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Innovation - We Ask Our CEO, Frank Kelly: What Drives Innovation at UKFB?

UKFB are known for our continuous innovation of pioneering flood mitigation solutions. Since launching in 2007 we have expanded our range and now offer the most comprehensive suite of solutions, with many of these designed, tested  and manufactured here at UKFB.

We thought it would be interesting to sit down with our CEO, Frank Kelly, and see what lies behind this continuous drive for innovation.

Read on for an exclusive insight into the innovation ethos at UK Flood Barriers...

Innovation cannot be spotted, it grabs you at 3 o’clock in the morning and won’t let you go until you get up and make it a drink and begin to create it, be open to change at all times, mankind hasn’t thought of everything. Every day is a new opportunity to make things better

Frank Kelly
CEO, UK Flood Barriers

Innovation refers to the notion of doing something different rather than doing the same thing better, do you consider yourself a risk taker when it comes to the design of new flood defence innovations?

I am not a risk taker as far as design goes, but I am a risk taker in life. Throughout history, people with new ideas - who think differently and try to change things - have always been called troublemakers.

How do you spot opportunities for innovation?

Innovation cannot be spotted, it grabs you at 3 o’clock in the morning and won’t let you go until you get up and make it a drink and begin to create it. Be open to change at all times, mankind hasn’t thought of everything. Every day is a new opportunity to make things better.

What do you think is the key to being a successful innovative organisation?

The ability to change and not follow the crowd, speed of reaction and the determination to succeed. Innovation is light, so you must keep moving towards it.

What do you consider as your biggest motivation to deliver new innovations in flood mitigation?

A new market, a new challenge and a fun day at the office! 

Looking at the Flood Angel® range of products, what is your favourite innovation so far?

The Flood Angel® Anti-Flood Airbrick - simple and effective, just like me!

Considering recent predictions that as many as 800,000 homes in England and Wales are likely to be at significant risk of flooding in a decade, what now are your innovation goals for the future?

Wait and see!!!

To find out more about our innovations here at UKFB click here to contact us.

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