One afternoon a Yorkshireman Wes Sugden-Brook was gardening with his children, when it came to cleaning their hands with the hosepipe he switched the nozzle to the mist function. As he watched the dirt quickly disappear from his children’s hands something clicked in his head about surface area and physics and this was the beginning of developing a new water saving technology.
Sugden-Brook created the Drenched Volumiser which is a simple device that fits on your tap and turns the water into an ultra-fine molecular mist which warms when in contact with skin and air, meaning no need to use hot water. This device reduces the amount of water use when washing hands by more than 98%, this means being able to wash your hands with just three tablespoons of water. This is a fraction of the amount normally used and not only saves large amounts of money in water bills but is also a much more environmentally friendly option.
The Drenched team have impressed many with this innovative device, including Her Majesty the Queen as it was trialled on one of her taps at the palace. Drenched also won the technical enterprise award in the national Pitch@Palace final in late 2016.
As water shortage continues to be a major issue in many parts of this world, the potential of this device is huge and it has already proven to be a significant game changer.
Drenched’s innovative process of creating this revolutionary water saving technology is considered as Research and Development. As a result the company is eligible for a significant rebate on its R&D expenditure. The available tax relief on R&D activities is very generous and should be utilised, to find out more contact a Swanson Reed R&D specialist today.