Brewfitt Ltd is delighted to announce that it has won The University of Huddersfield Innovation Award at The 2011 Huddersfield Examiner Business awards.
To win this category Brewfitt demonstrated that it had engaged in the commercialisation of research and development of intellectual property with outstanding results.
Brewfitt’s latest innovation is a combination of its core products CoolTube and 2Flow. Working together, one simple change of the coolant flow rate will change the temperature of a dispense product instantly. Installation is simple, with the smaller coolers allowing for substantial energy savings.
The company also worked with The University of Huddersfield to study the thermo-fluid performance of CoolTube which has lead to product improvements which in turn have led to increased sales.
Brewfitt prides itself on bringing innovative products to the market – reinforcing its reputation in the hospitality, brewing, soft drinks and leisure industries throughout the UK.
The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 3rd November at the Galpharm Stadium in Huddersfield and was hosted by BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration.
Upon accepting the award, Neil Paxman, owner Glenn’s brother, said: “Thanks must go to my father who originally invented the Ice Bank beer coolers in 1963. We’d like to dedicate this award to him.’’
Managing director Curtis Paxman added: “We are thrilled to have won The University of Huddersfield Innovation Award and be recognised for our achievements. Without the team we have at both Paxman Coolers and Brewfitt we wouldn’t be where we are today.’’
In total the Paxman family won three awards on the night with Brewfitt Ltd’s sister company Paxman Coolers, winning The HSBC International Business of The Year Award for demonstrating an outstanding ability to overcome barriers to promote international sales of its revolutionary hair loss prevention system, which helps thousands of people worldwide to keep their hair and their dignity during chemotherapy.
To complete the hat trick, cousin Eric Paxman won the Britannia Rescue New Business of the Year Award for his restaurant; ‘Eric’s Restaurant’ which opened its doors in Lindley a year ago and has enjoyed amazing success and glowing reviews.
These award wins mark the end of a highly successful year for the entire Paxman family, with 2012 already promising to be a year of great opportunity and continued success.
To read more about The Examiner Business Award winners click here.