The 2016 Travis Perkins Innovation Awards are now closed.

Winners will be announced in September so watch this space to find out more information on their great ideas.


Dr Chris Goodier

Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University

Oliver Novakovic

Technical and Innovation Manager, Barratt

John Holden

Business Group Manager, BRE Global

James Dinsdale

Divisional Commercial Director for Plumbing and Heating at Travis Perkins

Angela Rushforth

Group Brands Director, Travis Perkins

Andrew Harrison

Divisional Chief Operating Officer (COO), Travis Perkins Merchants

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!

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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

The 2016 Travis Perkins Innovation Awards are now closed for entries.


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