The Contour Story
In 2003, joint founder, Leigh Simpson had a Eureka moment when he discovered the anti-microbial properties of silver. He knew that if he could use this technology on the surface of low surface temperature radiator guards and LST radiators he could bring major hygiene benefits to the healthcare market place, helping to solve the growing problem of hospital acquired infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria, which causes misery to thousands of patients throughout the UK every year, costs the NHS millions and potentially costs lives.
Armed with this idea, the founding team, including current director, Dawn Simpson, approached BioCote®, who had recently developed a new powder coating which included silver and was proven to reduce bacteria by up to 99.9%. BioCote had already approached numerous radiator guard and LST radiator manufacturers, who had all doubted the demand for such a solution. Within minutes, a long standing relationship was born between Contour and Biocote, and we became the exclusive licensee of this technology for Radiator Covers and LST Radiators. We are still the exclusive licensee of this technology in our market.
Within 6 months, the same manufacturers were beating a path to BioCote’s door to gain access to the same solution, only to find they were too late.
This proposition, aligned to our secure, quick access designs, which enable single person access to radiator guard interiors for regular deep cleaning and maintenance - potentially saving the NHS millions every year in cleaning costs and delivering cleaner healthcare environments, quickly redefined the market place, positioning Contour as design and innovation leaders within the sector.
These same principals of providing innovative solutions to often ignored yet costly problems has recently enabled Contour to enter the Architectural Fabrications marketplace to improve installation times, aesthetics, quality, product lifespan and building performance through the use of our designs and products.
This vision is supported by major investment in advanced manufacturing technology, a quality 1st philosophy and a committed, passionate and conscientious customer focused team who possess a ‘can-do’ attitude, and who take pride in developing design solutions for your buildings, and of course it is Made In The UK.