storage Solutions as the Silver winner of the “Innovation of the Year – Platform/ Project” category. It’s an honour to get such recognition and confirmation of the quality of our product.

Thank you to Awards International for organising the event.