About Us

We’re Travis Perkins plc and we know a thing or two about the building and home improvement markets. After all, we’ve been supplying the building and construction trades for more than 200 years. Travis Perkins plc operates 21 businesses across the UK and owns 19 product brands within these businesses.

Staying ahead of our competition and ensuring continual relevance to our customers’ needs is paramount for growth. We must therefore be at the forefront of finding innovative solutions to these changing customer needs.

By understanding and exploring this research we can partner together innovators, our manufacturers and our customers to bring new, relevant products to market in an efficient and effective manner. Our ambition is to be at the forefront of providing innovative solutions to the challenges and problems our customers face on a daily basis, both now and in the future.

“For any Company to stay relevant to its customer needs and stay ahead of its competition, it is vital that it demonstrates a devotion to 'Innovation' in its truest sense.”
John Carter
CEO of Travis Perkins plc
The Travis Perkins Innovation Awards

Do you have a product innovation that is relevant to the construction industry or do you want to have a go at solving an industry wide problem? TPIA are looking to unearth relevant construction innovation to find the next big thing in our industry!

Solve an industry
wide problem
Who Can Apply?

Anyone with a good idea should apply! You could be an inventor, a student, a university research group, a supplier or even a Travis Perkins employee. We want to hear from you!



Awards may be presented in the following areas: financial support of up to £10,000, opportunity to trial an innovative product in selected Travis Perkins Group locations around the UK, business mentoring and commercial support, meet and greet the TP Exec and networking across the Group’s supply chain network.


Here are the key dates for the 2016 Awards

Applications open
1st March 2016
Applications close
30th June 2016
Judging period
July & August 2016
Winners to be announced
End of September 2016

Before you get started, you will need to sign up to submit your application.

Once registered, you will receive an e-mail link to set your password so please check your inbox.


Please ensure you answer all questions as incomplete application forms will not be put forward.

Once submitted, you will receive a copy of your completed application via email. Please check your spam folder.

Alternatively, you can download PDF Application Forms for Product Innovation Idea or Problem Solving.

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