Hydrate for Health wins Queens Award for Enterprise – Innovation

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Mark Moran and his Queen’s Award-winning drinks system – The Hydrant

The most revolutionary of inventions often involve simply improving on pre-existing products for the ease and convenience of the consumer. One such new innovation is garnering praise not only in commercial terms, but more importantly from the users for whom it was designed. Inventor Mark Moran proudly attributes his invention’s crowning glory to the fact that it “Simply helps lots and lots of people on a daily basis to remain independent and dignified, making life easier and helps keep them out of hospital”.

The Hydrant is an innovative new drinking system designed to give those with limited mobility a way to increase independence and reduce the chance of dehydration by being able to drink whenever they want to without assistance.

The Hydrant is a drinks bottle with a unique handle/lid/clipping system with a drinking tube and bite valve attached. The bottle can be hung from a wheelchair or bed and allows the user to simply drink from the tube without having to hold the bottle.

Not only has The Hydrant wowed during its trials in NHS settings, but we’re pleased to announce that Mark’s

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The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses.

Bristol based ‘Hydrate for Health Ltd’ has recently received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in innovation, the highest accolade that can be awarded for business success in the UK.

These awards specifically celebrate those who have achieved great feats in not only innovation, but trade as a whole. Decisions on finalists are made by a judging panel who deliberate to ensure only the most worthy are granted this highly respected award. On the 21st of April each year the winners are announced, and receive a grant of appointment, a presentational item and finally, an invitation from the Queen herself to visit Buckingham Palace.

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Although prestigious awards such as the Queen’s Award for Enterprise are important to innovators and inverters, the most important praise ultimately comes from those who utilise the product. Fans of the Hydrant have turned out in droves to praise the effect it has had on the well being of themselves or loved ones.

“I received my drinking cup … I must say I cried because 13 years I have waited to be able to drink independently again. I honestly want to personal thank you from the bottom of my heart so few words for just a big thing in my life. Thank you and God bless.” Meg Spence

The Hydrant is quite rightly due to be a permanent fixture in every healthcare setting, and we send our congratulations to Mark for winning such an honourable award.

Hydrate for Health Competition

To support MS Awareness Week, and their recent Queens Award for Enterprise Innovation, Hydrate for Health is offering a free Hydrant to the first 100 people to contact them. To apply simply email – MSaware@hydrateforhealth.co.uk

The Hydrant is designed to help people with limited mobility to drink whenever they want to without assistance. It is making a huge difference to many people’s lives, particularly those with MS. It quite simply prevents dehydration by solving the problem of reaching, lifting, or holding drinks.

To see what people are saying about The Hydrant click here for testimonials or watch the video here: http://livingwithdisability.info/hydrant-water-bottle/

To buy a Hydrant water bottle visit the Equ4l.com webstore


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3 Responses

  1. think this would be great for my wee girl with ds as she pours cups out everywhere.

  2. Guy Harris says:

    Congratulations, Mark Moran! It’s great to see a small band of designers and entrepreneurs solving those everyday issues. And good to see you acknowledged for your work. Keep it up!
    Best wishes

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