Thermarestor receives support from Prime Minister at Witney BIC
A forward thinking fire and safety manager from Carterton has received backing from David Cameron, MP for Witney, for an innovative product that will significantly reduce fires caused by overheating consumer units.
Colin Walker called on his local MP for support, in a meeting that took place at Witney Business & Innovation Centre, to help cut through red tape from third party certification bodies who are preventing electrical contractors from widely adopting the Thermarestor System.
Mr Walker explains: “Thermarestor is the latest innovation in electrical safety. It prevents fires from happening by either alerting occupants or automatically disconnecting circuits in the event that excessive heat is detected within fuseboards, socket outlets and electrical appliances. It really is a no brainer but unfortunately we seem to have hit several brick walls with industrial bodies, hence why David Cameron’s support and help is needed.”
Thermarestor invited several guests to the meeting with Mr Cameron including representatives from the NHS and National Trust who are currently installing Thermarestor.
Mr Walker continues: “We chose Witney Business & Innovation Centre as it really is the only meeting venue in Witney that has a natural synergy with business and innovation, fundamental to our company ethos. It was also easy for our guests to find having travelled from all over the country.”
Witney Business & Innovation Centre (Witney BIC) owned by Blenheim Palace and managed by Oxford Innovation, is home to a variety of micro, small and medium sized businesses and has a choice of virtual and shared office packages.
Commenting on his meeting with Thermarestor, David Cameron commented:
“It was a pleasure to visit the Witney Business & Innovation Centre, which provides a fantastic base for a number of thriving businesses.
“Thermarestor is a simple and innovative device and it was very interesting to learn more from my constituent about how it can help prevent electrical fires. I stand ready as the local MP to assist them in any way I can.”
The centre has recently launched The Studio a newly created space where up and coming businesses can have access to a permanent desk in a shared office along with the benefits of serviced offices usually enjoyed by larger businesses.
Witney BIC is continuing to support the recently launched West Oxfordshire Business Awards 2016 by sponsoring the Micro Business Awards.