Caerphilly-based company wins HOVIP business award
News | Richard Gurner | Published: 07:53, Monday July 5th, 2010.
Last updated: 08:37, Tuesday July 6th, 2010
Caerphilly-based RUMM Ltd has won the Most Innovative Business with less than 20 employees category in the Heads of the Valleys Innovation Awards.
RUMM, which stands for Remote Utility Monitoring and Management, offers energy management solutions to companies keen to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.
Jamie Watkins, co-founder of RUMM and chief executive, said: “I am really pleased to receive this award and it is a credit to the great team at RUMM. This recognition is evidences of our hard work that has proved not only to contribute greatly to the Heads of the Valleys community but to safeguard jobs and have a massive positive impact on energy saving across England and Wales.”
Organised by the Heads of the Valleys Innovation Programme (HOVIP) this year’s ceremony and related business exhibition was held at Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel and Spa where over 200 guests attended.
The Heads of the Valleys Innovation Awards are open to any businesses, including social enterprises, within the Heads of the Valleys region and any business in the boroughs of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, RCT, Merthyr Tydfil and Torfaen that can demonstrate a significant impact on or a link to the Heads of the Valleys area as well as beyond.
HOVIP is mainly funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and is a practical and creative programme of support delivered by business people for business people.
Phil Burkhard, programme manager for HOVIP, said: “This has been the most successful yet with a record 57 entrants.
“We have once again seen evidence that businesses are truly embracing innovation in the Heads of the Valleys region and using it to make their companies a real success.”
The 2010 event was sponsored by the University of Wales Global Academy and the award sponsors are BT, HSBC, Capital Law, South Wales Chamber of Commerce and FS4B.