Innovation award for Lizard firm
4:10pm Thursday 31st May 2012 in Business news
Up against an elite field of Cornwall's most exciting and high growth companies, Clayworks were last week recognised as being the most innovative in the county for its newly released range of Clay Plasters.
The company replaces gypsum board, traditional plaster and paint by providing a comprehensive one stop solution, and have been chosen as the preferred choice of material for the extensive refit of Nando's restaurants across the UK.
Clayworks Directors and founders Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce set up Clayworks in 2002 on the Lizard Peninsula.
The company went from being a cob building restorer, to a manufacturer of earth building products, in 2010.
For a long time the company was a niche specialist, mixing its own plasters for each job and applying them with in-house specialists.
However, the company has dedicated the past two years to refining and testing the 'recipes', creating a standard range of plasters and training up a network of skilled and licensed plasters throughout the country - known as the UK Clay Plaster Network.
Company Co-Founder, Adam Weismann, said: “For years we've been following the growth and success of outstanding Cornish companies such as Frugi.
“And to be considered as a peer group in terms of recognition, is probably a greater achievement than the award itself.”
Clayworks Operations Director James Bryce added: “In Cornwall, you have to be innovative. Cornwall is a county full of professionals willing to set up their own company and it's from the innovation of our wider team that we benefit.”