Sure Chill picks up top innovation award

Sure Chill, a medtech start-up based in Cardiff, has won the UK Eagle Innovation category at the annual Barclays High-Growth and Entrepreneur Awards.

The awards celebrate entrepreneurs’ success, leadership and positive impact on society. SureChill was recognised for its patented cooling technology, which is approved by the World Health Organization.

Founded in 2009, Sure Chill’s technology maintains refrigerator temperature during power outages and is targeted at the medical industry. This solution is protecting life-saving, temperature-sensitive medicines in over 47 countries around the world.

Commenting on the award win, CEO Nigel Saunders said: “The award is wonderful recognition of how far Sure Chill has come in so little time. Our technology transforms lives and is tackling the world’s most complex cooling challenges.

“This year has been a great year for the company. We are on an exciting growth journey and entering new markets taking our technology to all corners of the globe.”

Richard Heggie, head of high growth and entrepreneurs proposition at Barclays, said: “The Barclays High-Growth & Entrepreneur Awards, now in its third year, has proved to be a valuable and influential business competition for entrepreneurs and high growth businesses across the country.

“Entrepreneurs are fundamental to the UK’s economic competitive advantage, disproportionately driving job growth, attracting investment, and creating the innovative products and services that shape our todays as well as tomorrows.”

In September, Saunders joined Prime Minister Theresa on a four-day tour of South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. He met with leading businesses, policymakers and entrepreneurs to discuss growth opportunities.

At the time, he said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to engage with senior industrialists and politicians in some of the fastest growing economies in Africa where our product can really make a difference to communities.”

Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns added: “Wales is an ambitious outward-looking nation, home to some of the most innovative businesses developing products that are being sold around the world.

“Sure Chill is a shining example of a company capitalising on the global demand for their goods and saving and protecting the lives of those who are hundreds and thousands of miles away.”