Simon Crowther set up his company Flood Protection Solutions Ltd 5 years ago whilst at University, and now oversees a multi-million-pound operation. Flood Protection Solutions has grown into one of UK’s leading flood defence companies and this year is Simon’s most successful year.
Simon was voted a Top 100 Real Leader in the World in 2016 by real-leaders.com and won Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
Be inspired by Entrepreneur Simon Crowther as he explains how the severe floods of 2012 inspired him to launch his £2m turnover Flood Protection Solutions business.
Simon Crowther is unlike most 23-year-olds. Having recently graduated from The University of Nottingham in civil engineering, he already has his own business employing four people.
The company that Simon founded is Flood Protection Solutions which is the sole UK distributor of the Water-Gate barrier, a temporary flood defence system manufactured in Canada and sold worldwide via a number of distributors.
Launching the business whilst in his first year of University, he has since turned the company into a £2m turnover import business.
It has now been five years since Crowther launched the business and Flood Protection Solutions has grown rapidly with its own office in Nottingham employing four members of staff.
Over the past five years Simon has grown his company from nothing, to a business that helps residents, businesses and agencies across the UK, with a multi-million-pound turnover.
Simon Crowther’s interest in flood resistance and resilience began when his family home was flooded in 2007. While researching flood defence, he came across a Canadian company that developed and sold the Water-Gate barrier – five years later, it saved his family home from flooding.
Suitably impressed, and unable to believe the UK had no equivalent, the enterprising then 18-year-old contacted the manufacturer to see if he could become the sole UK distributor. A meeting with the owner in Paris secured the licence, and in 2012, Crowther launched Flood Protection Solutions.
Simon’s passion and entrepreneurial success is inspiring.