Siltbuster in running for national UK award

Siltbuster, which manufactures a range of devices that separate solids and liquids to prevent waterborne pollution from construction sites and industrial waste, is in the running for Product of the Year in the UK's Fast Growth Business Awards. In addition to offering equipment for permanent installations, the company operates a hire fleet of mobile silt traps, oil water separators, filter presses and chemical dosing units for emergency water treatment...

Feb. 15, 2008 -- Siltbuster, which manufactures a range of devices that separate solids and liquids to prevent waterborne pollution from construction sites and industrial waste, is in the running for Product of the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

In addition to offering equipment for permanent installations, the company operates a hire fleet of mobile silt traps, oil water separators, filter presses and chemical dosing units for emergency water treatment. At the time of its launch in 2003 there were no similar devices being offered to the construction market, and there are no immediate competitors today.

The size of this market for Siltbuster has been estimated at £10m a year. The company's products have been used on a number of high-profile projects and increasingly stringent environmental legislation has been a key growth driver.

The Fast Growth Business Awards, organised by Growing Business magazine and sponsored by T-Mobile, not only celebrate and give well-deserved recognition to the UK's most successful businesses, but also help raise awareness of their achievements acting as a positive example and encouragement for smaller businesses looking to grow.

This years' judging panel consists of some of the most well recognised entrepreneurs and business experts including:
• Peter Jones, entrepreneur and star of BBC's Dragons' Den
• Simon Kossoff, MD, Carluccio's
• Paul Hick, founder, Maximuscle Ltd (last years' winner)
• René Carayol, business guru and TV presenter
• Nick Wheeler, founder, Charles Tyrwhitt

There are 15 categories including: Retail Business of the Year, Online Business of the Year, Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Green Business of the Year and International Business of the Year and the overall winner will be chosen from the winners of each category to be announced the T-Mobile Fast Growth Business of the Year.

Businesses that apply must have generated revenues for at least 2 years, had revenues of at least £1 million in their last 12 months trading and have fewer than 500 employees.

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