Another award for Kibosh

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WALKERBURN inventor and plumber Ross Dickinson has won another award,

The 36-year-old invented the Kibosh, a temporary repair for burst pipes made in Selkirk, and last month was highly commended in the Horners Awards.

He said: “It’s probably one of the best awards I’ve won because it’s the oldest plastics competition in the world and it’s a big accolade because the Horners are world famous.”

The competition is run by the British Plastics Federation (BPF) and the Worshipful Company Of Horners, an ancient guild and livery company of the City of London, for innovation in plastics design and manufacture. And the prize is believed to be the longest established design award for plastics in the world, with the first held in 1947.

BPF’s public and industrial affairs director, Philip Law congratulated Mr Dickinson on winning BPF’s Highly Commended Certificate and wished him “a very successful and well deserved commercialisation of this highly innovative product”.

Past winners include the Eglu chicken coop and an ‘easy-clean’ bedside cabinet to help reduce infection in hospitals.

Ross’ invention goes on sale for the first time outside the UK in Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East this month.