[caption id="attachment_28851" align="alignnone" width="600"] Time to celebrate for the Bloccs team: the design and development of our waterproof cast protectors have won our company a Queen's Award![/caption]
We have some fantastic news to share - we have won a Queen's Award!
Precision Dippings Manufacturing, the company behind the design and making of Bloccs, has been recognised for outstanding results in innovation and won a 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise - the UK’s highest accolade for business success.
The award recognises our Bristol-based family-run company's success in the field of innovation, following the development of Bloccs waterproof protectors.
When fitted with a plaster cast, patients are advised to keep their casts completely dry, to avoid the risk of them getting wet and falling apart, or worse, cause an infection.
Bloccs keep injuries bone dry by slipping over an injured arm or leg like a glove or stocking. Their rubber seals combine the technology Precision Dippings originally used to put the stretch into the iconic Stretch Armstrong toy in the 1970s, with the watertight wrist, ankle and neck seals that today, is used by the company to supply drysuit manufacturers across the world.
[caption id="attachment_28871" align="alignnone" width="600"] A 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise has been awarded to Precision Dippings Manufacturing, for the family-run business’ design and development of Bloccs waterproof arm and leg protectors[/caption]
Our co-director Kate Richards explains more:
“Bloccs are popular with injured children who want to swim on their summer holidays, side-lined athletes who need a speedier rehabilitation by doing non-weight bearing exercise in water, and anyone who wants to bathe or shower independently in spite of a wound.
“It’s the first consumer product we’ve taken to market since Precision Dippings started in 1964, so we’re incredibly proud.”
Kate added that the product’s growth had exceeded all expectations and the Queen’s Award could provide a springboard for further success.
“We won’t stop until we’ve condemned the plaster cast and dressing wrapped in carrier bags to the history books.”
The team at Precision Dippings will receive its award from the Queen this summer, at a Buckingham Palace hosted reception.