PREE RELEASE - LIFESAVER® Inventor-Founder Michael Pritchard receives MBE
LIFESAVER® Inventor-Founder, Michael Pritchard, has been appointed a Member of the British Empire (MBE) as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Michael’s award is in recognition for his services to Innovation and International Business.
Michael Pritchard states: ‘It is a great honour to be awarded the MBE from Her Majesty. I have always believed that the problems of the world will be best solved through innovation and entrepreneurialism and this is true in the fight to end global water poverty. I believe that everyone deserves clean, safe dinking water, no matter where they are or what their circumstances are. I invented LIFESAVER to achieve this aim.’
LIFESAVER® was founded in 2007, after the horrific events of the December 2004 Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana in August 2005. Michael felt compelled to help create something that allowed people all over the world to turn dirty, diseased water, into safe, sterile drinking water. It was then that LIFESAVER® was born.
LIFESAVER® systems is based in Colchester, Essex with a dedicated staffing team of over 30. The passion that resonates throughout the staff, ensures that Michael Pritchard’s goal of ‘ending water poverty’ is a similar goal for all those who have been touched by his passion.
All LIFESAVER® products are designed, invented and manufactured in Great Britain and serve three main markets – Humanitarian, Leisure and Military. The LIFESAVER® family began with the LIFESAVER® bottle in 2007 and then in 2009 was joined by the LIFESAVER® jerrycan, able to filter up to 20,000L of water. The LIFESAVER® M1 launched in April 2012 and was installed throughout Malaysia, giving users 2 million litres of clean, sterile drinking water. The latest addition to the LIFESAVER® family is the LIFESAVER® cube – an easily deployable, stackable humanitarian solution, giving those in disasters the ability to filter 5000L of sterile water, with the simple technology of FILL, PUMP, DRINK™.
Michael Pritchard states: ‘I am so proud of what LIFESAVER® has achieved, but we have a long way to go. With over 1.1 billion people globally still without access to safe drinking water, we must make this a priority for now and the future.’
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