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Calling all innovators and inventors!


Do you have a great product idea or invention relevant to the construction industry? Or do you like puzzles and want to have a go at solving a problem identified within the industry?

Travis Perkins plc has announced the first Travis Perkins Innovation Awards (TPIA) opened for applications this month. With lead sponsor Marshalls, the Awards are open to a wide range of sectors in an attempt to find ground-breaking product innovation and problem solutions for the UK construction industry.

Anyone with a good idea can enter the Awards, which has two entry streams: Problem Solving and Product Innovation. New construction products are the focus of the Product Innovation category with applicants invited to submit their ideas and specifications. Applicants to the Problem Solving category can put forward solutions to industry specific problems identified by Travis Perkins plc customers.

The discretionary award structure is based on providing substantial financial and business support for product and idea development, including up to £10,000 in financing, an opportunity to trial products in selected Travis Perkins plc locations around the UK, and business mentoring and support from Travis Perkins plc’s senior team.

The Awards will have its official launch at Ecobuild in early March.  All details, including the application form are available at which opened for applications on 1st March, with a closing date of 30th June.

Leaders from the industry have been invited to become members of the judging panel, including the BRE. Winners will be announced by the end of September so get your thinking caps on!

If you’d like to find out more about TPIA, please contact [email protected].