We are pleased to announce our Managing Director and Co-Founder Luke Ruddiman has been nominated by Insiders Magazine for ’42 under 42′ Entrepreneurs in Yorkshire.

Luke started The Flood Company in his bedroom 7 years ago, and has been instrumental in building the innovative product range at The Flood Company. Luke has personally designed the Hydroshield Flood Barrier, Buffalo Steel Door, Buffalo Wooden Door and Buffalo WAR Non Return Valve, and continues to innovate more new flood mitigation products, with several new products due in 2018, including the 6 inch/150mm Buffalo Non Return Valve (launching March 2018).

Luke said “With the right partners and our ambitions, I feel I can grow The Flood Company into a unique business that has not only a national presence but a global reach in the years to come.”

In the U.K., more and more properties are subject to flooding, with the frequency and severity increasing each year. In addition, home owners are increasing required to conduct a flood survey when buying or selling a property, and the flood risks can adversely impact the valuation of a property.

As such, the company has ambitious growth plans in 2018 to help homeowners with buying or selling property and reduce the risks with flooding. The extension of our flood mitigation product range and unique flood survey service are two areas we see growth for 2018. A major source of growth is the export of flood barriers. Exports to date have ranged from EU (Spain, France, Germany) to Ghana, Hong Kong and Macau.