Shower tray manufacturer, SENSTEC (Classic Marble Showers Ltd) has been announced as the winner of the Business & Product Innovation Award at FSB Northern Ireland’s Celebrating Small Business Awards, which took place last month. The award recognises businesses with a ground-breaking product or service, or those who are using a new approach to improve or disrupt a traditional market.
With UK, European and US Patents granted, the SENSTEC Anti-slip shower tray is said to have overcome the problems of traditional shower trays, safety and cleanability. The company says that SENSTEC is the result of 40 years’ worth of shower tray manufacturing experience and innovation. Spanning two generations of the Hackett family, it was designed, not only have uncompromising anti-slip qualities, but to be comfortable, stylish and easy to clean.
“To be awarded the Business & Product Innovation award in NI is a real achievement for all of us – especially as it was judged across all business sectors,” said Christopher Hackett, MD of Classic Marble Showers. “It has given the entire team a serious lift, giving them all a well-deserved reminder of what they have helped develop and deliver.”
Brendan Kearney, regional chair for FSB Northern Ireland, said: "We were overwhelmed by the amazing businesses who entered the FSB Awards this year. They showcased the strength, diversity and resilience of self-employed people and SME owners throughout Northern Ireland. Our Business & Product Innovation NI winners, SENSTEC (Classic Marble Showers), highlight all that is good in terms of innovation and entrepreneurship within small businesses in Northern Ireland and we congratulate them and our other category winners for 2022."
Christopher Hackett, centre, is pictured holding the trophy with his team.