H&R ChemPharm (UK) Ltd has been awarded the Innovation Award for its product Sahara. The black tie event was held by the Express and Star, a local newspaper that covers the entire West Midlands region. The University of Wolverhampton sponsored the evening's Innovation Award. Sahara was applauded by the judges for its small development team which "created a new product with added qualities and advanced features which other similar products could not compete against."
The prize centred on the firm's development of a water barrier polymer Sahara. Development manager Chris Lyons said: "Five years ago we didn't actually have a project development team. After five years, to win an award like this shows how far we have come and the value of innovation. We believe this opens up numerous business opportunities. I am really proud for the whole team."