Student turns flood trauma into new business

Simon CrowtherDetermined not to have his family home flooded again, this teenager is now building a business as the UK’s sole importer of a flood protection system.

 

Simon Crowther, 20, thinks his product could help flood victims across the country. He is convinced by the protection ability of the Canadian product.

‘It would take 700 sandbags to get the same protection as just one of my Water-Gate systems’- Simon Crowther

Back in 2007, his family home was severely damaged by flooding and meant they had to move out for over a year. Then 13 years old, Simon scoured the internet to find something that would stop this from happening again and he found the ‘Water-Gate system’.

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